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Meet Christina C

Pre-doctoral intern




Hello! My name is Christina, and I am a pre-doctoral counselling intern. I am a trans woman; my pronouns are she/her and they/them. I was born and raised on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver). I am grateful to culminate my training as a doctoral student on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and Musqueam, here at the University of Victoria.

I study counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia. My research explores trans autobiography, interweaving theatre and inquiry to investigate arts-based ways of knowing and knowledge exchange and consider the therapeutic significance of artmaking and creativity.

I am also a trained theatre artist and a playwright, and I love writing plays about chosen families and centring trans narratives. I am a big fan of Star Trek, Tina Turner, and all varieties of chocolate.

Counselling approach

We all have the innate drive to grow, heal, realize our potential, and live our fullest life. But we all, at one time or another, need support along the way. In the therapy room, I draw on a person-centred approach, focusing on collaboratively building a bridge from where you are right now to where you want to be. I have previously specialized in working with trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming teens and adults and with members of the broader 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Working together, I want to consider the stories we are telling about ourselves, the stories we are internalizing from the world around us, and whether we might want to shift aspects of those personal and received narratives, and how we might begin telling new stories. I champion using our emotions as a compass to move through our blocks and our unique strengths as individuals in community to help lead us to the lives we want to live.

I have trained in individual therapy as well as arts-based group therapy approaches.

Areas of Interest 

  • Trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming and queer experience 
  • Identity exploration and transition
  • Poly, ethically non-monogamous, and open relationship structures
  • Trans joy and gender liberation

Whatever you would like to focus on, undertaking counselling is a courageous act. Please reach out for an appointment, and I look forward to meeting you!