About Me

With over 20 years of experience helping couples and individuals navigate the bumpy roads of life, I’ve seen it all when it comes to struggles. Sometimes the struggle is small (“How can I tell my partner how I’m feeling?”) and sometimes the struggle is large (“I’m feeling unattractive because I’ve gained so much weight”), but the struggle is real and I can help.

Cristina Castagnini

About Me

As a teenager, I used to write a weekly advice column for the Contra Costa Times. Not only was I the confidant my friends turned to when they had problems, but writing this column allowed me the opportunity to answer questions about heartbreak, parent problems and all the general angst-ridden complaints from my fellow peers. From a young age, I knew I wanted to help people.

My Approach

I do not use a “cookie-cutter” approach to therapy. Each client is a unique individual with their own, unique history and circumstances that contribute to what they are experiencing. Establishing a quality therapeutic relationship with you, I build a solid understanding of what brought you in, how your background contributed and what you want to accomplish by working with me.

Some Fun Facts about me
20 +
Years practicing
99 %
Positive feedback
500 +
Issues solved

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