Christina Andino,LCSW, MSW

Christina Andino,LCSW, MSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
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Evening Availability


18-20 Lackawanna Plaza
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

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My Approach to Helping

You have tried everything you could to feel better, but you’ve reached the point where you need some extra help. The anxiety, depression, and trauma that are weighing on you daily has started to impact your job or school performance and relationships. You are feeling burnt out. Therapy may be new to you and it’s common to feel nervous about starting the process. We can work together and create a plan to help you manage and decrease stress. I will teach you healthy skills to use for coping, communication, reframing thoughts, and changing behaviors. I can help you feel empowered so that you are more in control of your life

More Info About My Practice

In-person and OnlineTelehealth for Adults, Teens (15+), Couples, and Families. Out-of-Network provider.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

In my role as an individual therapist, I'm committed to supporting your personal growth and mental well-being. Together, we'll explore your challenges, develop coping strategies, and gain a deeper understanding of your emotions and behaviors. Our journey will be about empowering you to make positive changes and lead a more fulfilling life. Areas of focus: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationships, WorkCareer, Stress, Burnout, and more.

In my role as a couples therapist, my focus is on helping partners strengthen their relationships. We'll learn to communicate more effectively, understand each other's needs, and navigate challenges as a team. Through our sessions, you'll gain insights and tools to build a more loving, resilient, and fulfilling partnership.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of worry, fear, and unease. It can manifest in various ways, such as panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, or specific phobias. Anxiety can significantly impact a person's daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Therapy can be highly effective in treating anxiety.

As a therapist, I can provide a brave and non-judgmental space for you to explore your anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Exposure Therapy, I can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop healthier coping strategies.

In therapy, we can explore new relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and stress management skills to reduce anxiety symptoms. By understanding the root causes of your anxiety and learning to manage triggers, you can regain a sense of control and improve your overall quality of life. Through therapy, I can help you build resilience and develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your fears, and your strengths. We can explore new skills to overcome your anxiety, improve your mental well-being, and lead a more fulfilling life.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy may be new to you, or you may have experience and it?s common to feel nervous about starting the process. We can work together and create a plan to help you feel empowered to conquer life's mountains.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Taking the step to begin therapy is an act of strength, courage, and self-awareness. It's important to recognize that seeking support does not equate to weakness; rather, it signifies a commitment to your well-being and growth. While there may be lingering societal stigmas surrounding therapy, it's crucial to understand that seeking help is a sign of empowerment, not deficiency. By embracing therapy, you're demonstrating a willingness to confront challenges, gain insights, and cultivate resilience. You deserve the opportunity to thrive, and therapy can be a transformative journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Take the first step today and embark on a path of self-discovery and healing.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

My approach to therapy is person-centered, meaning that I tailor plans to meet your unique needs and goals. I believe in creating a brave, open-minded, and judgment-free space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we will work collaboratively to identify and address the root causes of your concerns and practice healthy skills for coping, communicating, re-framing thoughts, and changing behaviors.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    Adults, teens )15+), couples, and families of various backgrounds, including people of color, LGBTQIA+, foster care, adoption, and MilitaryVeteran communities. I have worked in various settings including education, military bases, and private practice.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

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