Cristina Lopez-Mera, LMHC, MS

LMHC
Therapist Cristina Lopez-Mera, LMHC, MS Photo

About Me

My name is Cristina and I have been a mental health counselor for over 16 years. I have worked with clients ages 3 to 81. My specialties are personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, adjustment disorder and sex therapy. I utilize mindfulness techniques with clients that are interested in learning relaxation skills. I am a certified yoga instructor as well. I’m pleased to help you accomplish your short term goals and long term goals, and to assist you to heal through the utilization of holistic healing approaches to become the best version of yourself.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH11041 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cristina Lopez-Mera, LMHC, MS. 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 by B.R. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cristina has really helped me find ways to cope with everyday stressors.

Written by R.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Cristina is so wonderful. She’s so skilled and perceptive. I feel I can share without judgement. Her insights have enlightened me about my habits, my reactions, my patterns. I’m very appreciative of her and the time she gives me! I highly recommend her!

Written by A.N. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cristina has helped me feel at ease, empowered and dedicated to healing inward.

Written by A.S. on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been seeing Cristina for about a month now and I’ve already seen some a dramatic change in how I approach life. She really has given me tools to improve my quality of life.

Written by M.I. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Cristina for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist Cristina is so wonderful and caring. She always listens intently and offers great advice. It has been a really great experience and she has really helped me.

Written by C.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 4 months

Cristina is very caring and just lovely to talk with. She's helped me process my grief and supported me during changed in my life. Highly recommend.

Written by L.J. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kind and caring. Great ideas and input

Written by B.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd

I have only been with Cristina for a couple of weeks but she has already helped me tremendously. We clicked very easily and I feel like she listens to me and hears my concerns. She shows she cares and offers proactive advice, which is what I needed.

Written by M.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Cristina was so so helpful. She helped me create healthy routines, practices, and was so kind the whole time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone struggling or even if you don’t really know where to start with therapy.

Written by J.E. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s fantastic. Prompt, thoughtful, very helpful. She’s the right blend of kindness and honesty. Very happy.

Written by J.E. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have currently completed my first week of therapy, it has taken time for me to get to the point where I actually take action and start therapy that I’ve known I’ve needed. I’ve never been in therapy before but for sure feel I selected the right person, to help me heal in the way that would be best for me. I thank Christina for her support during this time and knowledge and understanding of what she is doing. If you’re needing someone that will be gentle with you and understanding with the fact that everyone heals differently highly suggest it. When you feel like giving up, give her a chance to help you through your process ✨

Written by O... on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm 25 years old and within 4 months, Cristina managed to help me more than anyone else did my entire life. She Helped me discover who I am, and helped me find answers to questions that I've been asking for years, she supported me when I was feeling depressed and had suicidal thoughts, she is very kind and supportive, we met once a week every week for the past four months, and she gave me more time when I needed it, I am very thankful for her for all she has done for me, and most of all, I am thankful for the fact that she helped me develop coping skills for my condition, I am not sure whether I should share my diagnosis or not but I will anyway, I've been diagnosed with GAD ,PTSD, bipolar and asperger's, so in conclusion, yes I definitely recommend Cristina 10/10 .

Written by V.I. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Right from the moment I got introduced to her, she had a very warm presence. She’s patient and actively listens. She’s adamant about finding the best approach for you and makes sure you know she’s there for whatever you may need.
Blessed to come across her.

Written by D.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cristina is the absolute best therapist I have ever had. Being in and out of therapy since I was 12, I was under the assumption that therapy just wasn't for me. I felt as though no matter how many therapist I met with, they all said the same things, used the same methods, and I never felt improvement. This past year with the pandemic really sent me on a spiral and brought up a lot of emotions and bad habits that I had worked on suppressing for so many years. I knew I had to start the process of therapy again no matter how much I didn't want to. My friend recommended BetterHelp and after months of hesitation I finally signed up. After meeting Cristina for only 30 minutes I knew that this time around was going to be very different, and I wish I had started sooner. Cristina is attentive, informative, and cares so deeply. She's helped me in ways that I truly thought nobody could. I started looking at the world and myself with a different perspective, started working on goals, and practiced exercises weekly that actually helped me in positive ways. I could go on and on about how much I appreciate Cristina and how grateful I am that I started this journey with BetterHelp... all I can say is that if you've felt as though therapy has not worked for you in the past or if you're nervous to start, take the leap and do it. The best thing I ever did for myself was start this journey with Cristina.

Written by F.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Cristina is so caring and it’s so easy to open up to her even with the most difficult topics to talk about. I know, I can become a better version of myself with Cristina by my side.

Written by M.I. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Cristina is by far the most amazing counselor I have connected with, on BetterHelp but also compared to in-person therapy! She genuinely cares about the people she connects with, and prioritizes their needs above anything else. I'd highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling!

Written by S.H. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Cristina has been a huge help and brought a lot of peace for me in a time when I'm experiencing anxiety and sadness. She is easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and has great insight.

Written by W.E. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is amazing!

Written by J.O. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Cristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christina is great, service is just a little too expensive, I’ll be canceling soon but it was a good introduction to therapy

Written by N.O. on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cristina is so kind and thoughtful! I immediately felt comfortable with her and she was very helpful to me.

Written by K.A. on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Cristina has been a great outlet and therapist to speak with on a weekly basis. She listens and asks thought provoking questions to challenge me and take an objective perspective. It has been just what I needed!

Written by A.R. on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very attentive and sounds extremely well versed based on our first conversation. I love that she has a plan for me. In my prior therapy experiences I'm not sure if there was a plan in place for me to work with.

Written by K.A. on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

So far so good! I can tell she cares and is attentive!

Written by M.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I only had one session with Cristina, but I really valued the time I got with her. She's very friendly, understanding and easy to talk with, which makes opening up a little less scary.

Written by F.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Excellent person to speak with. Professional yet empathetic and kind. Pushes you towards goals and real benefit towards increasing your own joy.

Written by N.I. on Aug 15, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cristina is very attentive, understanding and responsive. I trust her expertise and I look forward to getting more help from Cristina.