Dr. Cristina Bustos, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Bustos is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working with adults, teens, and children in individual, couples and family therapy. She has provided treatment in a wide variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics and military treatment facilities as a part of multidisciplinary teams. She has worked with military personnel and families at military facilities for over 4 years and is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families through the challenges that come with military service.
Dr. Bustos specializes in evidence-based treatment of anxiety, trauma, and depression using cognitive behavioral treatment models (CBT, CPT, PE, CBTi). She provides supportive and evidence-based couple’s therapy and is certified in the Gottman Method treatment model (Level I, II, and 7 Principles Program Educator). She also performs psychological testing to assess functioning and clarify presenting problems. Dr. Bustos takes pride in working with clients to develop an individualized and integrative treatment plan that will address their needs, which often includes involving family members to support change, as well as coordinating care with other medical or mental health providers.
Dr. Bustos believes that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life to navigate and heal current or past stressors or experiences, and yet making the decision to seek therapy is often one of the hardest steps. She believes that finding a provider who is the right fit is imperative when a client begins the healing process and looks forward to working with individuals who believe her experience and approach may fit for them. Dr. Bustos will be providing services at Achieve Medical in Carlsbad and Temecula.