Christina Muraski, MA, LMFT, RPT
Christina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a graduate of Adler Graduate School where she obtained her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Christina also has a two year post-graduate certificate from the University of Minnesota in Early Childhood Mental Health. Christina is passionate about working with very young children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. She has experience working with older children, adults, and couples as well.
Christina is trained in experiential play therapy and Theraplay. She uses directive and non-directive play therapy to help children with trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, separation from parents, grief/loss, life transitions, and mood or behavioral concerns that may be impacting a child in a negative way. She aims to strengthen the relationship between parent and child as she believes this is crucial for a child’s success and healing. Christina also works with children in foster care and children who are going to be adopted or have already been adopted and their families. Christina is trained in Circle of Security, a parenting intervention that helps parents create secure attachments with their children.
Christina is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress and distressing life events, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Christina is also bilingual and fluent in American Sign Language. Her background includes being a certified ASL interpreter and counseling deaf and hard of hearing children and parents.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Adult Attachment Inventory
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
American Sign Language - fluent (ASL)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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