I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have more than 20 years of experience in serving individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. Much of my years have been spent assisting those individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss, as well as those suffering with interpersonal and intrapersonal challenges as well as those struggling with self esteem issues and problematic coping skills (addiction, eating disorders, etc).
Although my education and background is versed in various theoretical foundations, I do not hold fast to any one specific theory and greatly align with a Humanistic and Existential approach honoring each client as a unique individual with their own personal experiences and needs.
My counseling style is based in an open and honest dialogue , while creating a non-judgemental space for my clients to express and communicate whatever is needed to enable their healing and growth. Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship is an extremely important element to my services. The desire to be heard and supported is universal. I listen carefully, support/counsel, and strive to empower my clients every step of the way; it's a partnership in growth and healing.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Career
LCSW #44SC04780400 (Expires: 2018-08-31)
Christina has been key to helping me keep it together. She is understanding and caring. She always gives good advice that I trust. Very knowledgeable.
My therapist, Christina Polizzo, has been a huge help to me in so many ways. I feel like I'm on a journey of self-discovery when I'm talking with her and she asks just the right questions to make me see things clearly. I find that I feel much more comfortable talking with her than I anticipated I would feel with talking to a therapist online. She makes it easy to open up, but she isn't easy on me...if that makes sense. I feel she pushes me just the right amount, but is also an ear that I can vent to whenever I need one. Due to the nature of my work, I'm on the go a lot, and traveling out of state about once a month for days at a time. I love the fact that I can send her a quick message with a few random thoughts/questions, while I'm sitting in an airport, and know that I will get a response back sometimes before I land in my destination. It makes me feel like someone is always there for me. She doesn't judge me, and she makes me feel like I'm in a safe space with her. I started this off with just a week and liked the process and her so much that I extended to a month...then I realized we were doing REAL work and making progress on things already and extended for a year. I don't contact her every day, but I know that I can and that is an amazing feeling. I truly look forward to every time I have a live session with her, and find her to be a great sounding board. Highly recommend!
I think Christina is great. She is pleasure to work with. She always responds in a timely manner. She is understanding and empathetic. She has taught me a range of tools to help me better deal with whatever life throws my way. I couldn’t be happier with her service. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone seeking to improve themselves or better their situation.
You can tell Christina listens and cares by how she discovers little things about you that weren't explicitly said. She can help you look at things from a new perspective and context, and always has something to offer.
Christina is one of a kind- so easy to talk to, and so eager to understand and help. She is timely in her responses and thorough, and checks-in if she hasn’t heard from you (which is very much appreciated). I have never been one to open up and share my feelings, but Christina offers a safe place for me to do so and I am grateful for that. Highly recommend her to anyone who is going through tough times, needs to feel heard-not judged- and needs guidance and support.
Christina Polizzo has a great understanding of complex emotions and dealing with trauma. She remains professional while also showing that she cares. Christina makes the effort to lower my anxieties and leave me feeling at ease. She is encouraging, inspiring, and very intelligent; often sharing her wisdom and offering educational materials to further help myself when I need it.
Christina has always been so supportive of what I am doing! She always takes her time to respond to everything I tell her, which always made me feel valued. She has helped me get through some low spots in my life and she has been there to enhance the good. Thank you for everything!
Thanks for all that you do and the space that you hold.
Christina has been there through all the ups and downs and continues to be an amazing support system for me. She helps me unpack my feelings and never makes me feel bad about how I'm feeling. She's AMAZING.
I have had a wonderful experience with Christina so far. In just a short period of time Christina has helped me a lot with what I'm currently experiencing in order to help some of my anxiety and depression now, rather than diving deep into the past and working forward. The tools and tips she has given me have been incredibly helpful! She is a very caring individual and I highly recommend her as a counselor.
Christina is amazing! She is able to help me sort out all my emotions and gives the support and comfort I need. Sometimes when I just need someone to vent, she's there to listen and she's really patient with me since I don't always respond back in a timely fashion. She checks up on me and she genuinely cares about what is going on in my life. 10/10 would recommend!
Christina has been a life saver for me. I have problems with self esteem and anxiety and she makes me feel a lot better about myself. Christina is great because she understands you and she wants to help you out. I wasn't expecting much when I signed up to BetterHelp but I was wrong. I'm so glad that Christina has been there to help me through my problems and I'm seeing the results myself. I'm very thankful for Christina and I believe she is one of the very best at her job.
I love speaking with Christina. She helps me keep a level head. She is always as helpful as possible and does all she can to work with me. I love that Christina does her best to be right on top of her responses and is 100% involved in our conversation.
All I can say is that Christina is truly AMAZING!!!!
Christina helped me make progress getting over a breakup - it was such a comfort having someone to give me advice and I liked how easy it was to use the app. She was so non-judgemental and didn't just offer her opinion but made me reflect a lot and taught me exercises that I can take with me in the future. Really pleased I decided to use Better Help and would not hesitate to recommend it.
Great counselor. She is supportive and really tries to understand and work with you.
I think she's doing a wonderful job. She's always supportive of me and gives me answers to my problems. I think this will really help me grow.
