I feel a lack of knowledge about the mental health industry in general creates a barrier. In our first few sessions together, we learn about easy to access resources to help you better understand what your diagnosis means and how to effectively treat it. I am happy to help you better understand the process and what to expect. Grounding people with knowledge helps both the therapist and the client.
Learning about a persons life can be a great adventure but also bring on a sense of being overwhelmed. I am here to help you sort out what your biggest challenges are and how to prioritize them. We then work together to customize a treatment plan that best fits you and works with your family and lifestyle.
Learning about how to effectively diagnose and treat the impact of trauma on a persons life was the most profound and eye-opening experience of my 30 years in social work. We all know that our experiences shape who we are but to understand how far reaching that impact truly goes and to be able to successfully separate that from our personalities and individuality was an empowering process which I am fortunate to pass on to my clients.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Panic attacks & panic disorder
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
NJ, LCSW, 44SC0597750
Masters in Social Work, Stockton University
Cristine earned her BASW from Rutgers University and her MSW from Stockton University. As a mental health therapist, Cristine has experience working with both adults and children with a variety of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma. Cristine now specializes in treating those looking to resolve past trauma issues but all are welcome to try out a session and see if its a good fit.