Kristina is a reliable therapist with strong verbal communication skills and a TEAM attitude. She possesses a strong desire to improve the lives of others through solving problems and relating well to them. Kristina has a B.A. degree in Psychological and Social Sciences from Penn State University and has taken related coursework in Educational Psychology, Learning and Instruction, Psychological Statistics, Clinical Neuropsychology, Social Psychology, Human Development, Family Studies, Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions, and Cultural Anthropology. Kristina also completed her #ABA coursework at Arcadia University. Prior to working as therapist with an older adolescent in an in-patient facility, an approved private, alternative school setting, and at home, she was also a hotline counselor, having completed an additional certification in domestic abuse counseling, nonjudgemental listening techniques, threat and safety assessment, and nondirective counseling. She has also aided callers in formulating exit planning and strategies focused on safety, referring folks to receive the proper resources such as free legal help and alternate housing or living arrangements when necessary.