Hello and welcome! My name is Kristina Fecik (pronounced Fetch-ik) and I especially enjoy working with:
1) Men and women struggling with self-esteem, self-confidence and relationship issues.
2) Couples that are in new relationships, getting ready for marriage or just encountering their first big
challenge or rough patch in their relationship.
Often women or men come to me when they are going through a challenging life transition such as a recent
break-up, a job change or a move to a new geographical location. I understand that a lot of self-doubt can
creep in during these moments and that the unknown can be frightening. I firmly believe, however, that
things can always get better and that support is oftentimes all one needs to help them remember who
they are and how to get back to feeling better. I mainly utilize Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) models when working with my clients. That is, I work with my clients in a
collaborative way so that his or her goals are guiding the course of treatment. We focus on the
individual’s personal strengths, past successes and times when the problem is not occurring so to rebuild
confidence and restore faith in his or her capabilities. We also pay attention to negative thinking patterns
that could be getting in the way of the client moving forward and practice techniques such as reframing to
look at life situations in a more accurate or positive way.
As for couples, I believe in a preventative care approach, daily maintenance and breaking the stigma that
couple’s therapy is reserved for a last resort solution. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I
have seen many couples in my practice who have come to me just before deciding to get a divorce. My
recommendation is that couples come in a lot sooner. In fact, I think coming before getting married is
best, but if not, as soon as something seems to be interrupting the peace in one's relationship. There is
research is available about what keeps couples together in happy and thriving relationships, but many
people aren't privy to it. I utilize Gottman Couples Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy with the
couples that I treat. I find it especially rewarding to share the information that I have with couples just
starting their lives together so they have the opportunity to avoid unnecessary pitfalls that relationships
can so often bring about. Two common complaints that couples have when they come to me for therapy
are that they can't communicate or that their intimate life is suffering. I help them by providing some
education about what works in effective communication and what does't, and then I assist them by
coaching them through some exercises where they get to practice communicating in more effective and
satisfying ways. Once we've worked through some challenging moments and they have learned how to
implement these new skills at home, things start to get better and in turn, intimacy improves.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
LMFT #MT 2854 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Kristina is very kind, patient and understanding. She is easy to talk to. I appreciate her guidance and help.