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ADHD, Anxiety Depression. Learn skills to help manage these.

Cristina Minchala, MFT, RPT-S

Marriage & Family Therapist

I am a Bilingual (Spanish) licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience specializing in working with children (from ages 2 to 21), young adults, and families. I have worked with children and their families dealing with a variety of issues including learning difficulties, ADHD, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and loss.

I work with families going through difficult life transitions such as divorce, death or loss. I also work with parents on strengthening their parenting and communication skills so they can have an overall better bond with their children. I believe that respect and understanding are the foundation to any therapeutic relationship. I assist individuals to identify their own goals and teach them the skills and practical solutions to relieve emotional or mental concerns and develop more fulfilling relationships.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Play Therapy (APT)-Member

Association for Play Therapy, Orange County Chapter (CALAPT)-President

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) – Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, Orange County Chapter (OCCAMFT) – Member

Qualifications

MA Psychology from Chapman University License No and State: MFC 45059 CA

Psychology Today Profile

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CALAPTCAMFT

Play Therapy

The systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.

About Play Therapy

Supervision

For therapists who are looking to complete their certification as a RPT or RPT-S, I can provide play therapy supervision. See A4PT.org for guidelines and credentialing requirements.

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