Therapist Profile

Name:
Christine M. Lustig Ortiz, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
4050 Katella Ave. Suite 103 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(562) 230-4932
Website:
License Number
LMFT47918
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Therapy may be a journey for you to seek fulfillment, growth, and acceptance during times of stress. I would like to help you to heal from setbacks and to assist you with realizing your strengths to overcome challenges. Using a gentle, yet direct approach, my intention is to provide you with a safe and empathic environment for you to explore your past, present, and future. My specialties include working with couples and individuals as they become aware of negative patterns such as fear that may no longer serve them in order that they may choose to practice new ways of coping and move towards healing. I also work those suffering from difficult emotional, behavioral, and relational issues in order to improve positive communication and self-expression. I have training and experience with trauma, abuse, grief, and mood disorders, and in the evidenced based practices of both trauma (TFCBT) and family therapy (FFT). I enjoy helping parents and adolescents create mutual understanding and increased compassion. I embrace diversity and have a special interest in working with acculturation as well as multi-cultural relationship issues.

About My Practice

Office Hours
10am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Services
I provide individual, family, and couple therapy. I have a residential treatment background perspective, and believe it is important to look at the "whole picture" from a multidisciplinary supportive stance. I have a special interest in helping a person define their quality of life and how to help them become inspired to have hope that they can achieve their dreams and goals.
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology with Marital and Family Therapy Emphasis, California Graduate Institute in Westwood, CA B.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Intersubjective
Jungian
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Satir
Self Psychology
Systems
Certifications
Special training and experience in couples therapy utilizing neuroscience, attachment, and development. Special training and experience in trauma and family systems. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 47918
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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