Christina has listened to me and offered me valuable resources throughout a trying time in my life--I'm so thankful for her help!
Christina has been a great help to me, an asset to getting myself back on track! Her advice has been logical, concise, and accurate. Christina is genuine and cares about people.
I have just started with Christina but right away you can tell she is a very caring person and is really here to help you. I could write more as I go further in my counseling but right now I can say she is a great counselor. I feel very safe talking to her about hard things and know she will be kind and helpful. I totally recommend Christina to anyone how wants to try BetterHelp. You couldn't find a better counselor.
I don't know if i could have come through some rough patches that i have without BetterHelp. More than thankful for this experience! Christina is awesome and so understanding and insightful. Thank you, BetterHelp and Christina!
Christina is very easy to open up to. I don't feel judged at all and have been able to be more honest through writing than I have found in person. I like Christina's style, she responds simply but has obviously put a lot of thought into the questions she asks and can see the big picture.
I can't believe how much help online counseling has been and can be. My counselor Christina has been extremely supportive of me. I feel she is very knowledgeable in her field and I am so happy I got the opportunity to work with her. I feel it will improve my life.
Christina has been the architect of my journey towards facing my issues with compassion and to start truly loving myself. I now have tools to cope with the ups and downs of life. My deeply rooted internal stability (or at least an attempt of it!) is largely due to her guidance, understanding, and empathy. Thanks again!
Christina is just wonderful. She listens, is patient, kind and warm. I have only spoken to her through messages on the computer, but her aura shines through each message on my screen. I am so thankful that she is helping me on my journey.
Christina has been wonderful to me and she's helped me put several things into perspective! I feel like I'm texting a close friend for advice!! I love how convenient it is and she gets back to me daily.
Christina helps me to see things clearly and from another perspective, that I trust, and makes sense. She has always been very honest, helpful and professional, her knowledge and empathy is very useful, that helps me understand myself much better, all this makes me believe that very hard problems can be dealt with, if we seek help. She is definitely a great therapist.
Christina Polizzo has been great. Her words and very genuine and kind. I can feel her compassion and care as a professional counselor. She has encouraged me to work on myself and it has paid off already!
She is one of your best, I am glad to have used BetterHelp because of her.
Christina is very insightful and caring. I feel supported and encouraged. She is detailed and prompt in all communication. She shares many helpful techniques. I can't say enough good things about her; she's helped me so much in a short amount of time. Thank you.
Christina is amazing. She has an incredible gift for listening to you and asking questions that lead you into deeper understanding and awareness. I made incredible progress on integration and understanding of the issues I was dealing with because of her compassion and openness to helping me.
She's really understanding, patient and actually helped me a lot going through hardest times.
Christina is a great listener and has provided some very helpful insights as to what I'm going through. I feel like I'm truly being understood and validated. I have been enjoying the chats we have and it's helping me move forward in life and understand myself better.
Christina is awesome. She's very attentive and responds quickly. I feel totally comfortable telling her and asking her anything. She makes sure to follow up if I haven't responded. She opens my eyes to things I hadn't thought about previously and is very empathetic and compassionate. I highly recommend her.
I feel like Christina listens and tries hard to understand what I am feeling and offers guidance rather than direct instruction. Sometimes it is important to find your own way and I think it is important for a therapist who can facilitate that without putting too much of their perspective into it. I think Christina has found a good balance.
Christina is a wonderful counselor. She is easy to talk to and has been patient, engaged, and present in witnessing my pain and reflecting a compassionate and caring presence. She is able to meet me where I'm at and hold a safe place for me to process and move through my issues.
My experience with the therapist is very positive. She is understanding, empathetic, informative and supportive!
Christina is wonderful, she is so open and caring. Never let's me feel like I'm a bother or a nuisance. I hear from her everyday and she makes me feel like someone is there for me.
She is helping me decipher what's real and what isn't and her patience is really appreciated.
Incredibly thoughtful, a great listener, and makes me feel validated in my feelings
Compassionate, empathetic and attentive.
Christina has been great from day 1. She is always there with helpful advice and always helps with whatever situation I am dealing with. She is a pleasure to work with.
She provides great insight into my thoughts and gives good solutions to try and overcome things. I would recommend her to anyone going through low times and needing someone to help process their behaviors.
Christina is really easy to talk to. She doesn't judge or make you feel uncomfortable. She is knowledgeable and gives great advice and helpful solutions that you might not have thought of before. She replies to long messages with lengthy messages of her own, and it's clear that she reads every detail you divulge in. I would highly recommend Christina as your online counselor if you feel you need one.
Christina has been very supportive at a time when I though I was losing my mind. She goes the extra mile. I have found her support invaluable. I needed someone to drag me out of a dark place. I had signed up in a desperate state and with just a few messages I began to feel like I could overcome my situation. She made me feel like I could say anything and it was safe. It's the first time I have ever looked at how life events can impact you.
Christina is amazing. Plain and simple. She listened without judgement and was prompt with her responses. She is kind and compassionate and that really shows.
Christina has been lovely starting from day one. I love how responsive she is and very easy to talk to. This is my first professional counseling experience and I am very satisfied with who I am matched with!
