Dr. Cristi is an expert neuropsychologist, author, international speaker, and mama of a 2e son who has worked with 6,000 children and adults. She worked at the number 1 rated Children’s Hospital in the US, Boston Children’s, and contributed to best practices at Harvard, Emory & Advent Health Orlando. She has the unique expertise to identify your strengths and the root cause of your concerns plus she will develop a practical roadmap of interventions/solutions. Dr. Cristi specializes in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Gifted, Brain Injury, and Epilepsy.
We all deal with stress on a daily basis; it is something that many of us do not want to deal with. It takes a lot of courage and strength for one to choose counseling as an alternative way to cope with stress. It also takes a commitment for one to remain on that path. The goal of counseling is to enhance one's quality of life in his or her everyday walk and to promote self awareness. As a counselor, my personal goal is to help clients identify goals as well as impending solutions to issues that cause emotional perplexity.
I am a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a Nationally Certified Counselor with a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. My counseling philosophy includes many theoretical positions and is client focused and client driven. I am available for corporate consulting, retreats and workshops on a wide variety of topics, such as personal and professional success, personal responsibility, dream interpretation and developing personal/professional mission statement.
To the outside world, you seem to have it altogether. You’ve chased your dreams and found success. You’ve been working so hard to meet your goals, but it’s gotten to the point where you feel depleted, drained, stuck. You've been dedicating so much of your time and energy to meeting everyone's expectations and their needs, that you are left with nothing for yourself. All the stress and pressures of upholding this persona is exhausting and you're done. Something's got to change, but you don't know what or how. Let's make yourself the priority for a change. You can be free of the chains that bind you and enjoy the life you've built.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
My passion is working with families, couples, and individuals seeking relief from issues related to communication, emotional and behavioral regulation, and troubled relationships. I also have clinical experience treating anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, depression, grief, and trauma. My clients typically are folks looking to relate more peacefully to their loved ones and folks looking to develop more effective coping skills against their daily stressors. Together we can escape the negative patterns and combat the issues attempting to hold your life and treasured relationships hostage.
Struggling with mental health problems and need support? Difficulty with relationships? Anger causing you problems? Struggling with food? Life feel out of control? Problems in your marriage? Lonely and empty inside? Hate the way your body looks? Busy helping others with their lives, and lost track of yourself? In a mid-life without a clear direction? Hard to even brush your teeth somedays? Good news! There is hope! Call for your initial appointment and begin to identify what you are feeling and why. Learn how to express and communicate your needs. Begin your personal journey of discovery and recovery.
Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am a clinician who is passionate about creating solutions and strategies to reduce stress, increase resilience and develop courage that leads to authentic healing. Being a therapist is an immense privilege and creating a space for genuine exploration and honest expression motivates my practice. I believe in an integrative approach to healing mental health concerns, one that pays attention not only to your thoughts, feelings and relationships, but also to your physical and nutritional habits. Working as a team we will establish a wellness plan that leads you to insight and transformation.
As a Christian Therapist, my commitment is to honor the importance of integrating your faith in the counseling process. My desire is to help you explore the good that God is building into your life and to identify obstacles toward that growth. Life's difficulties often provide fertile ground for our personal and spiritual refinement. Whether you might be dealing with marital tension, struggling as a Christian leader, going through challenging transitions, or experiencing a time of loss, I would be privileged to help you find hope for the next chapter of your life.
Sometimes carrying the weight of all our responsibilities can feel like drowning. If you feel as if the only thing you’re doing is treading water then I welcome you to Sea of Serenity Counseling. If this is your first time looking for a therapist, I applaud your bravery and courage. If this is a continuation of your journey, I am honored to help you take those next steps. I am currently trained to work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in working with the LGBTQA+ population and adolescents. I welcome people of all races, ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CHT, CCH, EMDR
Our keywords are Healing vs Treating.Are Medications and Traditional Counseling not helping you the way you want with Anxiety? Wether its PTSD, OCD, GAD, Bipolar, Panic Disorder, or Social Phobia, we eradicate all Anxiety by accessing the root of the cause using EMDR and Hypnotherapy. Most individuals only need 1-4 sessions before reaching their goal. If you are tired of only coping, treating, and you are ready to Heal being able live happily, motivated, and free. Contact us now! Hablamos Español!
