Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Restoring Clarity Counseling and Coaching
Saint Louis, MO 63127
(314) 888-5212 x3
Offers online therapy

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About

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.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $160
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.

Qualifications

  • License: Missouri / 2013010229
  • School: St. Louis University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counseling Association / 6310411
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
"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."

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CMHIMP

Cristina Marie Smugala's Groups

Courageous Healing & Empowerment

The Courageous Healing approach uses a supportive, trauma processing curriculum that allows members to acknowledge the impact of trauma while focusing their energies on healing, enhancing their existing strengths, and building resiliency. You can gain a solid foundation to process trauma memories in a way that lessens the emotional intensity and brings an enhanced sense of liberation from the past. You can develop an understanding of shame and helplessness as it relates to trauma and the attachment system. You can learn how to correct distortions and enhance self-concept by integrating their life experiences into a positive sense of self.

More about this group

Location

Restoring Clarity Counseling and Coaching
Saint Louis, MO 63127
(314) 888-5212 x3
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Attachment Related Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Cristina Marie Smugala

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC