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Kristina Gonzalez , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in California with 9 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. Areas of special interest for me include, but is not limited to: generational traumas and attachment patterns. 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. Psychotherapy I provide is primarily based on Interpersonal and Narrative therapy models.

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

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment 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, Dependent Personality, 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, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, 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, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LCSW 101413


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristina Gonzalez . 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.

Kristina is a great therapist. Very attentive, takes notes, and really works to understand where you are coming from and how you can alter your behaviors to improve your life.

Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristina is amazing! I’ve tried many therapists, but she takes the most care to listen and demonstrate her understanding of my feelings.

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I initially came to Kristina severely out of my comfort zone. A new job, new city, no friends in the new city yet, messy relationship, honestly, it just felt like everything had accumulated and she was able to really help me unpack, and gain a better perspective on how I can handle or approach these situations. She helped me walk through these problems and I couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you so much!!

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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