Christina Raghubeer, BS
Many people do not understand why they keep repeating the same patterns in their relationships. It takes courage to step into the stress of every day, to figure out who you are, and to step into relationships and connection with others. I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgmental approach to counseling. My work is informed by a psychodynamic model, which is an in-depth form of talk therapy that focuses on exploring experiences in your past to discover which patterns and themes work well in your life, as well as the ones that cause distress. It also includes the exploration of unconscious processes, motives, needs, and defenses and how they affect your current behavior.
My approach includes self-reflection, exploration of the dynamics of family of origin, and the use of our therapist-client relationship to gain insight into relationship patterns in your life. In other words, we work together to analyze early experiences and emotions and to understand the origins of defense mechanisms used to cope during stressful situations. Through this insight, you can begin to make changes in your life.
I grew up here in Seattle, and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. I’m currently finishing my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma and Abuse at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.