Cristina Hidrobo, MA, CGP

Cristina Hidrobo, MA, CGP

Psychotherapy services for teens and adults in both Spanish and English. Serving people of all backg

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A book for anyone that would like to feel (and be) more adept at protecting themselves and their loved ones from violence.

In addition, it also offers readers the ability to distinguish between worry/anxiety and fear, and in turn, empowers us to unlock the intuitive powers available to us all.

A book for anyone that would like to feel (and be) more adept at protecting themselves and their loved ones from violence.

In addition, it also offers readers the ability to distinguish between worry/anxiety and fear, and in turn, empowers us to unlock the intuitive powers available to us all. 04/12/2020

Stop Romanticizing Lockdown—It’s a Mental Health Crisis in the Making.

An important read about the toll of the pandemic on all of us both mentally and emotionally. No one is failing. We are all doing our best. 03/26/2020

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

An important read to help us all understand, and thereby tolerate, what we’re collectively feeling.

I’d like to add that grief can feel even MORE overwhelming to those of us who have had past experiences of traumatic grief, particularly when young.

While it’s definitely important to feel our feelings, it’s also helpful to acknowledge that feeling new grief always puts us in touch with older grief. So, some of us particularly need good support systems in place to help each other out, always, and even more so, during these difficult times. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a collective loss of normalcy. 03/18/2020

A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle Uncertainty about coronavirus spreads anxiety through social contagion. Here’s a way to minimize that. 03/15/2020

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

To the parents out there. It's natural for children to be aware of the stress adults may be feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic. Child psychologists offer some practical advice for parents on how to talk to their kids. 12/03/2019

When Not to Drop Out of a Therapy Group - KnowYourselfTherapy

This is a great article on all the reasons people should stick with their therapy instead of dropping out prematurely. When difficult feelings arise during the therapeutic process, so much good work and progress can come from it, if you give yourself the opportunity to work with this experience with the help of your therapist and/or group members. Dropping out of therapy whether group therapy or individual therapy because you're experiencing unpleasant feelings may be the worst time to stop. Rena Pollak, LMFT, CGP 10/25/2019

How Psychological Injuries Cause Physical Illness—And How Therapy Can Heal It - Mad In America

This piece is very long. I myself began to skim it towards the end, but I really valued the parts where the author explains how different kinds of childhood traumas affect our physical health, well into adulthood, no matter how far removed we’ve tried to get ourselves from them. The good news is that the brain is so malleable that healing, and therefore better health, is possible. He goes onto explain how psychotherapy aids in the body’s healing process, from allowing the brain to lay down new neuropathways even down to deep recovery in our body’s cells. It’s about time mental/emotional health get the respect it deserves! Emotional wounds can damage DNA and produce a huge web of destructive effects that shorten lifespans. Therapy can turn the process around.


YES! I’ve been falling off this path lately, but I want to recommit. Parents especially need to be reminded of this, what with all the demands of child rearing- too often our own care goes by the wayside. But if you want kids who will take good care of themselves, it’s absolutely crucial to model it!


In today’s society it seems as though there are more opportunities and ways to avoid being in the present, and being with our emotional selves. This list provides some examples of the ways people can “tune out” emotionally. We can be curious as to whether any of these apply to us and if so, wonder how they could be affecting our relationships.


Parents, caregivers, educators, those of you spending ample time with children- this is a fantastic book. “The Yes Brain” integrates research from neuroscience, clinical psychology, and social development to show us how to help kiddos thrive in life, even with all its challenges and adversity. It is a very accessible book that not only offers clear explanations about the science behind building a more integrated, healthy brain, but it also offers clear activities one can do at home to provide opportunities for positive growth. I highly recommend it!


