Kristina Dragnea MC, RP
Psychotherapy + Counselling
In my career as a psychotherapist and through my own introspective explorations, I have come to learn that only through the wholehearted acceptance and integration of all aspects of ourselves - the good, the bad and the ugly - can we actualize to our fullest potential and live an authentic and truly fulfilled life.
I work from the belief that we all have unconscious, unacknowledged parts of ourselves that influence our thoughts, feelings, and subsequent behaviours, for better or for worse. The more we work at bringing these parts of ourselves to the forefront of our awareness, the more confident we will feel in allowing ourselves to be guided by our own experience and intuition, rather than by external influences. The less we look to the world around us for answers and instead look inward, the more aligned we will feel with our purpose and the more we will be living it fully and authentically.
Research into mindfulness studies and psychotherapy suggest that the partnership of the two modalities can accelerate a person’s ability to function in the present moment and live from a place of acceptance, while maintaining a less reactive response in relationships with yourself and others. Treatments offered can be tailored to address issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep and adjustment disorders - to name some of the more reported difficulties. I will guide you on a journey to mindfully align to the beat of your own drum.
Kristina received an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. She is registered to practice psychotherapy with the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO). She continues to receive regular supervision from a clinical psychologist who provides her with knowledge, advice, and an outside perspective on her work.
Kristina has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and other various techniques. She completed a practicum internship at York University’s Student Counselling Services, where she was supervised in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Group Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and crisis counselling.
Kristina has also worked with individuals suffering with mild to severe brain injury resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Therapy is tailored to address issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Somatic Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders.