Cristina Conte Lopez is a best selling author, Spanish radio host, entertaining storyteller, and licensed psychotherapist with a private practice for women in Coral Gables, Florida. She has a lifelong passion for personal growth and spiritual healing. Cristina uniquely weaves her Hispanic flare through storytelling & teaching, while incorporating the principles of transformational psychology. Her goal is to educate & inspire women of all ages to maximize their potential, and pursue the lives they desire.
Both of her advanced degrees come from Florida International University where she first earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications, with a minor in Spanish Language. She then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work – fulfilling her desire of combining her bilingual speaking skills with a career in psychology.
Although trained in areas such as Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Modification, her greatest education has come from being a wife and mother of 5 children. At the age of 42, Cristina widowed and was left to raise her 3 young children. She later moved to Miami, Florida where she married her new love, Valentin Lopez. Together they have 5 children (2 step kids; 2 biological; and 1 adopted), and one adorable Shih Tzu named Chewie Louie Lopez, who brings joy to their home.
Cristina sees herself as a Psycho-Educational Coach, and is a big advocate of creating balance within the Six Main Areas of a Woman’s Life:
● Food & Fitness
● Fun & Friends
● Future & Focus
Cristina has been featured on WMCU 89.7 FM Family Time
with Dr. Bob Barnes; She has hosted her own Spanish radio show for women called Shine On Sister/Brilla Mi Hermana on Almavision 87.7 FM; and has been a Foster Parent & Adoptive Parent with 4KIDS of South Florida.
Cristina is currently a speaker & writer, an Optavia wellness coach, a psychotherapist in private practice, and a homeschool Mom to her 10 year old daughter, Belen. She is training to be a Classical Conversations Foundation’s Tutor. To work with Cristina, she can be reached at cclopez.com.