Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW

Clinical Social Work •  Female • Age 47
  
Jinnie Cristerna
Accepting new patients

International High Achievers, P.C.

25 E Washington St Ste 1806 Chicago, IL 60602

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(312) 382-8710

Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Jinnie Cristerna to book an appointment.


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(312) 382-8710

Jinnie Cristerna accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Behavioral Health
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Jinnie Cristerna's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management

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Dr Jinnie is the best!!! I have had the pleasure of working with her over a year now and it is truly more than I ever expected therapy to be. I was a skeptic but she won me over by using different tools to get me to a place where I could breakthrough certain things in my life and gave me new ways to process thoughts and emotions unlike traditional therapy. She is very compassionate and real. She goes all out to help you heal but don’t try to BS her because she will call it up and out. I swear you’ll wind up feeling like she’s a good girlfriend or aunty after you work with her for a while! Check her out!!!! She’s good for the soul!!!
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Brittany B. – Feb 11, 2020
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In my long 40 years this time around on Mother Earth I have yet to meet someone as integrated and knowledgeable of shadow work and integrating fractured parts of yourself than Jinnie. Her breadth of background, professional and personal experience make her one who I recommend wholeheartedly even to the shyest of us. I don’t trust many people but I did trust Jinnie to do her job, and do her job she did. I had undiagnosed Chronic Lyme Disease for 13 years and Jinnie and RoHun were one of my last stops along my path of healing my mind-body-soul to become functional again and reintegrate back into the world. It is not lost in me that there’s even more psychological work after this but I am up for the inner heavy lifting and consistent spiritual insight to keep my wellness optimal. I am living again! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jinnie.
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Feb 08, 2020
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I was a patient of Dr. Cristerna's for a few months when everything in my life was spinning out of control.u know, there's not much more to be said, other than amazing. I would leave appointments feeling like I was in a boxing match. (Hear me out here, it's a good thing!) Dr. Jinnie kept bringing it to the table to make me see different perspectives. I am the most calm, level-headed, and rational thinking that I've ever been in my entire existence. I no longer see her, but her videos and emails continue to make me stronger and more intune. I cannot say enough amazing things about how this woman has changed my entire perspective. 100 percent recommend!
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MS – Jan 05, 2020
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From the first email I had sent about making an appointment there was an open line of communication and she made herself very accessible with any follow ups. Never would I feel rushed in any of our sessions and I always felt that I left leaving on a high note. Not knowing what to expect with the hypnotherapy, she did a great job explaining and answering all my questions. I have seen a therapist for “regular talk therapy” for 5/6 months prior to my first appointment and I can truly say I had accomplished so much more in the 1 month I’ve been with Jinnie.
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Jan 02, 2020
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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Cristerna. My first session with her, she was very warm. I felt safe with her the entire time. I especially appreciated her sensitivity to recent trauma. She provided complicated information in an easily digestible way and the instructions after our session were given in the same way. My favorite aspect of working with Dr. Cristerna is that she empowers her patients to take control of their mental health. Moving forward years later, I find myself implementing what I learned from working with Dr. Jinnie Cristerna nearly everyday. One my biggest takeaways (that we worked on in the virtual follow up after my in person session) was the responsibility that I have in every situation. I honestly think about that lesson now in every situation where something seems inexplicable or unfair. I feel stronger, capable and even excited to sort out and take responsibility for my life. She is also very open to keeping in touch with patients. Thank you, Dr. Jinnie.
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Adele (Revised) – Dec 10, 2019
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A few months back I was in a very difficult space, but when I found Dr. Cristerna she was like a breath of fresh air. I don’t think she even realizes how much she has helped me. She meets you where you are, so that she can reach you. She has helped me make sense of some things and consider perspectives that I hadn’t before. I feel like having her on your team will help you level up!
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Tina – Oct 18, 2019
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I’ve known Dr. Christerna for several years and started seeing her as a patient several months ago. I’ve always appreciated her kind, compassionate, nonjudgmental and insightful approach to life and its challenges and I appreciate it even more now as a patient. I’ve had positive, helpful experiences when I’ve sought out therapy at two other times in my life, but with Dr. Christerna, I’ve had more breakthroughs in a shorter amount of time on a deeper level. Her approach empowers me to make progress on my own and honors the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of my well-being in a way that I have not experienced before. It’s building on the work I’ve already done and integrating the missing pieces. It’s been a beautiful, healing experience.
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JMS – Oct 02, 2019
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Being in Dr. Cristerna’s presence is freeing. Her nonjudgmental, spiritually open, compassionate approach makes me feel safe and eager to share. I know I can be vulnerable in front of her. She has the skills and the wisdom to guide and support me while consistently leading me toward more confidence in myself and a greater understanding of my feelings and my needs. She’s not one of those professionals who seeks to make clients dependent on her. She’s teaching me to trust my journey, my instincts, and my voice. She is honest, clear, and present.
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Jeryl Prescott Gallien – Oct 01, 2019
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Visit was amazing. Had the pleasure of being on the retreat in Ecuador. Everything from the accommodations and meals to the activities and actual sessions with Jinnie were awesomely healing. Truly blessed by the experience.
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Karen Bradley Brown – Oct 01, 2019
