Welcome to my Web Page. My name is Cynthia Christiansen and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist having received a Masters in Counseling and a Masters in Psychology. I am currently working toward a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years and in private practice for over 12 years, working successfully with clients who suffer from ADD/ADHD, Addictions, specializing in pornography and sex addiction, Mood Disorders, Grief, OCD, and PTSD. I work with adolescents and adults through the Mending the Armor program which assists the adolescent and young adult population with overcoming pornography and sex addiction. I am a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) which keeps me current on issues of sex and pornography addictions. I have worked in the crisis houses in San Diego, working with the dual-diagnosed population, along with working in a Christian clinic. I am a member of American Association of Christian Counselors and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the American Psychological Association as well as being a Certified Christian Sex Addiction Therapist. I am also a certified clinician in Traumatic Conversion Therapy. I have been on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of Women's Association for Addiction Treatment, as well as being on faculty at the University of Phoenix in the capacities of instructor and lead faculty area chair for the college of social sciences and having been honored at 2016 commencement exercises with the award of "Distinguished Faculty" for the College of Social Sciences for 2016. I work with Couples, Families, Adults, Adolescents, and Children. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral, believing that whatever we place in our Minds determines our Behavior and we are the Gatekeepers of Our Minds. I work extensively with relaxation techniques and, at times, introduce hypnosis into my sessions, which I am trained in. In this stressful world we live in, I enjoy watching my clients gain confidence in their daily lives. I enjoy helping my clients feel empowered in the midst of their struggles and challenges. My practice hours include Saturdays and evenings. My office is wheelchair accessible. I accept several insurances, including Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, 1st Health, PHCS, Health Net, MHN, Medi-Cal (Molina Healthcare), Magellan, TriWest, GEHA, Cigna, and others. I look forward to watching you confront, work through, and overcome your struggles and challenges, as we become a TEAM in exploring and developing your path of growth.
Therapy can be a RISK
When you think about it ~~
THERE IS NO CHANGE or GROWTH WITHOUT RISK!