Cramped quarters during this miserable pandemic? Suffocating lately? Still interpreting all this as a loss? Learn how to switch gears! Video counseling is effective for developing and practicing the skills you need in these swiftly moving changes. These changes are not about loss. They are all about the skills of adaptation. Move from the fearful debilitating Feelings of Loss into the listening and detachment skills needed in your family today. Build real life coping skills. Eliminate the fear and frustration of confinement.
Are you tired of feeling depressed, angry, anxious, and confused, or do you perhaps hear negative voices on an ongoing basis? Then let’s talk. We will work together to explore and process what you are going through while moving you towards becoming emotionally and mentally healthier. At The Comfy Place, we work with individuals, couples, and families to help guide and support them on their journey to living a healthier and more fulfilled life.
Healing is possible. Whether you are struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues, or childhood trauma there is a path that will help you heal. Our purpose is to help you on this journey by using my training and experience. We provide an open and non-judgemental environment that creates space for you to gain the skills you need to live a fulfilling life that is not plagued with constant worry and self-doubt.
If you are reading my profile, then you are already on your way to taking the next step in your process to live a life that brings you more joy and authenticity. Finding the right therapist for you can be a journey. It takes courage and strength to reach out to someone and share what is surfacing in your life and you deserve a safe space to explore that. I understand there is also often anxiety about reaching out, so I offer my clients that safe space for us to connect. I am passionate about my client’s therapeutic process and providing tools and skills to co-create with you a path through the challenges that you are facing.
Christine is a leading mental health influencer, author, and guest speaker. As an author of the award-winning “The Exhausted Woman’s Handbook,” and more than 500 articles, Christine has more than one million people downloading her podcast “Understanding Today’s Narcissist,” and more than 400,000 views on YouTube. Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor by the State of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional, with extensive training in crisis intervention and peaceful resolution.
I am a licensed Psychologist and I work with clients presenting with a broad range of issues. I use a practical, supportive and collaborative approach to therapy and believe in tailoring my treatment plan to the specific needs and goals of each client. Clients often choose to begin therapy with me when they feel stuck in an unsatisfying or unhealthy situation, when life feels overwhelming, when past experiences begin to negatively affect current relationships, or when they want assistance developing the skills to cope with their current life circumstances.
Repeat after me: I am resilient. We can't control everything that happens, but we can change our experience of those things - with a strong therapeutic alliance. I strive to help children, teens, and adults on their journey to a happier and more fulfilling relationship with themselves and other by captivating resilience in clients just like you.
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
I am so glad you are here. My name is Leslie, and I would be honored to walk alongside as you discover all the different pieces of yourself; the pieces that are longing for healing and may feel unknown, as well as the pieces that make you uniquely who you are. I would love to celebrate your accomplishments, encourage you to be courageous, and sit with you during the darkest moments when hardship comes. My motivation as a therapist comes from my deep desire to provide a secure and safe relationship which enables you to share your vulnerabilities and experience increasing emotional safety.
If you are reading this, chances are you have a child or teenager in need of counseling. Maybe you feel worn out by parenting challenges you never anticipated... or perhaps your precious child was exposed to hurts that you were not there to control. If you can relate, I am so glad you are here. I specialize with children and teens, ages 3-18, who have a history of trauma or attachment wounding. You might notice your child experiencing intense anger outbursts, aggression, shut downs, anxiety, depression, & more. These are just clues to a deeper root.
Do you feel stuck and unsure of how to break free? Your heart races, thoughts overwhelm your mind, feelings of insecurity hold you captive. Externally, you are accomplished, dependable, and seem to have it all together, but internally, you feel empty, anxious, and alone. You are unsure of your purpose in life. At times, memories of painful life experiences flood your mind, and it feels as though you are reliving the event all over again. Thoughts of the past bombard you and you are worn out. You wonder if you are truly broken. You desire freedom but are afraid to trust people as you have been deeply hurt.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Winter Park are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Winter Park then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Winter Park, or Child Psychologists in Winter Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Winter Park psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Winter Park specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.