Cristina is a licensed child and family psychotherapist practicing in New York. She enjoys connecting with children and adolescents and helping them navigate the world as they are rapidly growing, changing, and discovering who they are and hope to be. Her client-centered approach is grounded in theories of attachment and psychoanalysis, and she utilizes both talk therapy and play therapy to meet clients where they are. Cristina comes from a background of school and trauma-focused family clinic settings and brings a dynamic approach to her practice. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents facing behavioral and emotional challenges, as well as autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, body image, trauma, and family-based therapy. Cristina also has experience working with new parents during the first years of parenthood. She is always eager to learn more and is frequently engaging in opportunities to learn and expand her knowledge.
Outside of her practice, Cristina is a registered yoga teacher and she enjoys running, baking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Cristina received her graduate degree in social work from New York University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Marymount Manhattan College.