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I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions, child welfare, and with military and veteran populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including couples/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, immigration-related issues, abuse and trauma, divorce and separation, and grief and loss, among other things. I have also worked extensively with the Marine Corps in the area of force preservation and suicide prevention, and have worked with other branches of the service as well, both in the US and OCONUS.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I honestly believe we can work together to find solutions for almost any problem and that we can emerge from challenges stronger, and even more resilient. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness training, and other techniques. I also have incorporated many things I have learned in my travels and interactions with psychology in other cultures and countries into my extensive training. I will tailor our interactions and treatment to help you meet your goals and work collaboratively with you every step along the way.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
LMHC #MH7506 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Dr. Gonzalez is extremely knowledgeable and supportive at the same time. She has a broad experience and has recommendations for many issues that I struggle with. She's also a great listener and remembers what we talked about in previous sessions and follows up. The more I talk to her the more helpful it is, since she is able to recognize patterns in my thinking and behavior that are hard to see and address on my own! Highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez!
Christina is a great counselor. I’ve been working with her for almost a year now and she has given me a lot of help and support with my relationship, anxiety, depression and addiction problems.
I would highly recommend her, to others!
Has change my perspective of thinking to a more positive way that I am genuinely more happy and. I longer have suicidal ideation.
Dr. Gonzalez is always there for me when I was in the bottom of life and was experiencing lots of confusion. She is warm and very attentive; she is like a best friend to me now! I feel supported. I recommend any patients with international background. Dr. Gonzalez will understand you because she had been though the similar situations like yours which is soul searching while experiencing many cultures outside of hers. She has a deep insights into that. I believe she has touched to many people's hearts by her warm, big heart with her smartness!
Dr. Gonzalez balances objectivity and empathy, expertise and freshness, warmth and professionalism as she guides and encourages me toward realistic goals. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Gonzalez to anyone seeking therapy for any reason.
I love Dr. Gonzalez, she's helped me so much in each of the sessions I go to, I've seen a difference in myself of which I am very proud of, and could not have done without her help! Thank you!
Dr. Gonzalez is a transformational coach that gives 110% to each and every client. Her warmth, colorful personality, and deep understanding makes talking with her a joy and also so very cathartic! She listens intently, and processes deeply, I always feel so heard and understood! She also just has a KILLER sense of humor and makes me laugh all the time! She has a thorough understanding of mental illness and has a holistic and solution-based approach that helps you not only recover, but THRIVE even when it seems like it's impossible to do so. Mental illness doesn't have to define you, you CAN manage with coping strategies and live a happy and healthy life without the heavy & draining burden constantly. She has taught me that by putting in some work, you can change the thoughts patterns that run rampant in your mind, and with maintenance of healthy habits & extra self care, you can OWN your life and who you are, no matter what your past looked like. So thankful for having Dr. G in my support system!
Dr Gonzalez helped me when I was at my lowest at the beginning of 2020. Fast forward a year, I am a completely different person with more confidence and I believe in myself more. Whether it's work related or personal life, I have changed my approach and it has worked wonders. I would definitely recommend Dr Gonzalez to anyone who is currently struggling in their work or personal life.
She’s incredibly kind, insightful, and down to earth.
Dr. Christina is amazing! She is very well prepared and has a non-judgemental approach that fosters confidence and openness to discuss difficult and challenging subjects that are the core of the work to overcome adversities.
She is extremely dedicated and committed to my success, yet respects my role in my process. I have made massive strides with her help. She is highly recommended!
I've seen a handful of counsellors in my 28 years, some who have been great, but Dr Christina, with her absolute wealth of compassion, sympathy, and understanding, supported with years of experience and well-rounded knowledge, was the first one to suggest that many of my struggles could be attributed to ADHD. After receiving a diagnosis from my family doctor, and more of my own research, I feel the most profound relief, and JOY, that Christina was able to listen to my myriad of problems and concerns and guide me to a disorder, a diagnosis, and ultimately a solution. I cannot thank you enough Christina, and cannot recommend your services more highly
truly has helped me understand things about myself that i wouldn’t have noticed before
I was immediately comfortable with Dr. Gonzalez from our first appointment. She allowed me to voice my thoughts and needs while gently suggesting different approaches to solve my problems and increase my mental well being. She is great and look forward to continuing to work with her!
I have been working with Dr. Gonzalez for a year and a half and her support and guidance has changed my life. I have had horror stories of other therapist and I almost gave up on the process until I got paired with her. She is through, fun, knowledgeable and open. I don’t feel like she is going to fix my life or be a perfect person. I feel like I found a cheer leader to help me get Through life with some innovative ways of thinking.
I wrote a review about Christina already a while back, but was asked to do it again.
