Christina McManamon, LAC

​Christina McManamon, LACChristina McManamon, LAC

Tinton Falls/Telehealth

Educational Background:

Christina McManamon graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and obtained a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from New York University. Her training included a focus on Mindfulness, Rogerian human-centered approaches, and psychodynamic theories.

Clinical Experience:

Christina has worked in various settings including outpatient care centers, intensive in-home counseling, hospitals, community agencies, public schools, a private university setting, and private practices. Her experience is extensive with a specialization in childhood-based trauma, focusing on family dynamics, and the relationship of individuals to themselves and others.

Therapeutic Approach:

Christina employs a client-centered but direct approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, and solution-centered therapies. She is particularly skilled in using mindfulness and meditation techniques to aid clients in achieving therapeutic goals, creating personalized treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs.

Specialized Training and Certifications:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Completed in December 2022
  • Currently expanding her training in Play & Drama Therapy to better serve children with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related experiences.

Areas of Specialty:

Christina specializes in treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Relationships
  • Women’s Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural & Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Couples

Professional Philosophy:

Christina is passionate about helping people understand and achieve their highest sense of self and improve their interpersonal relationships. She enjoys the process of helping clients identify and resolve complex emotional issues that impact their self-perception and interactions with the world.

Personal Insights:

Christina describes herself as attentive, empathetic, and professional, with a slight sense of humor. She is committed to providing a safe, nurturing space for therapy, filled with challenges and accountability to foster growth and resilience.

Favorite Activities for Mindfulness and Self-Care:

In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and engaging in outdoor activities. She also loves dancing, cooking, and other creative pursuits.

Favorite Quote:

“It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Mandarin


Christina provides therapy for individuals aged 16 and up, specializing in trauma, CBT/mindfulness, and positive psychology.