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 Therapy with Cristina

I know you may not be feeling very courageous right now, but I am here to tell you that I think you are! You are courageous because you are taking this first step in your healing journey just by reading this today.  

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”   Shannon L. Alder
Who am I and Why did I become a Therapist?

I am a wife and mother to two spirited God loving kids. I am a bilingual Mexican-American raised in the Catholic church. I now identify myself as a Christian and enjoy Sunday service along with being involved in my church.

I felt Gods calling to become a therapist during my last semester of undergraduate school. I took a leap of faith and His promise came true. Yet, during my professional journey my world was shaken when I had to seek treatment after being diagnosed with Severe Post-Partum depression and Anxiety. I had the unconditional support of my husband and family, but those days were dark, and the pain was great! I felt lost but was determined to hold on to my faith, to His promise and plan for my life. Was there fear in my heart? Yes. Did I feel vulnerable? Yes.  Did I feel endless pain? Yes. But my husband and kids gave me hope, my therapist offered me unconditional support and eventually I was triumphant using Jesus Christ as my guide. I now have the privilege of fostering hope and providing unconditional support to others who need guidance to overcome personal struggles.

So, where will your courageous journey take you today? If you decide to work with me, together we can explore new ways of thinking and feeling to move a step closer to your desired therapeutic goals.  Taking this first step can be scary but together we can embark on your journey.

Thank you for visiting my page and I welcome you to get in contact with me to schedule your first session.

Cristina Cano