Christina Pavlov, Pre-Doctoral Intern
Christina is a pre-doctoral intern. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is currently completing her doctoral degree requirements in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. Christina trusts and practices from the perspective that the path to wholeness and healing is through love and forgiveness—of one’s self, others, and/or God. God’s love is there, even when we feel contempt for it, neglect it, or reject it entirely. Facing one’s wounds can be a daunting and formidable journey, but gradual healing occurs when we can accept that we are loved and have a desire to love. Christina works with all ages, from play therapy and group therapy with children and adolescents, to individual and group therapy with adults. She specializes in individuals who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, existential crises, betrayal, anxiety and depressive disorders, grief and loss, relationship conflict, and vocational discernment issues. Her goal in therapy to assist clients in discovering purpose and meaning, and she places emphasis on building trust, self-compassion, and awareness. Christina also spends a portion of her practice conducting psychological and neurocognitive assessments to assist in diagnosis and treatment.