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Christopher Montano

Christopher is a bilingual clinician who strives to help clients in both English and Spanish. Since a very young age, he has wanted to help people. He initially wanted to help people improve their physical health by becoming a doctor, but as he studied more and experienced his own mental health journey, he realized his calling was to help people improve their mental health. While completing his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at UCLA, he joined a club to help fight against mental health stigma and volunteered as a mental health coach. Christopher later completed his Master’s in Social Work at Columbia School of Social Work where he completed a year-long Dialectical Behavior Therapy training program in which he learned about DBT under professor André Ivanoff and internship supervisor Jeanette Lorandini.

Outside of Suffolk DBT, Christopher teaches English as a second language to low-income immigrants at a non-profit. He enjoys exploring the city with his friends and running at Central Park.