Dr. Christina M. Charlotin

 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

Dr. Christina M. Charlotin
 

Dr. Christina M. Charlotin

Some mental health providers may disagree, but, I do believe we have the power to create our emotional experiences. Watch, I'll show you! I couple evidenced-based treatments, wellness perspectives, Eastern theories, a conscious awareness approach - geared towards creating intrinsic & extrinsic progress. Your progress may include improved relationships, increased motivation, stronger sense of self-value, greater career & academic success, a reduction of painful & distress inducing emotions or unwanted behaviors.

Together, we’ll work towards understanding both the nature of your unwanted emotions & the recurrence of your unfavorable experiences. We’ll discuss what you’d gain, what you’d keep, & what you’d choose to no longer experience. With that information, we'll create your version of happiness.

 

 

 

Dr. Christina M. Charlotin

 

Full Disclosure: I'm very assertive in my therapeutic process. I hold my clients accountable and point out patterns that create and maintain unwanted habits, thoughts, emotions, behaviors or outcomes. I have a very goal oriented approach, I place a higher value on creating measurable progress as opposed to spending a large portion of our work developing deep insight around the past.

 

Services are only being provided online or over the phone at this time. If you prefer to connect online, you will receive a user name and password, which you would use to log onto your online therapy platform. There, you'll be able to access my schedule, add yourself in for your sessions, reschedule, or cancel your appointments.

I do not provide text therapy. I believe that it's too risky given how easily information could be misinterpreted through text. 

At this moment I am not providing face-to-face therapy or in vivo exposure therapy. Hopefully soon, once this Covid period has finally ended, I will be able to provide in-person services once again. Until then, all my therapy services will be provided online or over the phone.

 

I'm a big fan of online therapy. I wrote my dissertation on Telehealth back in the mid 2010s when it was still considered to be fairly controversial. Online therapy tremendously improves access to care. Research has demonstrated that online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face when done in the proper setting (e.g. sitting at a desk or sofa and being on a desktop or laptop, rather than having a video phone session while parked in your car).

 

 

Exposure therapy may be the most effective treatment options for certain types of anxiety related challenges such as OCD, social phobia and specific 

phobias. Exposure therapy is often provided outside of a traditional office, allowing clients an opportunity to face and overcome anxiety inducing challenges by facing them directly. An example of an exposure session might include me taking a flight with a client who suffers from a phobia of flying. I do miss in-person exposure therapy. I will begin providing in-vivo exposure therapy once this Covid era has finally come to an end. 

 

Services

 

Specialties

I specialize in working with adults, ages 18-45, who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship challenges, heartbreak, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination behaviors & LGBTQ/Race related challenges or trauma.

I provide face-to-face therapy, online therapy, & in-vivo exposure therapy.

 
Fees

Free initial 30-min phone consultation. Session fee is $185 per one-hour session for video, or, $165 for phone sessions. At the moment I'm not contracted with any health insurance companies. If you'd like to use your insurance to cover our services, I can provide you with a receipt following our sessions which you could submit to your insurance company. Your insurance company would then reimburse you based on your out-of-network coverage. .

 

 

Interested in learning more about my services?  

Please contact me if you have questions, or if you'd like to set up a free phone consultation or schedule a session: 

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Offering services all over California
Christina.Charlotin@DrcPsychologist.com
 
 
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