Christina Hassija, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Hassija received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming, an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program. Dr. Hassija’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral and she has obtained extensive training in evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, particularly mood and anxiety disorders.
During her graduate training, she received specialized training in the theory and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. As part of this training, she provided evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments, such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is very well skilled in their associated techniques, such as coping skills acquisition, relapse prevention, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and mindfulness.
Dr. Hassija completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral clinical internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, which provided her with specialized training with diverse Veteran populations with PTSD and comorbid conditions, such as substance use disorders, in residential and outpatient settings. Dr. Hassija received postdoctoral training at the National Center for PTSD - VA Palo Alto Health Care System and obtained specialized experience working with Veteran PTSD populations in outpatient mental health settings and via telemedicine. Dr. Hassija specializes in the treatment of the following disorders: PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. She provides treatment for adolescents and adults in an individual, couples, and group settings.