Dr. Christina Zavalza

Licensed Psychologist (California PSY 30441)

Dr. Christina Zavalza

Licensed Psychologist (California PSY 30441)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist - 30441
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Out of Network Provider
Fees: My standard fee is $180 per hour; however, sliding scale is available for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Our practice providers superbills to clients with PPO insurance plans on a monthly basis.

Initial consultations are always free.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Playa Vista, California 90094
Long Beach, California 90814

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My Approach to Helping

I believe we are in an era of women’s empowerment unlike any we have seen before. Women are becoming more aware of personal, social and cultural issues that can make it difficult to become their best and most powerful selves. The issues women deal with today include trying to overcome trauma, navigating social expectations, balancing needs in relationships with taking care of themselves, and ultimately wanting to feel empowered and whole in their home, educational setting, and workplace.

My approach to therapy is to come alongside you with empathy and non-judgment in your journey of healing. I will listen to what has happened or is currently happening that makes daily life challenging- whether it be past traumas, ongoing trauma, relational stress, identity development, grief and loss, issues related to race and ethnicity, self-esteem, imposter’s syndrome, or managing anxiety andor stress. Together we can work on healing old wounds and developing new skills to help you manage your unique challenges and experiences.

In my practice, I utilize evidence-based practices that are grounded in research to ensure effective change. I integrate various approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems in order to make sense of your situation and develop an personalized approach for change. I also implement methods to measure changes in order to ensure we are making the progress you are hoping to see in treatment.

If you’re here, you might be in a space where you’re ready to explore, or you might be in a space where you’re unsure. That’s okay. The important part is that you don’t need to figure it out alone. I am offering a free 30min consultation to listen to where you’re at, determine if we’re a good fit, and develop a plan of action. I always tell my clients that finding the right therapist is like finding the right hairdresser; it has to be someone whose approach and style fits with you and feels comfortable. Please reach out to see if that might be me.

About Me

I am a Latinx licensed clinical psychologist born and raised in Southern California. I graduated with my doctoral degree from Azusa Pacific University and have worked predominantly with women, children, and families throughout my career. Aside from private practice, I also serve in a community mental health setting working with underserved populations.

Personally, this has been a year of change and growth for me in which I’ve focused on rebuilding myself as an individual and a professional. Life has challenged to push beyond my comfort zone and solidify my strengths and identity. In my experience, it takes introspection and social support in order to hone in on and embrace the power within us. I’m motivated more than ever to support other women in feeling empowered, secure, confident, and successful despite the challenges they are currently facing or have faced in the past.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Choosing the right therapist is an important part of your journey of healing and self-growth.

I work for California Women's Therapy, a virtual group psychotherapy practices focused on women's issues. At California Women's Therapy, we conduct initial screenings to help match you with the psychologist or therapist who is the best fit for you.

Following the initial screening, you'll be able to conduct a free initial consultation before determining whether you'd like to move forward with one of our providers.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am especially passionate about working with women, young adults, and teens.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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