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Christina Polizzo, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, CO. and ME. I have more than 30 years of experience in counseling, coaching and providing therapy to individuals, couples, children 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 challenged by interpersonal(others) and intrapersonal (self) relationships, and those struggling with self esteem and problematic coping skills . Much of my work has also been focused on helping my clients with self esteem, relationship with self, navigating transitions and life changes as well as challenging and changing old programing, belief patterns and life concepts.

Although my education and background is versed in various theoretical foundations, I do not hold fast to any one specific theory or method and greatly align with a person-centered Humanistic and Existential approach honoring each client as a unique individual with their own personal experiences, needs, knowledge and power.

Actively listening and understanding my client's experiences (both past and present) is an essential and ongoing focus in the therapy process with me. Focusing on mind- body connection, the present moment/ mindfulness, and acceptance, as well as coping skills, problem-solving ,emotional learning and self compassion are all a significant part of my work with clients.

I work towards and seek to establish an open and honest dialogue with my clients while creating a nonjudgemental, safe space for my clients to express and communicate their experiences, needs and challenges. Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic/ human relationship is an extremely important element to my services. The desire to be heard, seen and supported is universal and often ignites the wisdom within us humans that can result in growth, healing and change. I strive to listen carefully, support/counsel, and empower my clients in their own abilities and self-determination to find the answers and path that is right for them.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CO LCSW CSW.09925607

NJ LCSW 44SC04780400

ME LCSW LC21627

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christina Polizzo. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Christina is a very approachable soul. She is kind, but direct. I think she is a very good listener, hearing my concerns and folding them into a course of action that will help me reach my goals. From the first day she seemed to understand who I was and approached me in a way that I could hear. I feel she has lived some life and is able to understand where I am coming from through life experience.

I would highly recommend Christina.

Written on Nov 04, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Just amazing and truly caring

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 7 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has helped me greatly in taking the next step forward!!

Written on Jul 09, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christina is without a doubt the best therapist I’ve ever had. Her insights and ability to kindly redirect when you’re not seeing the full picture, or beating yourself up is absolutely amazing and so so helpful. Cannot recommend enough if you’re going through it.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Christine is great! She responds with thoughtful helpful advice and is very patient with me when I don't respond as quickly.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Patient, great, and understanding.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 5 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem