Phone: (630) 797-9872 x706
Email: cpaulsen [at] cedartreecounseling.com
“Working with Christina was an absolute pleasure! She offers the most compassionate and insightful guidance. I always felt like I had the best help.”
– Laura K.
Clinical Focus: Couples & Children; Online Counseling
Location: St. Charles, IL
Couples Counseling | Children and Adolescents | Anxiety | Depression | Women’s Issues | Family Therapy | Grief and Loss
Education & Licenses
Marriage & Family Masters Level Intern
M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy (expected May 2020) Wheaton College School of Counseling, Wheaton IL
B.A. in Exercise Physiology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
A Message From Christina
We all want meaningful connections, healthy relationships, and happily ever after stories in our lives, but the truth is, loving your family is much easier said than done. Perhaps the stress of life is making you distant from your partner or snap at your kids more than you’d like.
Maybe you’re just feeling down and out with overwhelming thoughts and feelings or dealing will grief.
Perhaps you know it’s time to work on your marriage and get support for your kids, but you’ve exhausted all your own energy. You’re frustrated and don’t know where to turn next.
I get it. Life is hard and we all go through times of suffering. But feeling overwhelmed, constantly arguing, and surrendering to the current norm doesn’t have to be the end of the story. You don’t have to be stuck here.
I help couples and families to experience the meaningful change that they long for. I understand that asking for help with your most important relationships is a big deal, and it’s hard to know who you can trust.
Give me a call, and together we’ll work to help you and your family foster meaningful relationships, overcome adversity, and experience greater joy in life.
5 Tips for Managing Family Conflict
IT IS VERY NORMAL FOR SUMMER, WHILE A WONDERFULLY FUN TIME OF THE YEAR, TO ALSO PRODUCE WITH MORE FAMILY CONFLICT. FIVE PRO-TIPS FOR MANAGING FAMILY CONFLICT.
When Not To Fight As A Couple
WHEN DISAGREEMENTS ARISE, IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW IF TRYING TO WORK THROUGH THE ARGUMENT WILL BE BENEFICIAL, OR IF A CONVERSATION WILL JUST MAKE IT WORSE.
“Christina is one of the kindest people I know. When I have gone to her for advice or insights, she has always taken the time to listen. She is very wise and has consistently pointed me in the right direction while making me feel empowered to take matters in my own hands!” — Hubert N.
Cedar Tree's Mission:
There’s a lot of broken families who struggle to do life well together.
That’s why we help families create an environment where deeper connection & healing can happen.