Cristina Ally

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS

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Cristina Ally, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando
(407) 890-0312 Website

Cristina Ally

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS


Location

First Orlando Counseling Center
3125 Bruton Blvd
Suite A
Orlando, Florida 32805
(407) 890-0312

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"Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness." - Peter A. Levine. It is my firm belief that everyone needs a safe place to explore, grow & heal in the presence of another and I consider it an honor to provide such a space day after day to my clients. Trauma recovery is my specialty and use EMDR or A.R.T to facilitate recovery. Many clients may not remember certain times in their lives but believe something may have happened. This is called dissociative trauma.

I take a 3 phase approach; safety & stabilization, remembrance & mourning, reconnection & integration. Many clients may have trauma that happened before they were able to effectively communicate, called preverbal trauma, and it is not uncommon for me to use expressive arts therapy at that time.

Trauma recovery comes bundled in a variety of issues. It will be an honor to walk alongside you as you work through boundary issues, codependency, marital issues, family problems, & a variety of addictions. I would love to speak to you if you are interested in receiving a complimentary phone consultation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 1 Year
  • School: Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • Supervisor Name: Kari Russo
  • Supervisor License: MH5041 Florida

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association for Play Therapy / 33573650
  • Member Since: 2015
  • Membership: Florida Mental Health Counselors Assocation / 33983132
  • Member Since: 2016

Cristina Ally's Groups

Shelter From the Storm: Sexual Abuse Recovery

A closed 12 week group for women recovering from sexual abuse. We use a curriculum called "Shelter from the Storm" which includes a heavy Christian influence and scriptural references as resources during the healing process. Call 407-514-4470 to register, to ask any questions or to be added to our interest list for the next rotation.

More about this group

Location

First Orlando Counseling Center
3125 Bruton Blvd
Suite A
Orlando, Florida 32805
(407) 890-0312

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries, Incest, Rape, Incarceration
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Testing and Evaluation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Mrs. Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT
Mrs. Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT
Counselor Colleague, known for 2 years
Mrs. Cynthia Knowles, MS, LMHC
Mrs. Cynthia Knowles, MS, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 2 years
Dr. Scott Bush, PhD, MS, LMHC, Rev.
Dr. Scott Bush, PhD, MS, LMHC, Rev.
Counselor Friend, known for 6 years
Mr. Dale Ziglear, MS, LMFT
Mr. Dale Ziglear, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Mr. Joshua Spavin, MS, LMFT, RPT
Mr. Joshua Spavin, MS, LMFT, RPT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Gonzalez Rafa, LMHC
Gonzalez Rafa, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 3 years
Ms. Elizabeth Havens, LMFT
Ms. Elizabeth Havens, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 4 years
Andria Estrella-Roa, LMFT
Andria Estrella-Roa, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 2 years
Christina Milazzo, MA, RMHCI
Christina Milazzo, MA, RMHCI
Pre-Licensed Professional Classmate, known for 2 years
Dr. Andrea Dyben, PhD, LMHC
Dr. Andrea Dyben, PhD, LMHC
Counselor known for 5 years
Mr. Cesar Perez, MS
Mr. Cesar Perez, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Colleague, known for 5 years
Mr. Adam Robbins, MS
Mr. Adam Robbins, MS
Pre-Licensed Professional Classmate, known for 4 years
Ms. Cortina Peters, LMHC, CLC, CSE
Ms. Cortina Peters, LMHC, CLC, CSE
Counselor Friend, known for 1 years
Tanya Doyle, MS, BA
Tanya Doyle, MS, BA
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern known for 2 years
Paula Navarro, MS
Paula Navarro, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Dr. Julie Nejame, PsyD
Dr. Julie Nejame, PsyD
Psychologist
John Cothron, LMHC
John Cothron, LMHC
Counselor
Mr. Christopher Venezia, MA, RMFTI
Mr. Christopher Venezia, MA, RMFTI
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Cristina truly has a gift to work with children and adults who are victims of traumatic events. Her approach is informed by an extensive understanding of the effects of trauma in the brain, and it is implemented with deep compassion and understanding of the individual's experience. And when it comes to working with kids, Cristina is as good as its gets and your kids are sure to love her.
Mr. Cesar Perez, MS
Mr. Cesar Perez, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern Colleague, known for 5 years
Cristina is a compassionate, committed, and skilled therapist.
Mr. Christopher Venezia, MA, RMFTI
Mr. Christopher Venezia, MA, RMFTI
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern known for < 1 year
Mr. Joshua Spavin, MS, LMFT, RPT
Mr. Joshua Spavin, MS, LMFT, RPT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
As a marriage and family specialist, Josh has been able to help both children and families find healing in transition. I've worked alongside him successfully treating families on a treatment team at Esperance Counseling. During that time I learned a lot from Josh. In many ways during that season he became a mentor to me as I learned about the field. I am forever grateful for his expertise and skill. I still regularly refer clients to him!

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Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018
Cristina Ally, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando

Cristina Ally

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS