Kristina Gowin works in the Wellness Center at Macaulay Honors College as the Associate Director of Wellness and Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and received her dual Master’s degrees in Psychology and Psychological Counseling from Teachers College at Columbia University. Kristina has experience working with young adults and families through non-profit organizations in settings such as foster care homes, schools, and community based clinics. Kristina uses Cognitive Behavioral tools and Trauma-Focused interventions as well as working with people to discover their identities, passions, and values. She also supports the professional development of social service providers through training and consultation. Kristina believes in working collaboratively with people through a recovery-oriented and self-directed approach to help them reach their full potential and to feel empowered. Outside of work, Kristina enjoys cooking, podcasts, and college sports.