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Christina Polizzo, LCSW

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression 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 28 years of experience in counseling 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, those challenged by interpersonal(others) and intrapersonal (self) relationships, as well as those struggling with self esteem and problematic coping skills . Much of my work has also been focused on helping my clients navigate transitions, life changes and old beliefs.

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 and needs. 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

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment 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, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

NJ LCSW 44SC04780400


CO LCSW CSW.09925607


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 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

Christina has help me deal with a variety of concerns and showing me the importance of setting boundaries and making myself a priority nn

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christina Pollizzo has been a Godsend. I have had some therapy in the past with 2 different therapists but they were not right fit for me. Christina understood me with just one session and she asked all the right questions and provided so much insight as to how my past has dictated my present. She goes right to the heart of the matter and jumps right in within the first session. I felt at ease telling her my most private thoughts. I highly recommend her!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love this app. And Christina has helped me a lot specially with my eating disorder

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and eating disorders