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Dr. Christina Wafer, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Sleeping disorders Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I have worked with toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, military, and geriatric populations in individual therapy, personality testing, and neurocognitive assessments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. I am also interested in working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, mild/moderate cognitive impairment, autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and their caregivers.

My counseling style is authentic, integrative, holistic, supportive, genuine, kind, compassionate, perceptive, and curious. My approach combines humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am focused on the here and now and I want to know what is important to you and how we can move you towards your mental wellness goals. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am an expert in psychotherapy, you are an expert in yourself, and I believe you already have many of the answers inside of you. Your treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to fit your specific needs. I have been passionate about mental health for many years and my purpose is to support you in creating your ideal life.

I am so excited that you are choosing to make a positive choice in your life today and I am here to support and empower you through the entire journey.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Sleeping disorders Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

CA Psychologist PSY32287

HI Psychologist PSY-1964

ID Psychologist PSY-203419

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Christina Wafer. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’ve only worked with Dr. Wafer for a short time, but she has already been so helpful. She’s kind, gentle, and still straightforward. She challenges me to think about my situation from a different perspective, and also be able to express what I am feeling in the moment. I’m so grateful for everything she has helped me with!

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

So far Dr. Wafer is a very caring human being, and she listens to what I have to say without judging. Her views are rather philosophical and that's a good thing. The best part is that she offers homework. I hope to stay with her for as long as I can.

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Dawn has been amazing in my experience. She is very patient with me and my schedule for doing things. She gets to the point quickly and so respectfully! I’ve never felt pressured to explain myself further with her and she has supported my wishes and encouraged me to reach a new understanding of myself. Her suggestions are super helpful and relevant to whatever the problem is. I have a lot of respect for how dedicated and helpful she has been.

Written on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Dawn has been really helpful in addressing my anxiety and struggles with divorce, marriage, infertility, and more.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been with Dr Dawn for a month now and she’s been great so far! She is timely, caring, listens to what I have to say with patience and understanding, asks me some pretty tough questions, is insightful and makes me think about things I never considered about. I really appreciate her and look forward to more sessions with her. I feel very lucky to have Dr Dawn helping me.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

After a long search to find a therapist I connected with, I was on my last legs. Finding Dr.Dawn was such a relief! She makes you feel like she is a friend-but one who is impartial, listens, and is an expert.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes