Dr. Christina Strayer
Dr. Christina Strayer, Ed.D, LPCS, AAT, CCTP, DCC, EFP is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. She is trained in a variety of Integrative Therapies including Art, Yoga and Mindfulness along with being a Certified Counselor in Trauma Procedures (CCTP) , Distance Credentialed Counselor (online counseling), EMDR and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT with canines, equines, goats, rabbits, and more) trained. She brings a unique approach to her work with children, adolescents and adults by teaming up with sidekicks Cookie, Gidget, Abby and various farm animals! Therapy animals are proven to assist clients in many therapeutic ways.
Her theoretical approach is client-centered and holistic. She has combined her study of the power of the Human and Animal Bond in healing with proven Counseling Theories/Techniques and provides sessions in a clinical, online or farm setting!
She has a diverse background in counseling and teaching. She has served as an adjunct professor at Campbell University in the Counselor Education department. She travels and conducts seminars for PESI, a national continuing education organization and conducts Seminars/Workshops/Groups locally on a variety of Mental Health/Wellness topics. She works with ages 5 and up in the areas of PTSD, Panic Disorder, Crisis Intervention, Compassion Fatigue, ADHD, Stress, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Communication Skills, High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, Goal setting, Consultation with stakeholders (parents, school staff), Parenting, Self-Esteem, Conflict resolution, Social Skills, Life Balance. As a former School Counselor and former Exceptional Children's teacher, she has an in depth understanding of children and adolescents. She can help children and parents alike navigate difficulty with school-based issues, mental health concerns affecting academics, and often collaborates with school personnel on the client's behalf.
Christina graduated from the Doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision through Argosy University in Sarasota, FL. She obtained both a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development with a concentration in K-12 School Counseling and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Her Animal Assisted Therapy training was taken at AATPC in Colorado.