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.”
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 Program 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. Committed to empowering women, Dr. Watlington runs a not-for-profit organization, Rise & Shine Women’s Support Services, 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, Understanding Racial Trauma, Creating Trauma-Informed Schools and Managing Stress. She is currently working on two books- one related to dealing with racial trauma and the other related to ways women can manage stress.
Dr. Watlington is an active member of the Delaware Psychological Association, where she serves on the Diversity Committee. She’s also a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. In 2019, she was honored to be a recipient of the Bridgett Medal from her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College, for outstanding achievement in her profession.
Years in Practice: 9 Years
School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Year Graduated: 2004
License and State: B1-0000883 Delaware
Cost per Session: $80 – $170
Sliding Scale: Yes
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