Christiana Rutkowski, MS, LPC, NCC

Christiana is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents, teenagers, and adults who are experiencing symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Christiana’s expertise lies specifically in treating high achieving individuals navigating the pressure and expectation of continued success.

Christiana has also worked to assist those that have a complex relationship with diet and exercise, and the impact that this relationship has on an individual’s self esteem and sense of worth. 

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

Christiana is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities to address the above areas of treatment. These 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

As a previous Division I collegiate athlete, Christiana values a focus on the importance of mind-body connection. 

Christiana puts the quality of the therapist – client relationship front and center; focusing on the client’s strengths and what they feel personally makes like meaningful. 

Educational Background:

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