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I have been a client of Dr. Jinnie Cristerna for several months now. During my initial appointment, she listened to what I felt were my original reasons for seeking counseling and therapy. Within a short period of time, she advised me of what she felt were more underlying issues that were more to the core of some of my feelings I had been experiencing. Dr. Jinnie is able to speak to you at a level that doesn’t seem clinical and cold, but more like your just speaking to a close confident, but with objective recommendations and exercises to allow you to live a more fulfilling life. You learn to embrace the positive experiences happening in your life, without being overburdened by what is happening around you that is not yours to own. She is quick to respond when called and very accommodating whenever needed.
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Randy – Oct 01, 2019
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I started seeing Dr.Cristerna a few months ago. I have never seen a therapist before so I was not sure what to expect . I searched long and hard to find the therapist that really stood out to me . There was something about Dr.Cristerna that made me feel comfortable.. I felt like I wanted to see her and speak to her. After making my first appointment it was unreal, the things I discovered about myself in just a matter of an hour. A few session later, ( including a hypnotherapy ) which was life changing by the way. I feel like I am on the right track to becoming the best me that I can be. There is no way I could have discovered these deep rooted issues alone. I look forward to working with Dr.Cristerna and continue to become the best version of me! I can’t thank her enough. No matter the issue, she can help you too!
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Kat – Sep 30, 2019
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There's soooo many amazing things I can say about Dr.Jinnie Cristerna!!! Me and my fiance began seeing Dr.Cristerna for couples therapy which lead us into learning so much about one another as individuals. There has been so much growth between the two of us individually and also together. She is so relatable, never lets you feel judged, hears both side and allows the other to have complete understanding. She is very personable. I have already started to share our experience with my friends and family about how AMAZING she is. I would highly recommend her to everyone. I look forward to every session and cant wait for my next!
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Shenika A. – Sep 18, 2019
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Dr. Cristerna not only failed to help me with trauma related to my divorce but added to it by suddenly dropping me as a patient. The website she used for scheduling presented every single day as wide open for appointments. Whenever I would schedule an appointment through this site, I would get a message from her telling me to reschedule it and that her scheduling site "didn't carry over her calendar." Then don't tell your patients to use it! At a time I was feeling very isolated, I got a sudden invitation to go to a coworker's retirement party. I told Dr. Cristerna as soon as I knew (24 hours in advance) that I needed to reschedule. I proceeded to receive a very long e-mail telling me that she was dropping me as a patient. This comes after I paid her multiple times $300 cash, burning my savings while I was living in a hotel, for her appointments since my insurance didn't cover it. The amount of disrespect was unreal. I was suicidal. I pray that she changes her practices.
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G – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Cristerna is such a great therapist, but most importantly a fantastic teacher. She has helped guide me to understand and manage my emotions leading to better life choices.
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Taylor in Streamwood, IL – Jan 26, 2019
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I found myself sitting across from Dr Jinnie thinking I knew exactly why I was there, shockingly, I was wrong. Talking to Dr Jinnie was like asking the person where the hidden closet was that made the blue prints. She was able to confidently and gently guide me to realize where I really needed to focus my attention, and then actually do just that. Dr Jinnie is one of the most compassionate people on the planet and it truly shows through the care and respect she has for her patients.
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Katie in IL – Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. Cristerna is the best therapist I have ever used. Her methods and style allow you to identify gaps and find resolutions to concerns in an enlightening way. Her ability to connect on a personal level and provide a safe space to express concerns is top notch. She destroys the myths and negative stigmas that comes with seeking counseling. No matter the problem/situation, I strongly urge you to give her try. it will be life changing!
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KWalton in Chicago, IL – Nov 11, 2018
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It truly was an honor and a pleasure to work with Dr. Jinnie through my Yhandi experience. Every session was informative, detailed, honest, enjoyable and ultimately, worth while. It took me a few sessions to really buy into everything Yhandi was offering but once I plunged into it head first, I couldn't be happier with the result. She helped me look at myself in a way I never thought was possible and I couldn't be more grateful. I would 100% work with her again and hope to someday do so!
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Dylan Ginsburg in Chicago, IL – Jul 12, 2018
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Treatment was absolutely life changing in a small amount of time. Dr. Christerna provides a completely safe space and amazing support. I wish everyone could have this healing experience.
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Rose Wolfson in Schaumburg, IL – Jul 12, 2018
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Jinnie has worked with my son throughout his adolescence, helping him to overcome trauma and to rebuild his sense of self. Jinnie has amazing strategies for healing and is highly recommended by our family.
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Lynn – May 07, 2018
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5 stars isn’t enough. Simply the best there is.
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Nick – Dec 26, 2017
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Each patient receives a customized treatment plan that can include clinical, psycho-spiritual or an integrated approach. Dr. Cristerna encourages the patient to be active in creating their treatment plan and treats them as an active leader ...

Specialties

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy

Education

1999
University of Chicago IL
1994
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Undergraduate School

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  • Does Jinnie Cristerna communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Jinnie Cristerna offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Jinnie Cristerna offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Jinnie Cristerna have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Jinnie Cristerna offer weekend visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer weekend visits

  • Does Jinnie Cristerna offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Jinnie Cristerna offers evening visits

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Locations

International High Achievers, P.C.

Downtown Chicago25 E Washington St Ste 1806 Chicago, IL 60602
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Schaumburg1750 E Golf Rd Ste 395d Schaumburg, IL 60173
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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    • Thu: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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