Clinical Social Worker/Therapist -
Patricia (Christina) Kantzavelos (She/Her) is a San Diego-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), life coach, and writer. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in a range of settings, including both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services, acute inpatient hospital services (telemetry, medical/surgical, labor and delivery, ER, and ICU), insurance case management, assertive community treatment (ACT), home health, hospice, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), disaster mental health, and private therapy and coaching. She likes to meet her clients where they are. She is warm, interactive, and treats everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and does not promote the use of stigmatizing labels.
She specializes in chronic health conditions and trauma. She understands that chronic medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, dysautonomia, EDS, Lyme disease, Hashimoto’s, mast cell activation syndrome, vasculitis, sickle cell disease, mold illness, etc.) often come with significant challenges, like fear, anxiety, medical PTDS, and may interfere with relationships and daily function. She utilizes various evidence-based treatment modalities and practice-based evidence, contingent on each person’s needs and goals, with an added focus on mindfulness techniques, positive psychology, and strengths-based therapy. In addition, she provides life coaching, case management, and elder and disability care planning and support. She received both her BA and MSW from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and her MLIS from San Jose State University (SJSU).
Skills and Expertise
Chronic Pain or Illness
Chronic Illness or Disability