Cristina Arenales (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hey, I'm so glad you made it, you finding yourself here is a brave first step! I'm looking forward to connecting with you

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA
Supervised by Jacqueline Gattis PsyD.

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I enjoy working with a large range of individuals, from preteens to adults as well as individuals that struggle in relationship with others or have been on the receiving end of chaotic ones. I also work with individuals struggling with codependency, insecurity, spiritual issues, life transitions, and the LGBTQ populations, all while developing new perspectives that help us be the selves we envision.

My Background and Approach

As your therapist, I hope to come along side of you on your journey towards self compassion and understanding, despite the struggle you may have experienced or are currently experiencing. I have work experience in Inpatient hospital settings, residential treatment settings, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and community mental health settings. I take a depth oriented, and dynamic approach to therapy while also incorporating tangible skills and frames of reference for interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance when needed.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

So here's a bit about me, I'm queer, I stand by all and for all oppressed people groups, I believe in aspects of critical race theory, racism still exists and runs rampant, white privilege/light skin privilege is everywhere, fragile masculinity can lead to the oppression of woman, all bodies are good bodies, organized religion can be oppressive, and despite popular belief the Bible does not say being LGBTQ is wrong.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150/session


7145832055 Email Cristina
1300 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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