When You're Overwhelmed,
Focus On What's Important To You,
We'll Deal With the Rest
Have you recently been affected by a death, divorce, or other lifestyle change? At Sereno Relief Services, we have taken it upon ourselves to change the way people in the Santa Barbara area experience unexpected life events by giving them the choice and time necessary to prioritize their own healing. We do this by providing personal crisis management services that are tailored to the specific needs of the client and situation - often taking on the practical and burdensome details that inevitably accompany such an event.
Our unique concierge services are designed to encourage the client to rely on their strengths and support system, as well as to fill in where a natural support system does not exist. We are a responsive service - we meet you at a place convenient to you and strive to accommodate your schedule!
Disclaimer: Sereno Relief Services is in no way a crisis response or mental health service. If you find that you are in an emergency or crisis situation that requires the aid of emergency services, such as the police or hospital, please dial 911.
Bonded & Insured
"I first came to Christina because I was searching for a way to break some of the negative behavior patterns that I’d had for years and always seemed to pop up whenever I was dating or in a relationship.
I’ve tried traditional therapy in the past and it never seemed to give me the lasting results I was looking for. Desperate after my most recently breakup, I found Christina and learned about somatic coaching and it seemed like the perfect fit for me! Christina is incredible at listening and asking the right questions at the right time. I always felt safe, comfortable and welcome in our sessions. We would often do exercise that may have seemed silly to me at first but in the end ALWAYS helped me grow and get closer to my goal or as we called it, my ‘commitment.’
The best part of this whole experience is that within just 2 short months I not only felt a tremendous change in myself but those around me began commenting on the positive changes they saw as well. Now months later I feel so much more confident and secure in myself. I notice myself stoping to listen to the cues my body sends me. I speak up for myself and feel worthy of doing so. My relationship with myself and others is healthier than ever! Christina’s coaching changed my life and I am forever thankful for that."
"Christina walked into my crisis - ridden life and literally 'saved me from myself.' After months and months of paralyzing stress because of health concerns, relationship loss and then needing to move out of my home of the last 12 years because of a change in ownership - I literally didn’t know where to begin or what to do first. In her calm and gentle (yet focused) manner, Christina addressed all my concerns. She helped me to be realistic about my financial parameters, filled out endless piles of rental applications, visited various properties with me and each and every day reminded me to eat and to take deep breaths when she witnessed my breakdowns and despair. When I ultimately found my new home, she helped me pack and meet necessary deadlines and essentially organized each next step for me. She is punctual, accommodating, innovative, creative and a wonderful ally, especially when I wasn’t able to find solutions and all I could see were the obstacles in my path. Christina reassured me it would 'all work out' and indeed it has, but I could not have gotten through this difficult patch without her. Crisis confidant, friend, and woman with many talents and gifts, I would not hesitate to recommend her help in most any situation."
Santa Barbara Ca