Christiana Rutkowski, MS, LPC, NCC

Christiana Rutkowski is a distinguished psychotherapist who excels in guiding adolescents, teenagers, and adults through the challenges of anxiety and depression. Her expertise notably shines in aiding high-achieving individuals as they navigate the stress and expectations associated with their success. Furthermore, Christiana has a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding diet, exercise, and their impact on self-esteem and personal worth.

Christiana Rutkowski, with her background as a Division I collegiate athlete, places a strong emphasis on the crucial interplay between mental and physical well-being. Her therapeutic approach underscores the importance of a robust therapist-client relationship, focusing on identifying and leveraging each client’s individual strengths and the aspects of life that provide them with meaning. This foundation is particularly effective in her work with athletes, helping them to enhance performance, navigate the pressures and expectations of competitive sports, and develop resilience in the face of frustration and failure.

Adding to her diverse skill set, Christiana has developed a profound knowledge and expertise in supporting females facing various life transitions and uncertainties. She is dedicated to helping women gain greater self-awareness, insight, and confidence. Through personalized therapeutic strategies, Christiana empowers her clients to navigate these transitions with resilience, fostering a sense of self-assurance that resonates in all facets of their lives. Her work is a testament to her commitment to promoting mental health and well-being across the lifespan.

Educational Background:

  • Master of Science / Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Monmouth University
  • Bachelor of Psychology – Seton Hall University

Christiana has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Addictive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Life Transitions
  • Performance Stress
  • Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Women Issues

Christiana is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities that include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Ecotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy

Christiana has been amazing through all the ups and downs in my life lately. With so much changing at work and at home, she was there to remind me it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and gave me some really helpful tips to deal with everything. She made the chaos become more manageable and helped me find my way through all of the uncertainty with some solid advice and strategies.