Christina is awesome! She responds quickly and is very understanding. She also gives great advice and helps me feel a lot less alone. 10 out of 10 would recommend!
Super helpful. I feel very comfortable sharing with Christina. She validates my feelings and offers great suggestions on how to help whatever it is that I have going on!
She is so patient and kind...She has a wonderful way of guiding me through my feelings and thoughts. I feel like she really cares about the people she is helping!
Christina is great! Helped me through a rough patch I was going through.
Christina creates a great environment for you to express yourself. She doesn't belittle you and instead makes you feel that she is there to help you without any judgement.
Christina has been a great help - very attentive and personal. She really cares about you and wants you to feel better, and suggests things out of the ordinary I wouldn't expect, like yoga. I felt better getting things off of my chest and the advice relayed to me was also very helpful.
Christina has been absolutely wonderful. It was as though she always knew when I needed her messages, and she always asked questions that made me think in a way that was different than what I was used to. Thanks to her help, I have been able to handle one of the worst events in my life.
Christina is one of the most warm-hearted, compassionate human beings I have ever talked to. She has a great perspective on life and really takes time to connect with you. She has a lot of different ways to cope and a lot of healing methods both traditional and non-traditional. If it were not for Christina I do not know how I would handle life. She is truly a wonderful human being. Thank you again Christina.
I really enjoy using BetterHelp and look forward to Christina's messages.
Christina is wonderful, patience and kind. She helps me to get in touch with my feeling and helps me to understand who I am. I am happy I was paired up with her. Thanks to her, I am able to work through my depression and better myself.
Christina has been great. She is always ready to listen and acknowledges my thoughts and feelings, making me feel very comfortable. I look forward to continuing working with her.
Christina is attentive and understanding. She has a way of wording things that have helped guide me on my path in an empathetic and delicate way and for that I am extremely thankful. I would strongly recommend her :)
Christina is very easy to talk to. If you came here for an easygoing friend, you found her.
Despite me being very skeptical in the beginning, Christina proved to me otherwise - she was absolutely amazing. She was very understanding with everything, she listened, I really could see she read absolutely everything through, she worked her way through to make me feel safe and better and it almost felt like she knew what to say and ask exactly the right things at the right time. I clicked with her perfectly and can recommend her to anyone, especially with a traumatic past.
Ms Polizzo was attentive to my concerns and offered a comfortable safe space to express my inner thoughts. She offered clarity, empathy and knowledge. I highly recommend her.
Christina is absolutely AMAZING... she is so kind, caring and understanding. I would highly recommend Christina... without her I wouldn't be here now!!
Christina is very caring and understanding.
Christina is extremely helpful. She feels like both a therapist and a friend and I'm very happy I got her as a counselor.
I absolutely love Christina's approach and understanding, she is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I went through a serious trauma in my life and she provided me with the tools to pass through it faster, with more confidence. I highly recommend her to anybody who is going through a lot in their life, because she is an extraordinary professional.
In thirty five years of therapy (on and off), I feel better in only the six weeks of therapy I have had so far, in working with Christina.
I would highly, highly recommend working with her!
Christina has been and is a wonderful support. I entered this process not sure what to expect. I was confused and needed to face life changing decisions. Christina was quick in understanding the nature of my problem and was very honest in telling me her opinion on what was happening in my life. Using very gentle, helpful, and non judgmental language she helped me to see my life in a new and different way and in this way helped me to realise and come to terms with the decision I had to make. She is still helping me through a period of change and transition in my life. I highly recommend her for her honesty and for her human and gentle approach in helping her clients to discover their true selves and to find inner peace in their lives.
Straight to the point. Caring and eager to talk I feel comfortable and feel like Christina is helping me.
Christina is awesome. I haven't known for a while but speaking to her just makes me feel okay. He ask me questions and she gives plenty of advice (as she should, lol) but I love how she digs deep in what I am saying. Christina you rock !!!!
Christina is wonderful to talk to.
While I'm still new to the counseling process, I've found Christina to be very helpful and supportive in providing feedback and suggestions to help me address issues that I've found it hard to find solutions for. Having a counselor available to assist me has given me the opportunity to resolve some problems I've been dealing with for quite some time, without needing to go to a distant office during regular office hours. Thank you Christina!
Christina has been wonderful. She has helped me deal with my situation and put things into perspective. I can whole heartedly recommend her.
Christina is absolutely fantastic!
Ever since the first exchange of messages, I felt like Christina was truly listening and this encouraged me to be fully open with her. The conversation immediately became a non-judgmental space and through talking with Christina, I found that my general mood during that time was much improved.
There was no pressure whatsoever for me to talk about any one thing, and if mid-conversation I decided I wanted to talk about something else, we did. She made it very clear that I should talk about something when I want to, no matter what it may be.
Towards the end of my time with her, Christina asked me about an issue I had brought up in one of our first conversations, and had not mentioned since. I thought this was amazing. It shows that she doesn't just scan through what you say, she really does take it on board and care if you're improving or not.
I would 100% recommend Christina! No doubt, if I decide to use this service again, I will be requesting Christina once again!