Patricia (Christina) Kantzavelos is a San Diego based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of clinical experience in a range of settings, including both Outpatient and Impatient Psychiatric Services, Acute Inpatient Hospital Services (Telemetry, Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Emergency, ICU), Insurance Case Management, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Home Health, and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  

She likes to meet her clients where they are. She is warm, interactive, and treats everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion and does not promote the use of stigmatizing labels. She utilizes various Evidence Based Treatments, contingent on each person’s needs and goals, with an added focus on mindfulness techniques.  Her specialties include crisis and grief, or bereavement therapy, chronic health conditions, anxiety, depression, case management, and elder and disability care planning and support.

Her foundation as a therapist is based on compassion and understanding.  She realizes that healing is client-centered, and comes from your own strengths and resources within.   She received both her BA and MSW from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her MLIS from San Jose State University (SJSU).  She is also a writer, and a dedicated humanitarian, deploying to areas of disaster and crisis as a Mental Health Officer.  

I look forward to getting to know you, and helping you begin within.

In health, light, and Metta, 

Christina P. Kantzavelos, LCSW #73271, MLIS, MSW 


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