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Cristina Orobio, B.Sc., M.C.

Mental Health Therapist in Edmonton

EMDR Therapist

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Hello! My name is Cristina. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta, and then completed my Master of Counselling Degree at City University of Seattle. My fascination with the human brain and my passion for helping people have led me to pursue my education and a career in the mental health field - and I love it!

Over the years, I’ve gained invaluable experience working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. I also enjoy counselling individuals so that they can learn valuable tools to manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. More recently, I’ve acquired experience working with high-risk youth and young adults faced with addiction and trauma. I aspire to continue providing counselling services to children, youth, and adults with various mental health and wellness needs. 

I have recently pursued my passion of providing perinatal supports to women who are experiencing anxiety or depression throughout and following pregnancy. As I have 2 little ones myself, I acknowledge the importance of balancing self-care and my own mental health with looking after my family.

Therapy for Children, Teens, Adults, & Couples

My preferred theoretical orientation consists of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), and Attachment-Based Therapy. I also utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is the gold-standard treatment for PTSD and anxiety. In addition, I draw upon Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, and The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. I enjoy working with older children, adolescents, and adults including parents and couples. 

I strive to implement a strength-based and a Person-Centered Approach, with the intent to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with you. My goal is for us to work collaboratively and to work towards meaningful change. I aim to hold a safe and non-judgmental space for you especially in your times of vulnerability. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and my role as your counsellor is to walk alongside you in your journey to personal recovery.

Outside of work and ongoing professional development, I can be found indulging in savoury dishes and sweet treats from local restaurants. Pre-covid, my husband and I were avid travelers and foodies and we hope to share this experience with our little ones as they grow older. Other things I enjoy doing are hot yoga, baking, playing volleyball, and snowboarding.

* Sessions are offered at a reduced rate

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety 
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child & Teen Counselling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family Counselling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Learning Disorders
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Perinatal Counselling
  • Pre-marital Counselling
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Self-harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma, Abuse & PTSD
  • Women's Issues

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology,  University of Alberta
  • Master of  Counselling, City University of Seattle (in completion)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Psychologists' Association of Alberta
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 
  • Canadian Association for Play Therapy

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