About Christina Herbin
Christina has taught and developed courses at WCC since 2012 and became a full-time faculty member in fall 2021. As an educator, she recognizes the crucial role she plays in the process of student learning. She has a facilitator style of teaching that promotes self-awareness and a deeper understanding of the course concepts. Classes are collaborative.She feels we are all vessels of knowledge and experience that can bring to life many of the course concepts we cover. She strives to create an empathic and welcoming classroom that comes with ease with her counselor background. Students are able to learn something new about themselves or others.
Christina was a student-athlete at the University of Michigan where she earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology with specialized training in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. Her graduate institution offered curriculum heavily devoted to social justice and multicultural competence.In addition to teaching, Christina works as a licensed professional counselor in private practice providing therapy for children, adolescents,and adults. She has specialized training in TF-CBT, TGCT-A, Compassion Resilience, and EMDR.
She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, being in nature, and enjoying all things sweet (e.g., cookies, candy).
B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
She has worked as a researcher in areas ranging from trauma awareness,community mentoring, student-athletes, and race/culture. She has facilitated workshops in schools and community organizations in the areas of stress management and race-related topics. She is currently concluding a research project with Michigan Medicine aimed to promote resilience and trauma-responsive practices in a local middle school.