Christine Triano, LCSW
California State University, Los Angeles
Christine is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. Her strengths-based approach ensures that treatment addresses not just what's going wrong, but identifies and nurtures what is going right. In her private practice, Christine integrates complementary methodologies to offer an approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual client.
She holds an MSW from California State University, Los Angeles and a BA in Political Science from Tufts University. Highlights of her professional experience include working with Eastlake Youth Services, Verdugo Hills Hospital, Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, Jewish Family Services, and Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center, where she spent five years as an adolescent psychiatric social worker. Currently, Christine runs the mental health counseling program at AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, where she sees students on a part-time basis.
Among the many interests and modalities that she brings to her work, Christine has had advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Meditation, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Anxiety & Depression. For the past several years, she has participated in Tina Payne Bryson’s professional study group on Interpersonal Neurobiology, a field that deeply informs her work and belief in the healing power of relationship and connection.
A proud native New Yorker, Christine enjoyed many years as a writer, media consultant, and documentary film and television producer before earning her MSW. She continues to pursue her passion for storytelling though documentary projects highlighting the importance of connection and community.
As writer and co-producer of Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home, she received the VOICE Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for educating the public about the experiences of people in recovery from mental illness. She is a board member of the Institute for Independent Media, publisher of the award-winning website, AlterNet, and in her free time loves to cook, read, and do yoga. Christine lives in northeast Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and three demanding cats. She is licensed as a clinical social worker by the states of California and New York.
CA License # 29314
NY License # 084048-1