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 , Post-traumatic 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
FL LCSW SW18636
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.
I really like Cristina’s vibes, she seems to be with the current times and makes you feel comfortable
Very Nice and understanding.
Absolutely amazing. She's been incredibly helpful and patient with me.
This has helped me a lot
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think she's amazing
Helped me find clarity!
Cristina is such an incredible therapist. I’ve been seeing her for about a year, and she’s helped me immensely.
Understanding but challenging, compassionate and focused on getting to the root of issues. Cristina has worked wonders in months.
Wonderful really lovely to work with
Cristina is a welcoming and caring person. Extremely easy to talk to and has tonnes of experience! Would highly recommend!
Really look forward to our discussions. Has helped me broaden my perspective and deal with issues in a much more effective way.
Very insightful and smart
She’s great :)
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!
Simply Very Good.
Kind thoughtfully and offers many perspectives on my issue's
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
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.
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!!
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.
I’ve only had one meeeting with her. But so far she is nice and helpful.
She is understandable
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!
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.