For those of you that find yourself here- take a look at a brochure I recently made. It pretty much describes the scope of my practice, including my clinical specialties and services offered. 08/08/2019

How to Give Your Therapist Feedback

I can’t emphasize enough how crucial this is to therapy feeling beneficial, meaningful, and worthwhile. Too often patients leave therapy before they’ve reaped the benefits, rather than talking to their therapist about how they feel about the therapy or the therapist themself. It might feel daunting to do, but how your therapist responds will most certainly help you assess whether you should continue treatment or not! We often think of psychotherapists as “all-knowing,” which can make patients feel that complaining about the therapy or the therapist is not allowed.


Vacation is over, so I’m at it again! Studying, that is. Tomorrow I reconvene with my clients.

Today I’m working to deepen my academic understanding of the therapeutic use of “transference” and “objective countertransference.” I am reminded of the importance of self-analysis as a therapist, in not only becoming more well-attuned, but also in encouraging and allowing for my patients to get in touch with all of their feelings as well... All in the service of “progressive emotional communication,“ as well as personal growth and change. Love this stuff! 05/15/2019

Not Talking About Mental Health Is Literally Killing Men

This article provides staggering statistics about untreated mental health issues in men, and the often devastating results. I’m hopeful that there is a new trend that is slowly emerging in which men are more respected for their humanity- they have every right to attend to their inner, emotional and mental lives too. This is a societal issue that affects everyone, so I’m glad it’s slowly changing. May is Mental Health Awareness month. Here's why it's vital to men everywhere.


Today my caseload is low, so this means tackling a bunch of papers. I’m doing the Reading Program through the Center for Group Studies in NYC and learning so much!


It’s official! I am now a Certified Group Psychotherapist. The timing is perfect as I am about to start a second group in my practice next week. If you’re curious about group, feel free to reach out to me for more information about all the benefits of this therapeutic modality; I’d be more than happy to explain!


The Peaceful Parenting Whisperer

[02/25/19]   Heading to the American Group Psychotherapy Association conference in Los Angeles- called AGPA Connect. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges of Connection Through Group.” I’m looking forward to learning from, and connecting with, some of the finest group therapists in the country and from around the world! 02/13/2019

The Connection Between Verbal Abuse and Anxiety Everyone Ignores

Here is another short article- this one is about the long-term effects verbal abuse can have on a person, one of the main symptoms being anxiety. Another common symptom is depression. There is a strong link between anxiety and long-term mental abuse. Chronic stress and trauma lead to various mental disorders, one of which is anxiety. However, many people overlook the serious negative effects of mental abuse, but it is actually on the same level of harmfulness as physical abuse. P... 02/12/2019

Why Group Therapy Worked

This short piece right here makes a very strong case for group therapy as an ideal treatment modality in most cases. If you’re curious at all about why group is so powerful, read this!

And feel free to reach out to me for any more information about the groups that I run in my practice. Thanks! One-on-one treatment was fascinating. But I needed to change.


As parents, this is a great thing towards which to aim. I would add that when we don’t succeed (because it will happen), we forgive ourselves and apologize. It’s not about being perfect! When we apologize and own our mistakes, we are modeling very important behavior for healthy relationships. “Repair” work (ie apologizing) is huge in developing healthy attachment styles!


Dr. Cristina A Scatigno, Psyd, Boulder Anxiety Psychologist


Yep. 02/21/2017

How to Love Someone Who is Grieving Their Child

A beautiful, poetic guideline on how to "show up" when a loved one has experienced the loss of their child- so well-written. When someone you love has experienced the loss of a child, it’s hard on everyone. They are engulfed in a sea of unbearable pain and grief and sorrow while you may be struggling to stand beside them…


I love this quote. So true! Unexpressed emotions manifest themselves in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, migraines, and so many other physical symptoms... It's so important to attend to our emotional/internal worlds!


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A beautiful description of being human, and I think of what the therapeutic process is like. My aim is to help people overcome their resistances to experiencing all of their feelings. For in doing so, I believe we can live much richer, fuller lives!


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I'm so excited about my new office space, just in time for my new therapy group for men and women!


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Cristina Hidrobo, MA, CGP



3625 Manchaca Rd, Ste 303
Austin, TX

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
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