Christina T. Veselak is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual counseling, and maintaining a private practice in Denver, CO.
With over 25 years experience as a clinician, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are relapse prevention for chronic relapsers, chronic pain and illness, life struggles and mental health nutrition. I provide training and supervision of interns and clinicians wishing to integrate nutritional awareness into their practices.
In addition, I present at national conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Nutrition and Brain Chemistry, Adrenal Fatigue in Addicted Families, and Integrating Nutritional Strategies into a Private Practice. I have also taught Basic Counseling Skills and Nutrition and Brain Chemistry at the Denver School of Hypnotherapy.
Psychotherapy Education: I graduated from San Francisco State University in 1983 with a MS in Counseling Psychology. I was licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1985 and have subsequently been licensed in Alaska and Colorado. I am also trained in EMDR and hypnosis.
Nutritional Consultation: I graduated from the American Health Science University in 1993 as a Certified Nutritionist. Since then, I have specialized in nutritional approaches to emotional well-being and addiction recovery. I have also extensively studied western herbal medicine, and am very familiar with herbal approaches to depression, anxiety and insomnia. Our nutritional work together would never take the place of necessary medical treatment and I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions other than those emotional or mental disorders covered by my licensure in the State of Colorado as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Professional Activities: I am a founding member and former treasurer of The Alliance for Addiction Solutions, a non-profit organization which promotes the use of nutritional and other natural modalities in addiction treatment. I am on its Advisory Board and present national trainings.
Treatment Philosophy: I believe that many of our struggles as adults come from painful childhood and adult experiences, as well as unmet developmental needs. Sometimes we did not learn the communicaiton and life management skills we need to succeed as adults, and sometimes we learned to behave in ways that hurt us as adults.
Therefore, I work in many different ways with my clients, depending upon what is needed. Sometimes, therapy can be very brief, with issues resolving within a few weeks, and sometimes we need to approach healing in a layered way, over several years. I use psychodynamic approaches, cognitive behavioral techniques, spiritual support and inner child work as needed.
My goal is to provide my clients with a set of tools with which you can continue your own healing and cope with life effectively outside the therapy session, and after therapy is over.