Christina Contrastano, Psy.D.

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Dr. Christina Contrastano received her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania in 2017.  Dr. Contrastano completed her predoctorate training at Princeton House Behavioral Health, where she conducted Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) individual and group services, as well as DBT for substance use disorders (DBT-SUD), with adolescents and young adults. She completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship, as well as her postdoctoral fellowship, at Rowan University Counseling and Psychological Services. During her time there, she participated on the adherent DBT team and the Alcohol and Other Drugs team, including acting as the clinical coordinator for the Recovery Program. At Rowan, Dr. Contrastano was also the clinical liaison for the Office of Equity and Diversity and developed resources for young adults affected by sexual and dating violence. She sat on the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee and provided outreach to college students and their parents regarding sexual health and relationships. She also co-led therapy groups for individuals in the LGBTQIA community. Dr. Contrastano receives ongoing training and consultation on using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and DBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD), both empirically validated treatment approaches for trauma. Additionally, she is intensively trained in Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), an evidence-based treatment that targets disorders of excessive self control, such as chronic depression, anorexia nervosa, autism spectrum disorders, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Dr. Contrastano is also a board certified dance/movement therapist and infuses DBT skills with this specialized somatic training and mind-body techniques.