Christa Jallorina, LCSW-C Christa Jallorina

Practicing Since: 2001

Issues: Women's issues, family conflict and adjustment, parenting, adoption, self-esteem, spiritual issues

Special Populations Served: Women, families, adoptive parents, teenagers and children

Disorders Served: Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety

About: Christa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a Masters degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a focus on diversity, both from the University of Central Florida. Her first two years of study were at William Tyndale College, a Christian college focusing on Biblical counseling. Her internship was at The Advanced Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy in Florida, where she continued to work for two years prior to moving to the D.C. area. She has had experience working with teenagers and their families using the Functional Family Therapy model. She has also worked with individuals using a combination of Psychodynamic psychotherapy, specifically the James Masterson technique, and cognitive behavioral interventions.

Christa has experience leading groups pertaining to anger management, parenting, teen issues and adoption issues. She has had experience with young children using play therapy. She has worked with teenagers in the juvenile court system, as well as in family and group settings. Most recently, she has focused on working with adoptive parents during their home study process. Christa grew up in church and has a strong understanding of Biblical principles. She has been married for ten years and has two children, ages six and two.