All in all, she is wonderful. She's like my escape from life, in the sense that we talk to each other and I feel like I can tell her everything. Just today, I replied to a message she'd sent me and she was really helpful when it came to the things I'd ask about. I highly recommend her and may she get the best of everything. ❤️
Dr. Gonzalez is a wonderful counselor. The issues I discussed with her were very difficult to talk about and yet she made me feel very comfortable. She is an excellent listener and offers insights and practical ways to help without being judgmental or “preachy”. My issues were very long-standing and complicated; with her doctorate level of education, she gave me an extra measure of confidence in her expertise.
Dr. Gonzalez meets you where YOU are —emotionally and intellectually— and doesn’t use a “one size fits all” approach. I also greatly appreciated that she didn’t speak in cliches or psycho-babble (a personal pet peeve).
Needless to say, I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez.
Absolutely wonderful. Very caring and a great listener!
A wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable person. I've been deeply moved by all the help she has provided in such a short amount of time.
Christina is amazing
Caring and understanding.
Dr. Gonzalez is so warm and kind that I feel like I’ve known her for many years. She’s a great listener, and I feel that in just a short time she was able to help me gain a new and positive perspective on life that has given me renewed hope in my future.
She’s really nice, easy to talk to and makes me comfortable opening up.
Dr Gonzalez is very kind and understanding. I really feel like she gets me and helps in so many ways. We’ve only just started talking recently but I feel confident in her abilities and look forward to talking to her more.
For the short time that I worked with Dr. Gonzalez I have improved so much with my anxiety and depression. I’ve learned many new things I can do that have already helped me ground myself and keep track of my moods and triggers. I would totally recommend her, she is very sweet and it feels like you’re talking to a friend.
Christina is smart, she’s got a great work ethic and knows her stuff, she is not judgmental, she will listen and give you straight up some good advice. I’ve had a couple of aha moments with her like life changing realizations and I’m not an easy customer. I don’t open up easily.
I have only had ongoing messages back and forth with Dr. Gonzalez. So far, I feel like she really does understand what my concern is and her questions are very on topic and point.
She's a wonderful woman. She understands me because she's an immigrant like me! Very good doctor!
Very responsive, supportive in her guidance. Understanding and acknowledged where you are while helping you decide your course.
Just do yourself a favor and pick Christina because wow. I never felt this supported, loved and understood ever. She is so loving, listens and understands you!
Working with Dr. Gonzalez is such a smooth process. She really knows how address any issue you face not just professionally but with kindness and empathy. I asked her to be firm with me at times because I need an honest take on my behaviors, and she has the ability to shift from delicate to firm effortlessly and exactly when needed. Her expertise is very apparent, and offers many exercises and even books to further help with self healing and discovery. I look forward to every session we have because I know I’ll walk away with more understanding of myself. I can’t recommend her enough. She’s also very funny and can put you at ease and feeling comfortable. I very much appreciate her help.
Dr Gonzalez has been warm, empathetic and supportive throughout the entire therapeutic process. She's able to understand my issues well. I'm really glad to have found her on better help. Thanks Dr Gonzalez!
Dr. Gonzalez is a knowledgeable, honest person who finds positivity in any situation. Constructive advice and helpful exercises.
Dr. Gonzales is quite wonderful. She is very patient and compassionate. It is very comforting to talk to her because it seems like I am talking to a friend I have not seen for a long time. Dr. Gonzales makes you feel heard and understood.
Christina is absolutely amazing.
If you need someone to push you to do great things, Dr Gonzalez is the one!
My life has had such a positive change since starting therapy with Dr. Gonzalez and I am able to make more rational, informed, and controlled decisions in my day-to-day life.
Dr. Gonzalez is caring, supportive, and offers helpful ideas to cope with anxiety. She is funny and easy to talk to, and I’ve definitely had a good experience with her in the sessions we’ve done together!
She has been very good at sussing out the root problems and offering solutions to work on them.
Our sessions always help me calm down and reset. Very glad I found her!
Christina has been supportive, light-hearted, funny and incredibly helpful so far in talking through issues and how to tackle problems.
She has been understanding and giving me worksheets so I can think more about myself.
Dr. Gonzalez has been very supportive and empathetic from the beginning. She replies promptly to my messages and when I don't write to her for a day or two, she reaches out to see how I'm doing. She has been a great comfort at a difficult time for me.
Dr. Gonzalez is understanding and non-judgmental. Quick to respond and guiding in reflection.
Dr Gonzalez is a very understanding counselor. She has helped me improve through her sessions and also with exercises. I would definitely recommend her as my counselor.
Christina is caring, prompt and interesting. Very good counselor.
She is amazing! No words to describe how comfortable and supported she makes you feel.
