Therapist Bio

Christina Castorena is a firm optimist. She believes in the resiliency of people and the beauty that can come from change.

“In order to achieve growth, it is integral to tap into our internal strength to manage the uncomfortable feelings that often accompany change. When you’re ready for positive change in your life, you need hope and support to guide the way. That is my mission and my strength.”

Described as “a comforting listener with a friendly energy”, Christina wholeheartedly journeys with each of her clients and supports them in times of change and transformation. Christina believes that change is a part of living, because it is in those times of flux that we can achieve insight and growth.

Fascinated by the complexity of human existence and the relationships that are formed within it, Christina has devoted her life to understanding and exploring the intricacies of relationships.

With over 11 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, Christina has assisted hundreds of individuals and families with navigating through the vast array of challenges that life can present. With a delicate balance of validation, insight, challenge and humor, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, parents and couples dealing with issues of grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, parenting difficulties, LGBT/coming out challenges, communication, social skills and relational problems.

Christina uses the change that life offers and provides her own strength in order for others to build and discover it for themselves. Whether you’re seeking short or long-term treatment, Christina will provide a practical approach to meet your needs.

Christina’s certifications include: 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)

Managing and Adaptive Practices (MAP)

Seeking Safety

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If you’re still not sure whether therapy is right for you, call today to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation: +1 (818) 514-5655

I am here to help you in any way that I can. If I am unable to answer my phone, I will contact you within 24 hours or the next business day.

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