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Cristina Perera LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Cristina Perera Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I am naturally empathetic and believe every challenge has a solution.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Cristina Perera is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that has been working in private practice for over 15 years, working with an eclectic range of adults and seniors, from trauma survivors of 911 and the Sandy Hook shootings, to everyday families looking for support and expert care. She specializes in treating abuse, trauma, depression, family conflict, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and more. She earned herMaster's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University and hasbeen a Keynote Speaker on behalf of The National Collation for Domestic Violence. Her many years of work with individuals with disabilities have also given her a strong knowledge of helping people on the autism spectrum. Work together with Cristina to empower yourself to take on new situations and relationships with confidence and newfound understanding. With her help, you can work to achieve your goals and improve your emotional wellbeing, one session at a time. Cristina believesthat everyone has individual needs and preferences in therapy, and she works to accommodate as needed.





Sexuality Based Issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise







Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



Oxford Health Plans


First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy


  • Connecticut, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 925


Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Connecticut State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven, New Haven, CT

Frequently Asked Questions About Cristina Perera, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Cristina Perera, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Cristina Perera accepting new clients?

Yes, Cristina Perera is accepting new clients for online therapy in Connecticut and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven, 136 Sherman Ave Suite 402, New Haven, CT, 06511.

Does Cristina Perera accept insurance?

Yes, Cristina Perera accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum and Oxford Health Plans.

What types of therapy does Cristina Perera offer?

Cristina Perera offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Cristina Perera offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Cristina Perera offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven, 136 Sherman Ave Suite 402, New Haven, CT, 06511.

Does Cristina Perera offer online therapy?

Yes, Cristina Perera offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Connecticut.

How quickly can I see Cristina Perera?

Cristina Perera typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Cristina Perera speak?

Cristina Perera conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Cristina Perera online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Cristina Perera online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.