Dr. Christina Dawn

(Ph.D.)
Therapist Dr. Christina Dawn Photo

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY-203419 (Expires: 2022-05-10)

Psychologist #PSY32287 (Expires: 2022-12-14)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Sep 24, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Dawn is amazing. She is compassionate and perceptive, but she is also funny and makes therapy easy because she approaches it with such humanity. I am so grateful that I found her.

Written by L.O. on Sep 22, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Dawn is amazing and really helpful. She keeps me accountable without being rude about it.

Written by W.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Timely, experienced and knowledgeable.

Written by K.I. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr.Dawn was very helpful. She was especially good at listening to my concerns. She was very understanding and supportive.

Written by S.H. on Aug 20, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Dawn has helped me get through a very tough time and learn a lot more about myself. She has undoubted expertise, finds ways to connect the dots between very complicated aspects of my life, and creates a comfortable environment for me to be open about myself. I would highly recommend Dr. Dawn.

Written by E.M. on Aug 03, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Dawn has helped me break down many walls…some I didn’t even know were there. It has been an extraordinary experience and an ongoing one in which almost daily I feel heard and I feel that I am working towards bettering values for myself and what I deserve. Dr. Dawn tells it like it is and has really helped me understand and reflect upon past and recent painful experiences. She has completely shifted my views and experiences of therapy; I am constantly learning and wondering and reflecting and it’s made a significant positive impact on my life.

Written by T.I. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Dawn exemplifies all that I'd right in the

Written by A.L. on Jul 09, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr.Dawn is great! She’s super easy to talk to in a way where it feels like I’m talking to a close friend rather than a therapist (which is fantastic). She checks in with me consistently and sends over some pretty good “home work”. I think she’s a good match for me!

Written by A.N. on Jul 04, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She listens well, and offers advice, and always checks on me, even when I don't have time to check in. She is very easy to talk to and share my thoughts.

Written by B.R. on Jul 02, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Dawn has helped me breakthrough decades of fear and shame. I’ve worked with several different counselors and none have come close to her expert analysis, understanding and advice. Her skill set is well and above “next level”. I want to thank her for being the best.

Written by C.A. on Jun 27, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Love working with Dr.Dawn!

Written by R.O. on Jun 27, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and eating disorders

Dr. Dawn is great. She’s insightful and definitely calls me out when I need to hear it, but it’s always thoughtful, and supported with helpful information I can utilize. I really appreciate her sense of humor and how seamlessly she blends it with her work.

Written by L.E. on Jun 19, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Dawn has been amazing -- supportive, kind, professional, and her clinical experience shows through the material she has shared with me about ADHD. I also feel like I don't have to be defensive and though I can talk a mile a minute, she listens patiently and without judgment. I look forward to continuing my therapy with her and am very happily surprised that online therapy sessions have been so pleasant and also motivating to continue my progress and determination to get a handle on my symptoms. Thank you very much, Dr. Dawn! :)

Written by C.O. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Dawn has really helpedme move forward, and has been a really helpful listener

Written by A.U. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Dawn is the first counselor I've had who listens to me and let's me express myself without interruption. She let's me talk and say what's on my mind. Very much appreciated.

Written by H.A. on May 05, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I really like Dr. Dawn. She has always been thoughtful and respectful, and she understands my needs. I have some complicated issues and Dr. Dawn has always listened and helped me though my thoughts.

Written by J.E. on Apr 24, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciated Dr. Dawn's caring and down-to-earth personality which made it easy for me to talk to her. She listened with an open, non-judgemental ear and then asked questions that helped me look at issues from a different perspectives. She responded to my messages quickly, usually quicker than I expected. The intelligence, humor and compassion she showed felt very comforting and supportive. I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member in need.

Written by B.R. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Dr. Dawn responds quickly and with very helpful, thought provoking responses. In a short amount of time she helped me get a better grasp on what causes my anxiety and ways to look at it differently. I’m looking forward to more sessions to learn more.

Written by N.I. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr.Dawn and I have been working together for two weeks now and I love her. She helps me understand why I feel a certain way and helps me navigate what to do or how to handle something in the future with an open mind. I appreciate her more than she knows!

Written by S.O. on Mar 31, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is amazing! Super professional but also so friendly. She cares about you and has amazing ways to help you with your struggles. :)

Written by C.H. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Dawn is a solid professional who brings empathy, humor, and expertise to the table in a collaborative setting geared toward wellness

Written by S.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Working with Dr. Dawn has been wonderful. She asks great questions and challenges me to keep working towards my goals while also cheering on my progress every set of the way. She is easy to talk to, flexible, and responsive and I’ve been happy with the work we have accomplished together.

Written by J.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She's amazing!

Written by C.O. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is there for your lows and highs. Supporting you through it all!

Written by M.E. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for being so funny and amazing

Written by J.O. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She’s a great listener and gives me insight to get me thinking outside the box. After my session with her I felt much better and am looking forward to working on my mental health with her.