Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.
Mental, physical, and social wellness weren’t always core values of mine. I lived a significant portion of my life stuck in anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and chronic health issues. It took a deep desire to live my fullest life in order to change. I have devoted much of my adult life to understanding the connections between mind and body, through clinical training and education, meditation, yoga, and self-compassion practice.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”
The majority of my individual patients struggle with chronic symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship distress, and an array of physical ailments. These are my core areas of expertise.
I have also worked extensively with anxious teens and their families in inpatient and outpatient settings. Providing education and concrete tools that help alleviate distress and dysfunction caused by anxiety and related issues.
My treatment approach prioritizes interventions that increase resilience, bravery, and the power of choice. While also incorporating behavioral health techniques that help promote long-term mental and physical well-being.
In addition to my clinical practice, I have published several research articles on various integrative treatments, and presented at national conferences on issues related to anxiety and OCD. I am also a current board member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. As well as a member of additional national and local mental health organizations including ADAA, IOCDF, and LACPA. Please click on the links below for more information about any of these organizations.
If you would like to know more about my clinical background or treatment approach please feel free to reach out to me!