Kristina Tucker, M.A., LAPC

Adults • Couples • Adolescents • Children
770-218-9005 x110 • cell 678-948-5783
ktucker@fountaingate.com

Days: Mon 9-6:30, Thur 1-6:30, Fri 10:30-6:30, Sat 8-4
Fee: $80, sliding scale available

Insurance: (none)

Education

B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Child and Family Development, University of Georgia.
M.A. in Professional Counseling, Thesis Track, with Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy, Richmont Graduate University.

License

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the State of Georgia

Current and Previous Experience

Counseling Intern. Piedmont Cancer Wellness, Atlanta, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. Hope Counseling Center at West Ridge, Dallas, Georgia.
Current: Youth small group leader with middle school girls. Sanctuary Church, Kennesaw, Georgia.
10+ years experience as a Family Partner Volunteer, Summer Intern, and Kitchen Lead at Lighthouse Family Retreat, a ministry for families of children with cancer.

Special Interests

Young adults and women
Individuals with chronic or terminal illness
Family, loved-ones, and caregivers of individuals with chronic or terminal illness
Issues surrounding fertility and birth including infertility, trauma during birth, and post-partum adjustment
Issues with sexuality and sexual wholeness including sexual pain
Codependency and boundary issues
Personal growth, identity, and self-esteem
Expressive and creative therapies
Stress management
Spiritual growth
Depression
Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Personal

Kristina grew up in a divorced family and is the oldest of five children. While in college, her relationship with Jesus became central to her personhood and understanding of the world. She married her husband in her early twenties and soon after became quite ill and eventually diagnosed with a chronic pain condition. As she learned to live differently in order to find a new “healthy”, her eyes and heart were opened to a desire to help people with chronic and terminal illnesses. Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and baby, hiking with her golden retriever, yoga, reading, camping, anything creative, and quality time with friends and family.

Vision

Kristina believes that our pain can be transformed, and we can have a new understanding of the challenges we experience. Her understanding of scripture is that Jesus longs to redeem, restore, and renew all the pain in our lives, making us whole, at peace, and able to walk in freedom. She views each of her sessions as divine appointments where she desires to create a safe space to explore the harder things in life. She views the work in the counseling room as God’s work; she is joining in His larger plan of healing and transformation.