Overcome feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, build self-confidence so you can live a more balanced life.
I specialize in helping individuals overcome feelings of anxiety, build confidence, increase healthy choices and stop overthinking so they can live their best life. Anxiety and overwhelm impacts our bodies as well as our mind. It's vital both are treated for inner balance.
I am a mix of a teacher and a counselor. I work with you to help you discover how to fuel your body, live a healthy lifestyle, manage anxiety, calm your thoughts and become the healthiest versions of yourself by finding exactly what works for you including working from a holistic framework: Mind (self-compassion work/solution-focused) and Body (EFT, breathwork, nervous system, gentle yoga and nutrients). My teacher comes out when I educate you on practical anxiety management tools that you can use daily.
Please visit my approach page to learn even more about how I conduct therapy.
Clients I see:
I see individuals ages 15 and above. I work with other therapists wanting their own therapist, managing emotional eating or setting health goals, young adults, and tend to see many mothers who have children leaving home (transition in roles). But overall, I see all sorts of professionals and individuals who desire to decrease their anxiety and increase their sense of calm and well-being. If you need a couples therapist, I suggest AAMFT therapists. or Gottman therapists. Though a couple can both be treated for anxiety management together!
I offer affordable private pay and membership plans!
Below are a few of the areas we can explore - I combine an educational approach with traditional counseling and support! Learning how your body responds to anxiety increases your self resiliency.
All our sessions are conveniently online
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
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.
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
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 whom you want to be in the present and in the future. I combine a goal-directed approach along with a 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.
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.
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 on teaching foundational skills to help you listen to your inner wisdom and manage the stressors in life related to individual issues and relationships. Our ability to manage stressors and our feelings 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. 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
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/
**** 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, not having suicidal thoughts, 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/