My name is Christina Watson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters of Social Work. Since that time, I have been given the opportunity to work in the mental health field in a variety of settings. My passion lies in helping individuals such as yourself meet their goals and work towards becoming their best selves. Most of my clinical work has been with adults but I have worked with families, teens and children.
My therapeutic approach is fairly simple, I believe you are the expert in your life and I am here as a partner and sounding board to help you make real positive changes in your life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW018770
Tina is a great listener and kind human being who provided me with many resources that addressed the concerns I brought forward in our sessions. Definitely recommend her services!
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Christina has been extremely patient with me going through the changes I’ve been going through. She always connects with me checks on me and all offer to schedule a session whenever I’ll fit into my schedule
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
she is amazing. i love talking to her because she actually listens to me and we have some things in common that we can relate to. she is great ❤️❤️
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Christina is wonderful. Amazing listener, empathetic, obviously has a ton of experience - she really knows her stuff. I've found our sessions very helpful. I would recommend Christina whole heartedly to anyone looking for a good therapist!
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and adhd
My therapist is very helpful and understanding.
Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Christina is very clearly dedicated. She is wonderful at listening, understanding and making you feel comfortable :) I would highly recommend her !!
Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd