Cristina has been working full time as a therapist at Dr. Alyson Nerenberg and Associates since 2010. She brings a great deal of energy, creativity and thoughtfulness to the practice .Cristina’s patients feel deeply understood by her gentle approach. Cristina’s field of specialization is in solution-focused and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapeutic work with individuals, couples and families. She is experienced working with a variety of issues such as trauma and loss, depression, anxiety disorders, as well as mood and personality disorders. Tailoring to each individual’s needs and healing pace, Cristina’s approach is accepting, warm and empathic, yet goal and solution-based with a focus on coping. Norwegian born and raised, Cristina got her degree as a licensed psychologist from The University of Oslo, Norway. She also spent some time studying in Australia before settling in Philadelphia, where she has lived and worked as a mental health professional for 6 years.