LPC Associate & LMFT Associate
Mon. - Thur. 9am - 12pm
For afternoon and evening appointments, please email Tracey to join the waitlist.
Gottman Level I Trained
Tweens, Teens, Young Adults
Internal Family Systems
We sometimes feel stuck in the “spin cycle” of life causing us to feel overwhelmed and helpless. Often, we feel ready to change but aren’t sure of how or where to begin. Throughout our lives we experience events, some positive and some negative, that shape our lives and create patterns in our behaviors. It is these patterns that define our relationship with ourselves and our relationships with others.
My approach in therapy is to help you recognize your strengths, increase self-compassion, and adopt a curious approach to your current thoughts and beliefs which perpetuate the current patterns you are seeking to change. I have discovered that this approach leads to improved relationships with self and others. I use a variety of lenses in my approach to therapy including: Attachment theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Trauma informed, and Family Systems Theory. This is your journey and my role is to meet you where you are and travel with you at a pace that you set.
For some people, faith or spirituality can play an important role alongside therapy. I honor all perspectives with regard to faith and spirituality; your individual experience is welcome and important in the healing process.
I am an authentic, compassionate, and inclusive therapist. From my own life experience, I know it can take courage to reach out for help and to begin the therapeutic journey. I am glad that you are here. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on this journey.
Cristy Ragland, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S
“Therapy is more about building new associations, making new, healthier default pathways. It is almost as if therapy is taking your two-lane dirt road and building a four-lane freeway alongside it. The old road stays, but you don’t use it much anymore.” ~ Bruce D. Perry