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Kristina Gonzalez , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. I have provided psychotherapy services at domestic violence and sexual assault clinics, psychiatric hospitals, mobile crisis units for families and adults with neuro-developmental disorders, and with military Veterans of varying ages struggling with social, psychological, and physically disabling conditions. My approach is eclectic, using Motivational Interviewing techniques to develop change behaviors, and will help you build on skills and strengths you already possess. I provide education on skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and utilize a Trauma Informed approach.

You are the expert of your story and may already have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming events and experiences that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW Lcsw101413


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Kristina creates a safe space and a wealth of tools to deal with complex family, relationship, and past pattern issues.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues