Dr. Christina G. Watlington received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and her bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College. Her interest in trauma was sparked while working as a research assistant at the Center for The Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA prior to attending graduate school.
“I am on a mission to provide information, inspiration and tools so that you can live a meaningful life in service of your chosen values.” — Christina Watlington PhD, INC
Dr. Watlington has over a decade of experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and related disorders. As an early career psychologist, she was the coordinator for the Returning Veterans Outreach, Education & Care Progam at the VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS). Following her six year tenure at the VAMHCS, she worked for a large Behavioral Health Company, Pathways Human Services, in a variety of leadership roles: Delaware Clinical State Director, Director of Continuing Education and National Clinical Director.
In her clinical practice, she delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adults and adolescents with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment concerns, such as anxiety, stress, and depression. A certified coach, Dr. Watlington also provides individual and group coaching services for clients facing personal and professional challenges. Dr. Watlington’s Mindful Moments blog covers a variety of topics and provides helpful tips for those ready to live a life worth celebrating. She also is developing a non-for-profit organization, Rise & Shine, whose mission is to empower and encourage women to live their best life through workshops, conferences and positive online inspiration.
A passionate and humorous presenter, Dr. Watlington also enjoys presenting on a variety of topics such as Living a Valued Life, Understanding our Children Through a Trauma-Informed Lens & Managing Stress.