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Hi, I’m Dr. Christina

It requires a lot of courage to take that first step towards change. Major kudos to you! We will celebrate your first steps towards change as we walk this journey TOGETHER!

--Dr. Christina

 My Perfectionism Journey

Hi, I'm Dr. Christina and I'm a ‘recovering perfectionist.’ I fell into the perfectionism trap of trying to be the perfect daughter, perfect student, perfect employee, have the perfect body, act perfect, and ‘live perfect.’ And much of the time, I felt perfectly miserable!

I lived the If/Then trap of “I’ll be happy if, I’ll be confident when….” I frantically pursued happiness, fulfillment, and finding true meaning for my life. But no matter how much I tried—I couldn’t get ‘perfect enough.’

I never reached perfection (nobody does!), but instead, got mired down in common perfectionism traps of self-criticism, overwork, exhaustion, and feeling empty inside. I felt trapped in this vicious cycle. Then, finally, I learned to free myself, broke free, and never looked back! Now I want to share these invaluable tools with you.

Trust was one important tool I discovered. I learned to trust myself, trusting and allowing my emotions to flourish, allowing myself to be vulnerable and authentic was truly life changing.

I am here to help other women who are mired in self-criticism and self-judgment, afraid of being lost forever in the Perfectionism Trap. I have the tools, and will help you get out of that trap—for good.   

Specialties

  • PERFECTIONISM

  • FEELINGS OF OVERWHELM

  • DIFFICULTY SETTING BOUNDARIES

  • LACK OF SELF-LOVE & SELF-COMPASSION

  • PERFECTIONISM IN MOTHERHOOD

  • BODY IMAGE CONCERNS

  • LOW SELF-ESTEEM/LACK OF CONFIDENCE

Education and Clinical Experience

I grew up in Southern California and I earned my Masters and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, Los Angeles. I have worked in several public health settings, including community mental health agencies, college campuses, and private practice settings. In my coaching practice, I integrate many different modalities to help clients achieve lasting change.

I am a wife and mother and in my spare time you will likely find me exploring the outdoors, hanging out with friends, hiking, enjoying a delicious meal, or planning my next travel adventure. 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”-Lao Tzu

 

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