Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Cristina Marie Smugala, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kirkwood
(314) 888-5212 x3 Website

Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Restoring Clarity Counseling and Coaching
130 East Jefferson Avenue
Floor 2
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
(314) 888-5212 x3

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Saint Louis, Missouri 63116
(314) 888-5212

My passion is to empathetically guide and support transformation of traumatic experience. I will empower you to face your fears, unburden toxic shame, heal traumatic wounds and help you reclaim the courage that you know is inside of you. The ability to have love, compassion and acceptance for yourself are powerful healing forces that I strive to ignite, recover and unlock in my clients. Through EMDR and Somatic Experiencing I focus on restoring a sense of calm, centered connectedness within the brain and body. I work to inspire courage, promote healing so you can embody radical acceptance, release fear and embrace authenticity.

With a new transformational understanding of yourself you will begin moving through negative core beliefs that keep you feeling defeated. I utilize guidance and experiential exercises to increase skill, foster empowerment and regulation. My approach is transformational, empowering, healing and insight driven. My whole heart believes in your ability to heal.

My specializations consist of treating trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, grief, panic, and addictions. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in the Internal Family Systems model, and Somatic Experiencing. I will individualize your therapy to assist you in finding the approach that is as unique as you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: St. Louis University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License and State: 2013010229 Missouri

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $92 - $135
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HealthLink
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association / 6310411
  • Member Since: 2014

Location

Restoring Clarity Counseling and Coaching
130 East Jefferson Avenue
Floor 2
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
(314) 888-5212 x3

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Saint Louis, Missouri 63116
(314) 888-5212
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Attachment Related Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Cristina is a passionate, knowledgeable, and compassionate therapist. She goes above and beyond in the care of her clients. I would not hesitate to send people I care about her way.
Mr. Steven Buchheit, MEd, LPC
Mr. Steven Buchheit, MEd, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019
Cristina Marie Smugala, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kirkwood

Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC