Dr. Messina & Associates counseling and psychiatric services in southlake and flower mound

Kristi Rodriguez

Therapy Intern
Located in Southlake, TX & Flower Mound, TX
Kristi Rodriguez

Kristi Rodriguez is a therapy intern who works with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with a variety of issues and difficulties at Dr. Messina & Associates in Flower Mound and Southlake, Texas. Following the completion of her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University, Kristi will continue working with clients at Dr. Messina & Associates as an intern working towards full licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Kristi enjoys working with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, family and attachment issues, and loss. Kristi creates an atmosphere of compassion and warmth with a strong client-centered collaborative approach and utilizes Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy, as she has found these to be most effective in treating the challenges mentioned. Kristi’s aim is to provide a safe environment where clients can process their feelings and struggles while identifying personal and relational resources that will help them move closer to the person they want to become.

Kristi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has over two decades in corporate training, management, and staff development. Her therapy training experiences include The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders and Texas Wesleyan’s Community Counseling Center.

Kristi is a native Texan and has been married for over twenty years with two grown daughters, who give her great joy. She loves spending time with her family and serving in a women’s prison ministry in her free time.

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