Christina Amico, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Children, Adolescents, and Families
Christina is a doctoral student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western University. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and previously worked as an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). Christina’s research centres around knowledge mobilization and program evaluation in the areas of school mental health, family systems, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Christina provides virtual and in-person services under the supervision of Dr. Julia van der Werf. She conducts assessments for individuals with diverse socioemotional and neurological profiles (i.e. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning/Intellectual Disabilities). Christina also provides therapy for children and adolescents with mental health concerns including anxiety and depression, and those struggling with emotion regulation, executive functioning, behavioural issues and low self-esteem. Using techniques from various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Christina uses evidence-based treatments to achieve specific therapeutic goals.
Christina is passionate about providing a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space, practicing from an intersectional and anti-oppressive lens. Her supportive and collaborative approach empowers clients to learn skills that will enable them to create meaningful and positive life changes.