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Dr. Christina Contrastano, PsyD

Dr. Christina Contrastano joined Dr. Drapkin at the CBT Center of Central NJ in 2020. Dr. Contrastano is a licensed clinical psychologist, trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including the novel radically-open dialectical behavior therapy (RO-DBT) approach, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

Dr. Contrastano works with patients across the lifespan, including couples and families. She is passionate about working with kids, adolescents and young adults, particularly those struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. perfectionism, substance abuse, and identity issues. Young people today face unique challenges and Dr. Contrastano has the knowledge and experience to empower teens and young adults with well-researched skills to create the life they want.

She is also motivated to support parents by teaching them ways to communicate more effectively and to increase positive connection with their children, while also setting limits, as well as helping them create a meaningful life for themselves and their families. She and Dr. Drapkin regularly host a Mindful Parenting Workshop (follow us here for more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cbt-center-of-central-nj-33112970537).

Dr. Contrastano has expertise in working with children and adults who have experienced trauma, specifically sexual trauma. She is certified in trauma-focused CBT and receives ongoing training and consultation in the cutting-edge treatment intervention DBT-PTSD, as well as ACT interventions for trauma. 

Dr. Contrastano works collaboratively with you to figure out the best treatment approach for what you need. She looks forward to meeting you and working together on what matters to you!

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