Dr. Michael Cristiano, PSY.D

Dr. Michael Cristiano, PSY.D

Clinical Psychology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Michael Cristiano, PSY.D is a clinical psychologist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Miami Institute Of Psychology in 1999 and specializes in clinical psychology.Read his story

1200 N Federal Hwy Ste 200

Boca Raton, FL 33432

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  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Value Options

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Dr. Cristiano's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cristiano "Counseling and psychotherapy are very similar mental health treatments. Counseling tends to focus on the 'here and now', the problems at hand. Psychotherapy tends to examine a client's past in relation to current problems. Psychotherapy is more in-depth and requires a scientific understanding of human nature and psychological dysfunction. A Clinical Psychologist is the most highly trained and credentialed psychotherapist, practicing from a non-medicinal approach to mental health. Psychologists are the only practitioners who are licensed to practice psychology. Although psychologists are trained in pharmacotherapy, they exclusively employ cognitive, behavioral and emotional treatments in their psychological practices. A psychotherapist is not a licensable profession. Florida and most other states do not issue licenses in psychotherapy. In essence, there is no such thing as a 'licensed psychotherapist', although many people use this term in their self-promotion. These individuals are usually licensed social workers, licensed counselors or licensed marriage and family therapists. They are not licensed to practice psychology."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cristiano "It's about speaking freely and openly about what matters to you most. It's about creating a strong support system of acceptance, empowerment and growth. Dr. Cristiano provides a safe and confidential environment to explore your personal issues candidly without fear of encountering judgment, ignorance or prejudice. Dr. Cristiano will work collaboratively with you each step of the way to identify core issues, set realistic goals and earnestly attain them. Why not grab everything life has to offer? The best time is NOW!"


  • Clinical Psychology

Board Certifications

Dr. Cristiano does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Pace University, New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Miami Institute Of Psychology
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Faulk Center For Counseling
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Psychological Associates Of The Palm Beaches
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • American College Of Forensic Examiners Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • American Board Of Psychological Specialties
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cristiano's Reviews

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based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)

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Dr. Cristiano's Performance

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Average wait time
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Patient Comments (3)

in Pompano Beach, FL |
Finally a psychologist you can sit across from who listens, suggests and works with you. He is like being with a good friend who wants to help you. Also when I've gone back it's like continuing where you left off. I can talk to him in "guy talk" using terms or words I'm comfortable with. I'm not...more
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in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Cristiano has been so helpful for me in dealing with some very difficult relationship problems. I didn't know how I was ever going to get through it. He helped me and keeps on helping me. I am so grateful to him. By the way, his new office and staff in Boca are so warm and friendly. Thank...more
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in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Cristiano made me feel comfortable immediately upon meeting him. He listened intently and quickly figured out the best way to communicate with me -- it takes me a while to warm up and talk and he was understanding and patient. I highly recommend visiting Dr. Cristiano if you are interested in...more
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Dr. Cristiano accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Value Options

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Hospitals where Dr. Cristiano has admitting privileges

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Broward Health Imperial Point
6401 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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