Cristina Bonilla, ACSW
Cristina is a bilingual clinical social worker with over 10 years experience working in the field of mental health and addiction, both in the non profit and private sectors. Cristina received a diploma as a certified substance abuse counselor before returning to school to receive a Masters Degree in Social work at USC. Cristina uses a client-centered trauma focused approach in her treatment modalities, blending evidenced based practices such as CBT and EMDR to create an individualized treatment plan to support each client’s unique needs.
Cristina spent several years serving the dually diagnosed homeless populations by working with homeowners to create sustainable housing models for our Los Angeles county homeless. Recent work in the non-profit sector with the hispanic LQBTQ-IA+ community and children and families has afforded the opportunity to hone a trauma focused clinical practice, where she developed a penchant for addressing intergenerational trauma. She has worked at every level of substance abuse treatment from residential facilities, intensive outpatient programs, and as a sober living manager.