Cristina Mantilla, MA, LMHC, NCC
Cristina Mantilla Therapy
Psychotherapist for many issues, including LBGTQ issues. The ages that I service are ages 10 and up. I have a deep passion for womens issues and have experience in, and enthusiasm for, working with the following topics: empowerment, addressing self-destructive behaviors, conflict resolution, sexual integrity in young ladies and women, self-esteem, domestic violence, unhealthy relationships, codependence, anger management, stress reduction, and finding a healthy balance in the many roles we are given.
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There is a whole lot I want to say about Ms. Mantilla, but I'll try to keep it as short as possible. I started with Cristina about a year ago. At the time, I was testing her out to see if I wanted to come out to her. I was telling her I was depressed about the split up of my long time gf. Maybe 3-4 sessions into it, and me ranting about the same old thing, I told her I have more issues. She looked at me and said, "I know!" Which caught me kinda by surprise. I asked her if she knew what it was, her response, "I think so, does it have to do with your sexual?" I was shocked! I could tell she knew, but wanted to hear me actually say it. (Which I applaud her for) so I told her, that I believe I am Transgender. But some how, she knew already! She had helped me in so many ways. But she had helped me truly except who I am. She helped me explain everything to my mother. Even though my mom is not her patient, she made sure my mother understood everything, and was ok with it all! She has helped me through so much. She had worked well with the ARNP Cathleen Barrett who is my psych person for my depression, but she also wrote my HRT letter.
Cristina has been a true lifesaver, and has helped me over come so much, and has helped me not only be able to like myself, but also helped me except who I am, and be able to say comfortable, that I am Transgender, and start moving forward into a better life, and a happier me!
I highly recommend her to everyone!