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Cristina Mariscal, LMFT

Cristina Mariscal, LMFT

she/her ella/mujer

Licensed in CA #130168
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
My work is deeply rooted in empowering and supporting individuals on their journey of healing.

My Therapy Style

I specialize in supporting adults facing difficult life transitions, relationship issues, intergenerational/historical traumas, grief/loss, depression and anxiety. I provide support from a multicultural lens, taking into account physical, mental, spiritual, emotional wounds. My work is deeply rooted in empowering and supporting individuals on their journey of healing. I sit alongside them as they mend emotional/behavioral wounds and uncover inner strengths, insight and increase awareness about themselves.

My framework is based on client-centered, psychodynamic, trauma-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy within a cultural lens. I integrate the modality that the client needs. I am a bilingual/bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I am fluent in Spanish and English. My sessions are warm, empathic and authentic. I meet you where you are at.

Education & Training

BA - Women's Studies, Mills College

MA - Counseling in Psychology, John Kennedy University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because my life journey has given me many so many lived experiences and I have broken many family traumas. Resiliency is a beautiful challenge that brings peace and acceptance. I truly believe in humanity's ability to heal.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to put my hands in the dirt, so gardening is a beautiful way to care for myself and the earth. I like to work out because it's good for releasing stress and regenerating. I also like to cook and love to spend down time with my family and laugh.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Daily I go outside and give thanks for the earth we walk and air we breathe. I hug myself and those around me tightly and laugh! I also get up and walk around, to not be sedentary.

What book have you read more than once?

The Red Tent by Anita Damiant, because it reminds me that I am a strong life giver. The Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler, because it does a beautiful job of using fiction and horror to explore identity, sexuality, and racism.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, because of their mission to support and bring advocacy to everyone from a social justice perspective.

How do you recharge?

I recharge through practicing my indigenous spiritual practices.

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 family dogs. They make me laugh daily, because they each have such distinct temperaments.