Cristina Arenales

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed
(949) 649-2356 Website

Cristina Arenales

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed

Location

Prospect Therapy
Long Beach, CA 90804
(949) 649-2356
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website

About

If you are sick of having the same fight on repeat, staying up all night, alternating between doom-scrolling, online shopping, and planning imaginary trips, and you've run out of people you can turn to (because your religious/conservative/disconnected family is not an option, and you're too shy to keep telling your friends the same sob story) - I'm your therapist! OK, but if you need a therapist who won't flinch, who will go at the pace of the slowest part of you, and will listen and actually believe you: I'm your therapist! AND, if it's important to you that I am a WOC and openly queer...I'm your therapist!
Sometimes therapy is an hour of crying and getting stuff off your chest; other times it's admitting truths to yourself or your partner that you may have been avoiding; or it's making a specific plan for the week and then celebrating it all when you come back. I do my best to check with you what you need that day, and then deliver in a way that works for you.
I know, the only thing weirder than starting therapy is flipping through a bunch of profiles trying to pick one. But if you've gotten this far, something I've written resonates with you. My advice is: If you trust yourself, then trust yourself!
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“Hi Welcome, I look forward to working with you towards your most authentic and at peace self. Can't wait to meet you!”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $160
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Credit Card, Check, and Superbill.
Email me or call (949) 649-2356 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 121228
  • School: Vanguard Univeristy of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Juan Gavidia
  • Supervisor License: California / 101275
Graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California ranked in 2021, 7th out of the top 20 programs in the country.

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"Cristina has a true heart for working with individuals facing mental health difficulties. She cares deeply for her clients and challenges them with tenderness and intention. She has much experience working with all types of people and abilities. I strongly ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CADC II

Psychologist, PsyD

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS

Location

Prospect Therapy
Long Beach, CA 90804
(949) 649-2356
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Codependency
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Religious trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 27 Sep 2022
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Cristina Arenales

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC