Dr. Christina Gonzalez

(EdD, LMHC, NCC)

About Me

Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me!
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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH7506 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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!

Written by J.E. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She has been very good at sussing out the root problems and offering solutions to work on them.

Written by J.A. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Christina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Our sessions always help me calm down and reset. Very glad I found her!

Written by B.E. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Christina has been supportive, light-hearted, funny and incredibly helpful so far in talking through issues and how to tackle problems.

Written by J.J. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s amazing! The only therapist that has ever really helped.

Written by K.E. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She has been understanding and giving me worksheets so I can think more about myself.

Written by S.T. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

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.

Written by K.A. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Dr. Gonzalez is understanding and non-judgmental. Quick to respond and guiding in reflection.

Written by P.O. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by L.O. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Christina is caring, prompt and interesting. Very good counselor.

Written by A.L. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is amazing! No words to describe how comfortable and supported she makes you feel.

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by S.U. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Christina, I appreciate you so much

Written by M.I. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Dr. Gonzalez is both friendly and knowledgeable, and provides many examples and stories to relate to. Always comforting, and never judgmental!

Written by L.I. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

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.

Written by E.Z. on Jun 16, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.A. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

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.

Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.N. on Jun 02, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is awesome!

Written by D.A. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Gonzalez is a good listener, she makes you feel comfortable. I highly recommend her services. You won't regret it.

Written by I.A. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

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.

Written by C.I. on May 06, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by B.E. on May 06, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Dr. Gongalzez is brilliant. She helps me see my situation with new eyes. She is gifted and talented. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.O. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

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.

Written by L.O. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Helpful and understanding with a lot of expertise ( e.g relationships ).

Written by M.E. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.U. on Apr 19, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues

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! :)

Written by A.M. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Very present. Excellent listener. She kept checking in with me to see how I was doing.

Written by K.Y. on Apr 06, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.E. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Wonderful!

Written by J.I. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr Christina Gonzalez is very supportive, she is always there and offer very specific experience to help you become better.

Written by C.O. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by T.R. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christina is a highly experienced, warm, and compassionate person who is easy to talk to. She instantly made me feel like I was talking to a close friend who genuinely cares deeply about the well being of others.

Written by M.O. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

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.

Written by R.I. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks

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

Written by R.A. on Jan 14, 2019 after counseling with Christina for 2 days on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.