Christina McDermott, LCSW

Christina McDermottChristina McDermott, LCSW

Hazlet Office / Telehealth

Christina McDermott completed her undergraduate education and attained a Master’s degree from Monmouth University in Social Work with a focus on clinical practice with individuals, families, and children. Christina completed her post-graduate training in higher level of care settings such as IOP/PHP programs and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Her experiences include facilitating individual, group, couple, and family therapy.

Christina has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families using various theoretical approaches and techniques. Christina draws from diverse theoretical orientations in her clinical work and is experienced working with a broad range or presenting problems, including counseling and mental health assessments for individuals and their families, counseling and substance abuse assessments for individuals and their families, counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, counseling for adults and children affected by trauma, as well as individuals going through challenging life phase changes and/or relationship issues.

Christina completed her training in 2020 for integrated Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for treating co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

 

Areas Treated:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders (mental health & substance abuse)
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Spirituality and wellness
  • Family/Relationship conflicts
  • Self-harm

 

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Christina uses various mindfulness and body-awareness techniques to increase life satisfaction measures and decrease any symptoms of anxiety and depression. She integrates principles of cognitive behavior therapy with various mindfulness techniques to bridge mind and body awareness.

 

Training and Certifications

Integrated Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – 2020