I work with children, adolescents, and adults on managing anxiety and self-harm, processing trauma and grief as well as adjusting to significant life transitions.
Working with people who are members of marginalized populations or hold unique identities is a passion of mine.
When doing so, I am keenly interested in and curious about the systems that impact your life and your story.
What forces have been holding you back? How have the political and socio-cultural tensions in today’s world impacted your sense of self and well-being? Do you find yourself serving as a bridge between generations of traditional life to a more modern and creative way of being?
As a trauma-informed, strengths-based and systemic therapist, I can help you recognize and navigate the obstacles in your day-to-day life. Our time together can offer the needed space to discuss the conflicting messages from traditional upbringings and your own experiences, ideas and opinions. I hope to collaborate with you to process the difficulties you have been facing and to discover the strengths within you to move forward in a direction that feels authentic to you.
I believe that therapy can be a safe environment for you to reflect, learn self-acceptance and challenge yourself to grow which is often accompanied by discussion of and healing from past and on-going trauma.
Therapy is not always easy, but with intention and trust, we can start your journey toward a happier and more complete existence.
Education and Training
Christina Sanchez, MACFT, has earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Adler University. She previously attained her Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Illinois Springfield in Psychology with an additional emphasis in Women and Gender Studies and LGBT+ education. Christina has worked as an in-school therapist with United Stand; a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic services to Catholic schools across Chicago and Chicagoland.