Christine Yerrakadu, MA

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Christine Yerrakadu, MA is a registered mental health counselor intern and art therapist. She specializes in working with teens, adults, families, and caregivers. She is dedicated to providing safe and creative counseling and therapeutic experience services throughout the state of Florida. Christine completed two Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapies as well as Art History and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Criticism. 

By engaging in Expressive Arts Therapy, Christine works to help clients reach a sense of mindfulness, peace and security. She's found art to be a powerful tool to help clients learn more about what is troubling them and making them feel stuck. In addition to clinical counseling, Christine utilizes her extensive background in music and art to create simple, yet creative exercises, such as doodling, drawing, listening to music and sounds, and writing, to help support clients on their healing journey. These creative outlets enhance therapy, and help facilitate growth, development, and healing, without the need to have any prior creative experience. Sometimes just a pencil and scrap paper will do!

 

Using an intersectional and multicultural approach, based on years of education, Christine specializes in working with diverse populations including issues of race, ethnicity, identity, abilities, and disabilities. She is also passionate about working with families and caregivers with loved ones on the Autism Spectrum and those with chronic illnesses.

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety 

  • Autism Spectrum 

  • Chronic Illness 

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • LGBTQ+

  • Life Transitions

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Mood Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Management

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Management

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Stress Management

  • Women's Issues

Education and Licensure

  • Lesley University; Cambridge, MA

       M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling​ and 

       Expressive Arts Therapy

  • CUNY Queens College; Flushing, NY

       M.A., Art History

  • Stony Brook University; Stony Brook, NY​​

       B.A., Art History and Criticism

  • Licensed by the Florida Department of Health as a Mental Health Counselor Intern - IMH 17967

Training and Certifications

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Multicultural Competency

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Art Therapy 

Location and Contact

Tampa Office:

(Located in the Apco Center Building)

120 State Street East

Suite 106

Oldsmar, FL 34677

 

Contact:
P: (727) 210-5674
F: (813) 433-5342
E-mail: ShannonKnightCounseling@gmail.com
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