Hi, I'm Jackie!

Cristina DeFiore LLMSW


Whether you come to your session with specific goals in mind, or perhaps a burgeoning desire to understand yourself more fully, I commend you. Together, we will cultivate a kind, compassionate space for you to be your most vulnerable, authentic self, and explore your unique human experience.

In the therapy room:

My approach to our session will vary depending on your preferences. I tend to incorporate bits and pieces from various therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Psychodynamic Theory. I also enjoy using holistic practices that help in grounding and relaxation, such as mindful breathing and meditation. As a member and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I aim to create an open, accepting space for all humans. I am here to honor and work with you through the tough stuff.

My specialty areas include:

I have experience working with individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, sexual and gender identity issues, relationship issues, substance use disorders, and mood disorders. I welcome clients of all ages and identities, as well as those interested in modern and integrative relationship therapy.

My training:

I earned my B.A. in Psychology at Oakland University, and am currently completing my Masters of Social Work at Wayne State University. Since 2019, I have worked in both in-patient and outpatient mental health settings. Most recently, I interned at an intensive outpatient substance use disorder program, where I worked with clients to identify underlying causes of addiction and behavioral patterns. I have also completed additional training in OCD treatment, and Safe and Sound Protocol.

Outside the office:

In my free time, I love watching thrillers, spending quality time with my partner, and finding small ways to connect with the universe.

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