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Dr. Christina Contrastano, PsyD

Dr. Christina Contrastano joined Dr. Michelle 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), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and radically-open dialectical behavior therapy (RO-DBT). 

Dr. Contrastano specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, particularly those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, 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 passionate about supporting parents who are helping their children navigate this challenging time of life. She does this by teaching parents ways to communicate more effectively and to increase positive connection with their children, while also setting limits and helping them create a meaningful life for themselves and their families. 

Dr. Contrastano has expertise in working with people 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 plan for your needs. She looks forward to meeting you and working together on what matters to you!

For treatment inquiries, please contact by phone at 732.455.9662 or send an email to

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