Cristina Chinchilla

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About Me

If you are here, then you have made the courageous decision to seek help on your healing journey. I want to congratulate you for making that brave choice!
My name is Cristina Chinchilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I help individuals that are healing from trauma, struggling with their identity, feeling hopeless, without purpose, having difficulties navigating current challenges or simply at a loss on how to cope with the messiness of being human.
As a therapist, it is important to me that you feel heard, validated and understood. My goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible while sharing your most vulnerable thoughts and pain. Using a straight forward approach that is unbiased and objective; we will work on breaking toxic patterns and generational curses.
Many years of experience has taught me that amazing growth and change can happen with a few months of hard work and focus. I have extensive background in trauma related mental health issues such as: PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, hopelessness, family violence/abuse, and addiction. My therapy style is a collaborative, strengths based, solutions focused approach to include trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and person centered.
Ultimately, I feel that the answers are always within you and my role is simply to help you find them. It is my greatest honor to be part of your healing journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW18636 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Cristina has been incredibly supportive from the beginning to the end of my journey with her and the knowledge I take away from therapy with Cristina will help in every day life and my future. Life gets difficult but it also gets much easier with the right help at the right time.

Written by C.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She was always great to talk to! and always checking in

Written by C.L. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Cristina has been so helpful, I feel so much stronger now.

Written by M.A. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Cristina was great! She is an active listener and provides great feedback and ideas to deal with issues.

Written by H.A. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christina is very kind hearted and I feel very comfortable to open up. I normally find it hard to open up but Christina provides a safe space and helps me to learn to love myself and that anything is possible.

Written by M.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had a handful of sessions with Cristina, but I've already learned some great tools, and little bit about myself too. I am looking forward to more sessions with her.

Written by J.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cristina is so kind and understanding!

Written by T.A. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

From our first session, I got a great vibe from Cristina and she made me feel very comfortable and we chatted like we were old friends. Definitely brightened my day. Look forward to our sessions.

Written by F.O. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cristina chinchilla has been very involved as my counselor / therapist. She is very Timely she stays engaged always answers my text and is very involved in my grow. She's very good at working the platform and stays engaged I would recommend her to anyone on this platform I'm very lucky that she got assigned to me

Written by K.O. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Cristina has been a fantastic introduction to therapy, my only regret is that I'm not able to see her in person. I look forward to each of my sessions with her and hope I can continue seeing her.

Written by M.O. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is so supportive, friendly and professional.
I love how after every time we talk, I find myself taking a different approach to deal with what I'm facing right now.
I'm happy with our journey till now.

Written by C.R. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Cristina is very easy and comfortable to talk with. I find her patient, understanding and knowledgeable. Cristina is open, non-judgemental and trusting in her manner and I would recommend her to anyone whom feels a little overwhelmed in life.

Written by A.L. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve had 3 sessions so far with Christina, and she’s been extremely helpful! I love her approach, and find it very impactful. For those looking to do self-work and improvement, anxiety management, and/or need guidance with navigating different life/relationship situations, I highly recommend her!