Welcome! It takes vulnerability to participate in therapy, and finding the right fit in a therapist is a key ingredient to making it work. Developing a warm and trusting relationship is my first priority. I seek to provide a non-judgmental, client-centered environment to explore patterns, process past traumas, and develop the skills needed to promote healing and self-growth. Natural resiliency will be tapped into by building self-compassion, self-awareness, and confidence using a strengths-based approach. I am a strong believer in the mind-body connection, and encourage well-rounded approaches to taking care of your overall well being.
Being a child of Hawaii, culturally-sensitive practice is important to me. We come from unique backgrounds, and all perspectives are valued. I received my higher education in California, gaining my post-graduate hours in San Diego before returning home to Hawaii. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawaii. My clinical experience has been acquired in a variety of settings, including outpatient, day treatment, and school settings in both therapist and supervisory roles.
If my therapeutic approach suits your needs, I hope to provide you with support and empowerment in this experience.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #330 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
I am finding myself actually looking forward to my weekly sessions with Cristyn. She is very thoughtful and encouraging and I am feeling more and more comfortable with therapy because of her. I'm very thankful to have her to bounce all of my loud mental stuff off of and she really helps me gather and organize those thoughts.
Cristyn is extremely thoughtful and helpful.