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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
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 , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
LCSW #SW18636 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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.
She was always great to talk to! and always checking in
Cristina has been so helpful, I feel so much stronger now.
Cristina was great! She is an active listener and provides great feedback and ideas to deal with issues.
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.
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.
Cristina is so kind and understanding!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!