Cristina is a seasoned clinician who works as a psychotherapist with individual over 20 years old, couples and families. From her office in the Beach, she provides her services to clients from Toronto and the East end [East York, Scarborough, Port Union and Pickering].
“People decide to go to counselling for many different reasons. Often, feeling stress and not being able to cope with the daily demands of work or at home may be one reason. Other times a spouse or a friend makes the suggestion to get help or even the family doctor can recommended a person to seek professional psychological treatment.
Deciding to seek help may appear difficult: you may assume you are going to be criticized, or that you will feel ashamed of sharing your concerns. You do not need to have a mental illness to attend therapy. It is not uncommon to seek counselling because someone wishes to work on some specific personal issues. Asking professional help is a sign of health; it means that you are not suppressing those feelings of anger and let them fester or let your sadness increase. This, in the end, can backfire.”
These are some issues that you can share with Cristina
Personal Issues: Mid-life crisis, adjusting to change/life-transitions; stress, feeling empty, coping with loss, grief and bereavement; feeling of abandonment, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, sadness or depressed mood, aging issues, feelings of emptiness; emotionally overwhelmed; unable to forgive, fear of failing; feelings of inadequacy; feelings guilt; self-criticism; trust issues; family of origin issues
Couple and Family Issues: Breakup; divorce and adapt in to divorce; infidelity; new relationship; commitment issues; family problems, blended family issues; becoming a parent; sibling relationship
Cristina’s provides her services in a confidential and a caring environment where she uses yet practical approach using proven strategies and techniques.
Cristina M. Fandino is a registered psychotherapist with a Masters degree and a Doctorate degree in Education from the University of Toronto. She was born in Argentina, where she graduated as a clinical psychologist from the University of Buenos Aires. Her professional background has enabled her to work as a clinician and also managing professional staff in different academic, mental health and corporate environments
Family Therapist at the Griffin Centre
Mental Health Consultant at the Psychiatric Unit of the Toronto Hospital, Western Division,
EAP Counsellor, Pre-departure Assessor and Repatriation Specialist, Global Clinical Supervisor at Mourneau Shepell [EAP]
Dalton Associate at Dr. Dan Dalton Associates
Research Officer at the Joint Centre for Teacher Development, OISE/Faculty of Education of the University of Toronto. Psychology and Sociology part-time Professor at Centennial College.
Member of the Research Ethics Board of the Hospital of Sick Children for 6 years.
Internet Addiction and Psychology of the Web Certificate - Zur Institute, California- USA
EMDR Training - Level I & II
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Advanced Skills Certificate - University of Toronto
CPA [Canadian Psychological Association]
OACCPP [Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists]
ISMHO [International Society of Mental Health Online]
Fluently Bilingual English-Spanish
Cristina Fandino ReachesScarborough ON