Dr. Gonzalez hasn't been my counselor for that long, and I've never done counseling before, but I really feel like I can trust her, and I believe in her abilities.
She's been very friendly and makes it easy for me to share my thoughts with her.
I would definitely recommend her to someone else who hasn't done counseling before.
Christina, I appreciate you so much
Dr. Gonzalez is a incredibly thoughtful, honest and compassionate therapist. I really appreciate her guidance and wisdom, she has a wealth of experience and has been helpful in all sorts of dynamic circumstances.
I believe she is receptive and open-minded about my issues and am eager to see her views on possible solutions. I am more than comfortable with her counseling.
Dr. Gonzalez is a refreshing break from the cliche couples therapist experience. She is there when we need her and draws from her international experience to offer support in our unique struggles living abroad with a young baby. She doesn't make it feel like a chore to "go to" therapy, instead, we look forward to our weekly sessions and always end our call feeling closer and able to laugh together and keep moving forward. After some time spent with a few other counselors on this platform, we appreciate Dr. Gonzalez so much and are so glad to have found her.
I feel miles away from where I first started with Dr. Gonzalez. She's been an ENORMOUS help in getting me where I wanted to go. I wanted to express massive gratitude, as well as a feeling of great luck of having been matched with her in the first place. She has consistently made me feel that I was fully in charge of my own recovery, as well as very taken care of by her. She offered me an ideal mix of simply hearing my stories/echoing them back to me, asking insightful questions that kept me thinking for days after, and practical advice to prevent falling into anxiety.
She is awesome!
Dr. Gonzalez is a good listener, she makes you feel comfortable. I highly recommend her services. You won't regret it.
Amazing lady that devotes her time to listening to you and helping you understand your problems, she has helped me so much and for that I will be forever eternally grateful.
Dr Gonzalez has been extremely helpful to me in reaching my goals. She clearly understands me and what’s going on with me and doesn’t hesitate to make me look at my motivations and to offer more appropriate coping strategies.
Dr. Gongalzez is brilliant. She helps me see my situation with new eyes. She is gifted and talented. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Gonzalez made me feel at ease as soon as I started talking to her. I feel like she really listens to what I’m saying and understands the issues I’m telling her. She is very knowledgeable and offers me great insights. I truly feel like I couldn’t have found a better counselor.
Helpful and understanding with a lot of expertise ( e.g relationships ).
Dr. Gonzalez is kind, warm and helpful, a wonderful listener with a great sense of humor. Her insight and help has been invaluable and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a sympathetic ear.
Christina helped me organize my thoughts and reflect effectively after I felt sad and confused after my break-up. She listened, then talked to me and gave some advice and described things as my ex might have percieved them, to offer me a new perspective. Afterwards, she recommended books for me to read to learn more about relationships and myself. Very patient and very helpful. I definitely recommend her! :)
Very present. Excellent listener. She kept checking in with me to see how I was doing.
I have found Dr. Gonzalez to be a thoughtful and knowledgeable person to talk with. She responds to my messages with deliberate care, she listened attentively during our video talk, and has a wide range of experiences that help shape the perspective that she offers. I'm glad to have connected with her.
Dr Christina Gonzalez is very supportive, she is always there and offer very specific experience to help you become better.
Dr. Gonzalez is very understanding, open minded, honest, and open about herself, which makes her easy to talk to. I am surprised that I have found someone that is this easy to discuss these things with.
I can not express how much I appreciate Dr Christina help. She is the most compassionate caring person I ever saw in my life. I was suffering from PTSD and career difficulties and she made me feel validated and accepted and renewed my energy so much that i now feel that I can face ANY challenge. Imagine that one session made me feel so much better because of her warm nature. If anyone is facing any challenge then I will recommend Dr Christina Gonzalez because she made a big difference in me after just a couple of sessions.
I had my first session with Dr. Gonzalez, and I am already feeling a sense of relief. I was nervous before our video call started, as opening up to someone I don’t know is a little uneasy. Christina made me feel very comfortable; she listened and I understood and felt connected with what she was saying. Very grateful.
I want to share that I feel so fortunate that BetterHelp matched me with Dr Christina Gonzalez. She was perfect for me at a time when I needed help with some personal difficulties. Her understanding, support and help to work through my recent transition into retirement after 17 years of working in an area I was passionate about to a complete lifestyle change moving onto my sister’s property. She was very professional through out discussing other personal family issues with her.
I feel like I have arrived a much more stable and confident place to be able to move forward with my new life journey!
Thank you Dr Christina
Christina makes you feel so relaxed and opened yourself. It did help me a lot to talk to someone who doesn’t really know me and give me advices. She makes you feel comfortable, I will definitely continue my therapy with her. She is so professional on what she does , I highly recommend her.