Cristina Chinchilla

LCSW

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

FL LCSW SW18636


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cristina Chinchilla. 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.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Cristina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion f

I really like Cristina’s vibes, she seems to be with the current times and makes you feel comfortable

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Very Nice and understanding.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Absolutely amazing. She's been incredibly helpful and patient with me.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

This has helped me a lot

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate Cristina’s approach. This is my first time in therapy so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I find Cristina very easy to talk to. She helps me identify my issues and work through them while not feeling judged. She responds promptly to my messages and is always on time for appointments.

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I have had three sessions so far and she has been great! She even checked in on me this morning. So far I am having a great experience.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Pure slayer.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel extremely comfortable with Cristina, she is so attentive, caring and knowledgable. I fully trust her and know my feelings would be met with respect; I can talk to her about anything, with any kind of embarrassment, shyness or awkwardness. I am happy I got paired with her for this journey I have in front of me.

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I look forward to working more with Cristina concerning cognitive behavioral issues and finally I feel comfortable with a therapist, she listens and offers the means to actively work on myself.

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s great!

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I think she's amazing

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Helped me find clarity!

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

The best

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cristina is such an incredible therapist. I’ve been seeing her for about a year, and she’s helped me immensely.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Understanding but challenging, compassionate and focused on getting to the root of issues. Cristina has worked wonders in months.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd

Wonderful really lovely to work with

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Cristina is a welcoming and caring person. Extremely easy to talk to and has tonnes of experience! Would highly recommend!

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, self esteem, and career difficulties

Really look forward to our discussions. Has helped me broaden my perspective and deal with issues in a much more effective way.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very insightful and smart

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s great :)

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’m so glad I was paired with Cristina! She instantly made me feel comfortable and at ease; like talking to an old friend! This is my first time trying therapy and Cristina has made it an incredibly positive experience. Would highly recommend!

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and coaching

Simply Very Good.

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

Kind thoughtfully and offers many perspectives on my issue's

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has really helped me get a better understanding of myself. Very understanding and easy going. Always feels good after we talk and like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cristina is everything I’ve always wanted in a therapist. She listens, asks the right questions and isn’t afraid to give you honest truth and her opinion which I find is rare to get from a therapist. Most therapists just ask you questions like and how does that make you feel, she actually makes me consider when what I’ve said or done is wrong without being accusatory and with grace. I would highly recommend Cristina Chinchilla.

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

Cristina has been a great support to help me work through some issues I've not found the right way to deal with previously. I really appreciate Christina's direct ways but also very caring attitude. Can highly recommend working with her!!

Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Cristina was such a fantastic therapist. She was the second person I had the pleasure of meeting on this app. Her kind, respectful and honest approach to mental health allowed my first experience with therapy to be a successful one. Thank you Christina.

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only had one meeeting with her. But so far she is nice and helpful.

Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She is understandable

Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cristina is an awesome therapist! I never thought therapy would be this interactive and involved but we work together through the tough situations, triggers and bettering myself for my present, and future relationship with myself and with my partner. She listens and provides ways to rewire my brainwaves to think and react differently but also positively in circumstances that come about in my life. I’m a work in progress. Thank you Cristina!

Written 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Work with me!