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Coaching and counseling for finding balance 
Education. Wisdom. Awareness
 

Let's be honest, life on planet earth can be very challenging while also very beautiful. It's only natural to feel overwhelmed at times. Learning how to be as accepting of those overwhelming moments as much as those calm moments is definitely a process of personal discovery. Entering into counseling isn't necessarily about getting rid of your symptoms, it's learning how to walk in the light and knowing how to navigate the darkness. 

 

 

I offer individual counseling, if you need a couples therapist, I suggest AAMFT therapists

Below are a few of the areas we can explore - I explain them individually so you can learn more about each concept.  I do combine an educational (coaching) approach with traditional counseling and we also talk about your strengths, concerns, and process your inner reality to further expand your self-understanding with yourself and the world around you.

All our sessions will be online

   

1.

Overcome! Anxiety Groups and 1:1

 

This is a 7/8-week virtual evidence-based mind-body-spirit sessions aimed at addressing emotional highs and lows. These sessions are rooted in ancient teachings of yoga philosophy but also modern research in the field of neuropsychology, stress physiology and somatic (mind-body) and cognitive therapy.

The polyvagal theory and somatic yoga and their application in addressing acute stress, trauma and anxiety provide you with knowledge and skills to amplify your innate ability to self soothe

2.

Mindfulness and self compassion  

 

Practice  how you relate to yourself through a compassionate lens.   When in distress we tend to self criticize, speak harshly to ourselves or have unrealistic expectations. What if you responded with more kindness, patience, and understanding? What if this actually made you stronger?  Society and our upbringing have influenced our self-talk.

 

Self-compassion addresses core issues related to feelings of unworthiness, depression and perfectionism. Combining mindfulness with compassion allows a richer dive into an authentic awareness of how you can allow yourself to be softer with yourself and for others. 

3.

 How your nervous system impacts your mental health  

Together let's learn how your nervous system impacts your communication style to your anxiety level.

You will learn how your nervous system impacts your mood.  Well-being starts with the nervous system.

In these sessions, we explore how your nervous system is unique to you! Learn a fabulous tool to help you get to know how your different nervous system "states" and how each state impacts your thoughts, emotions and your body.  

Learn a practical tool to help you connect with your mind-body system in a healthy compassionate fun way

4.

Solution Narrative

 Conversations are powerful! I would love to create intentional conversations that will help move you actively toward a solution you wish to have in your life. You can move forward in your life by focusing on your strengths, your inner wisdom and your hopes. So, let's co-create conversations that will reauthor a new story about who you want to be in the present and in the future. I combine a goal-directed approach along with deep exploration of your own inner wisdom to help bring out your best self. 

I will ask you reflective questions throughout the session that will help you gain greater clarity on your abilities, desires, action steps and strengths.  In Strength Focused we are co-creating a new version of yourself via our conversation. 

5.

Emotional Freedom Technique (aka tapping)

Tapping is based on the combination of Ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

 

Also, based on mind-body awareness it is more of an alternative tool.

 

It consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations.

 

Research yes has shown this helps calm the nervous system, rewire the brain to respond in healthier ways, and restore the body’s balance of energy.

 

Tapping works with our midbrain region and our nervous system to help the calming centers regain strength.

About me

Hi I'm Christina Spinler, a clinically trained licensed therapist and a  mindfulness life coach and I'm also a certified yoga teacher specializing in trauma-informed yoga.  My focus is offering foundational skills to help you listen to your inner wisdom and manage the stressors in life-related to individual issues and relationships.  I truly understand the reality of how anxiety and feelings of unworthiness can impact the quality of life! 

  I am an affirming and inclusive ethically driven person. I utilize a mind-body-spiritual (not religious) view on healing.   Everyone will find a therapist that fits them, so I am upfront with who I am.  I personally think it's important that my clients know they are in a  judgment-free zone during our time together, as we all know it can get really rough out there in the world!  

 

 I see what I teach as a practice of learning how to live on planet Earth with more compassion - a sense of being grounded in the chaos!    It's learning how to live a more consciously aware and less reactive life. - skills you can use throughout your entire life!!

I only offer virtual counseling

Getting Help

Blogposts are for educational purposes only. They should NOT be used as a substitute for psychotherapy or treatment advice. If you are feeling suicidal please go to her nearest ER/Psychiatric Facility. 
The national suicide hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

National abuse hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/help/ 
​1-800-799-7233

​**** Please note I am not able to provide crisis services (Tulsa Copes crisis line: 918-744-4800 and national suicide: 1-800-273-8255) as I am an individual outpatient provider with limited resources so I may not see your text or message for maybe 8 hours. If you are feeling suicidal go to your nearest ER/Psychiatric facility or dial 911. 

Outpatient therapy is once weekly counseling, it is a good fit if you are able to function in your day-to-day activities, able to have an acceptable diet, drinking not out of control and no fear of self-harm. If you need more than weekly it may be an important sign that you may need a higher level of care that ethically I can not provide, if you are not able to perform your daily activities,  have suicidal thoughts, not able to control your drinking, not able to maintain enough calories for eating disorders or feel unsafe.

​Intensive outpatient or inpatient care are two other options. Laureate in Tulsa has both options to explore. www.saintfrancis.com/laureate/psychiatric-care/adult-mental-health/

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Anxiety

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Self Esteem

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Depression

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Mindfulness

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Stress

 
“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.”
― Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance