DR. CRISTY LOPEZ


Do you struggle with anxiety, stress, confidence, or getting a good night’s rest?

Do you have a strong desire to get to that next level of peak performance?

Are your relationships not as strong as you wish them to be?

I help executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders, and other high achievers permanently reduce anxiety and stress while raising confidence so that you can consistently hit higher levels of peak performance.


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For the past 20+ years as a psychologist and coach, I have guided thousands of people just like you through my proven, focused, and unique action-oriented programs that use the latest neuroscience to target the skills, strategies, and practices you need to break through barriers and limitations, eliminate unhealthy ineffective patterns, and finally develop the more successful and healthy life you deserve.

So, if you are looking for traditional approaches where you sit on the couch passively chit chatting, going over and over the same woes, or just taking medication, this is not for you.

In our work together, you will go through a very active process to transform your health, business, relationships, and life. You will achieve more focus, clarity, and vision for the type of life you truly want to live! You will walk out with specific action plans after every session that help you get more of the success that you deserve.


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Guest & Cited Expert:

Here is just a small sampling of some of the Media in which I am a Guest or Cited Expert:

  • Dr. Phil Show: Appearances as well as serve as a treating psychologist for guests of the show
  • Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers: Served as a treating psychologist for guests of the show
  • Downsized: Featured as the marital therapist for the Parents followed on this reality television series
  • Forbes Magazine
  • TheListTV.com
  • Growth to Freedom with Dan Kuschell: Regular Expert Guest
  • Smashing The Plateau: Expert Guest
  • LevelUpTribes: Expert Guest
  • The Mothers Radio Show: Expert Guest
  • Life Matters: Expert Guest
  • Keeping Relationships Hot & Spicy: Expert Guest
  • Sovereign Health: Expert Guest
  • LULAC Women’s Conference: Expert Guest
  • Woman to Woman: Going Beyond Conference: Expert Guest
  • Hispanic Mother Daughter Program: Expert Guest
  • Latina Magazine
  • Vivala.com
  • HipLatina.com
  • MamasLatinas.com
  • PAX: i on your city
  • KPHO: Channel 5 News
  • KPHE: Los Expertos
  • Arizona Republic
  • Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Kansas City Hispanic News
  • Pearson Introduction to Psychology On-line Course: Video vignette introduction to each chapter

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Awards and Grants

Have you ever been told by somebody that going for a goal is impossible? Well around here, we don’t even believe that “impossible” is a real word. In fact, I am highlighting a couple of awards and grants I won because when I first approached one of my academic advisors about applying for my first source of funding as a graduate student, I was told that pursuing such a competitive honor was impossible. As discouraging as this was, since I had already achieved several goals up to that point that I was told by one person or another was impossible, I persisted. Since winning the first prestigious funding source I have continued to be told that a goal of mine is impossible. I also have continued to achieve my goals, I am here to help you do the same:

  • Post-Doctoral National Research Science Award from the National Institute of Health to support research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields.

  • Dissertation Research Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, the largest funder of research on mental disorders in the world.

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Academic Credentials

I have been honored to be accepted into top training institutions in Psychological Science that provide both the scientific and practitioner skills to allow me to help those I serve based on what the latest research and science on human behavior and the brain has found.

By the way, gaining admittance into these top programs as well as others I declined, such as a medical program straight out of high school, were also instances in which I was told that the competition for a spot made these goals almost impossible. Again, so much for the impossible.



University of California at Berkeley
BA Psychology



University of Missouri at Columbia
Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology
Additional training for working with Children and Families



University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Internship



Arizona State University
Prevention Intervention Research Center
Post-doctoral Fellowship


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Publications and Other Scholarship

  Cognitive therapy and the self

  Peer Victimization and Rejection: Investigation of an Integrative Model of Effects on Emotional, Behavioral...

For a complete list of my dozen+ publications and other scholarship contact me at drlopez@cristylopezphd.com.


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Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
    The leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. With a mission to promote advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

  • Arizona Psychological Association
    Preserve the integrity of the psychology profession, promote health, and advocate in the public interest.

  • Arizona Psychological Foundation
    Promotes psychological science and practice, which facilitates well-being and overall mental health literacy for individuals, families, and communities.


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If you are kind of a science nerd like me, you may appreciate the following:

Continuing Education & Training

I am a voracious consumer of continuing education programs and research about the latest understanding of human behavior, neuroscience, and how to prevent or stop unhealthy negative behaviors and develop and promote healthy positive behaviors.

I love this stuff and find it super fascinating! Even as a young child in elementary school my science fair projects were psychology related and gained me first place ribbons.

That means you don’t have to spend all your time trying to figure out what the latest psychological science finds are because I am already doing it!

As a psychologist I have been fortunate enough to work with thousands of people, but have also worked for a couple of years for a top financial firm as a licensed financial advisor. Afterall, there is a lot of emotion and behavior tied to money. I also served for several years as an active member on the school board for one of the largest school districts in the nation serving over 25,000 students with nearly 3,000 employees.


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