Christina McDermott, LCSW

Christina McDermott, LCSWChristina McDermott, LCSW

Village Court, Hazlet Office / Telehealth

Educational Background:

Christina McDermott completed both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Social Work at Monmouth University, focusing on clinical practice with individuals, families, and children. She further honed her skills through post-graduate training in higher level of care settings, including Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), and an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Clinical Experience:

Christina has a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families across various settings. Her approach is grounded in a variety of theoretical orientations, and she is adept at handling a wide range of issues including mental health and substance abuse assessments, counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, and support for those affected by trauma or undergoing significant life transitions.

Therapeutic Approach:

Christina employs an integrated approach combining Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which she was specifically trained in for treating co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in 2020. She also utilizes mindfulness and body-awareness techniques to enhance life satisfaction and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, creating a holistic connection between mind and body for her clients.

Specialized Training and Certifications:

  • Integrated Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – 2020
  • EMDR Basic Training (Weekend One and Two) – Completed in 2022

Areas of Specialty:

Christina specializes in treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • LGBTQIA+ Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Spirituality and Wellness
  • Family/Relationship Conflicts
  • Family members of individuals with personality disorders

Professional Philosophy:

Christina is passionate about the transformative power of therapy, which she views as a profound journey into truth and vulnerability. She aims to help clients build a loving relationship with themselves and improve their interpersonal connections, thereby embodying their truest selves.

Personal Insights:

Christina describes herself as friendly, honest, and empathetic. She enjoys using an individualized and holistic approach to therapy, integrating various therapeutic models to meet the unique needs of each client.

Favorite Activities for Mindfulness and Self-Care:

In her free time, Christina enjoys hiking with her dog, practicing yoga and meditation, watching the sunrise on the beach, and spending time snuggling with her pets.

Favorite Quote:

“Grow through what you go through.” – Unknown


Christina provides therapy for individuals aged 14 and up, specializing in anxiety, relationship/family issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, and trauma.