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Cristina Wood, LMFT
I will be on your side every step of the way to help you to respond to everyday life experiences with confidence, resilience, and power.

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Cristina Wood, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I tailor my treatment in accordance with my patients’ needs. I use approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. I help my patients to discover powerful and new ways to develop a sense of meaning and purpose, to improve interpersonal relationships, and to realize their full potential for success.

I am passionate about my work and guide my patients through their journey of self-discovery and healing, assisting them to identify their own inner resources to transform their current challenges into bridges for success. I am specialized in issues like life transition, stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression. I will be on your side every step of the way to help you to respond to everyday life experiences with confidence, resilience, and power.

Education

MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles

License Number and State

CA 48931

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to go out with family and friends, read, walking in nature, it can be the mountains or the beach. I am also passionate about drawing, painting, and photography. Being a grandmother of 3 little ones (5, 3, 2 years old) I really enjoy spending time with them playing Dinosaurs.

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

I practice mindfulness meditation as soon as I wake up. I need that time to focus in the present moment and move on with my day aware of internal and external world.

What book have you read more than once?

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein, MD. The book blends psychology and Buddhist perspective in a way that deepens our understanding of ourselves and others. The concept of letting go and letting be bringing peace and freedom. The author helps us to use meditation as a tool for self-discovery and acceptance. It is a book that you learn something different every time you read it.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Make-A-Wish Foundation, their mission is to help children with critical illness. I believe that when children are able to have their wishes coming through when struggling with health issues, it can motivate them to fight and overcome what they are going through. The positivity and joy that Make-A-Wish brings to these children in times of struggle and pain is invaluable.

How do you recharge?

I normally exercise 3 times a week and hike the other 4 days. I love being in nature and hiking helps me with exercising and connecting with nature. I also like to draw and photograph nature and feel completely recharged after a long walk in nature photographing places, flowers and sometimes animals I see.

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