Kristina Hargie LMHC
M.A Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon, graduated in 2012 with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Providing therapy services since 2012.
Children and families. Specialization in ADHD
Kristina's theoretical orientation depends on the needs of the child and families seen. With this said, with a background in Marriage and family therapy, she orients more towards Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Family Systems Theories. Working with children, there also needs to be a strong emphasis on play as play is the primary language children use to describe their social emotional life. As Kristina has learned from many developmental theorists that following a child's lead in play can help open up a child to working towards personal and social growth.
I emphasize the importance of making children feel listened to and heard as the cornerstone to working towards parents and the child's goals. Additionally, I find it invaluable to seek out their strengths and interests as a way to help them meet their goals and to build on their self-esteem.
Grief/Death, Parenting Issues, ADHD