Hey there! I’m Karina
Imagine if life was exactly how you wanted it to be, what would it look like? Who would you spend your time with? What would you fill your hours doing? More importantly, what would you think about?
Understanding who we are and how we can use that to create a better version of ourselves every day is a very powerful thing. When you change your way of thinking, you change your life. When you imagine things exactly how you want them to be, you bring yourself in alignment to achieve those things. It’s not just make-believe anymore, it’s real. And it can have a huge impact on our personal and professional relationships.
In 2012, my world fell apart and it was some of the darkest times I’ve ever experienced. It was a time of anger, sadness, resentment, fear, unloved, heartache, insecurity, vulnerability, disgust, worry, helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, lack of control, rejection, and low self-esteem. I wasn’t where I wanted to be and wasn’t the best version of myself.
During that year, I read self-help book after self-help book. I took every assessment you can imagine to try and figure out who I was. I started a second Master’s program, this time in Marriage and Family Therapy to try and learn everything I could about life and relationships. But most importantly, I sought help from a reputable therapist who completely changed my life and my way of thinking! It was in these moments that I developed a deep and abiding passion to help others.
I help my clients see the true depth of their magnificence and greatness because I know all too well what it’s like to not see my own. I create beauty and joy because I’ve known the depths of ugliness and anguish.
I love to ignite courage and confidence in one’s heart, daring them to dream big! It was only when I pushed through my own fears and limitations and took a chance on my own dreams that
I created the success that once seemed impossible.
I understand the power and purpose of creating a strong visionto encourage and develop the life you want and were meant to lead.
Education & Credentals
- Bachelors in Sociology and Criminology
- Masters in Interpersonal Communication and additional Masters work in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Doctorate of Psychology in Grief Counseling (in progress)
- Diverse work experience with single adults, individuals, couples, and athletes
Real People with Real Experiences
"Karina is a very easy choice as my counsellor because of two main reasons. First, she is extremely comfortable to talk to, she listens, she understands and she is able to calmly discuss personal matters within her soothing and relaxing officeenvironment. I feel I can really open up to her and myself, while feeling safe. Secondly, my sessions with Karina are alwaysstimulating and educational. I am growing with gratitude every time I use the amazing tools she teaches me live a better life, to find peace and joy in my relationship with myself and others."
"First thing, Karina gives you a safe space to talk, share and open up. That is important. She may not tell you everything you want to hear, but she will tell you things you need. Then she will help you understand the difference. Her own experiences help provide a perspective that is much more down to earth and a feeling of understanding rather than simply an academic analysis."
"Karina has a great approach to therapy. She is a good listener and really strives to understand what I am feeling and thinking. She is passionate about helping others. She has a great energy about her and I feel very confident in knowing she is there for me and willing to help me in whatever capacity she can. " put a testimonial from one of Karina's clients. Here is where we can put a testimonial from one of Karina's clients"