Christina Zampitella

Christina M. Zampitella, Psy.D., FT

Online services: 
I do not offer online or teleconference services
Location: 
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

Profile

Services: 
Grief Therapist/Counselor
Specialties: 
Anticipatory Grief
Death
Divorce
Loss of Health
Loss of Job
Loss of Pet
Traumatic Loss
Professional summary: 

I have over 19 years of experience treating a variety of psychological difficulties in therapy, grief therapy for dealing with a death and other types of losses and transitions, performing psychological and learning disability/ADHD assessments, and helping people make positive changes in their interpersonal relationships. I have extensive training in individual and couple's therapy from an Integrative perspective.

Modalities: 
Couples
Group
Individuals
Orientations: 
Existential
Humanistic
Psycho-Spiritual
Psychodynamic
Religious orientation: 
I hold a transtheoretical viewpoint on religion, honoring all religious orientations as valid and essential to the human experience. I am spiritual and non-dogmatic
Cost per session, low end: 
$100
Cost per session, high end: 
$150
Accept credit cards: 
I accept credit cards for payment
Insurance carriers I accept: 
At this time, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, TriCare/Triwest, Magellan, Schaller Anderson, CorpHealth, CompCare, California Victims of Crime, Ceridian EAP, and any PPO Insurance plan that allows for out-of-network mental health providers are accepted.  To ensure coverage, I will be happy to find out your benefits for you.  As a courtesy to my patients, I am happy to bill your insurance company for reimbursement as you pay in full for your sessions if you have mental health benefits with any PPO insurance plan. 
Accept insurance: 
Approach: 
I work with each client using a blend of approaches and interventions that are most appropriate to the individual, situation, and the way he or she understands the world around him or her.  I evaluate my clients' understanding of themselves, relationships, physical health, and systems in which they live (i.e., work, etc.).  I also make sure to attend to my client's mind, body, and spirit throughout therapy.  It is my belief that if any of those facets of life are not healthy, then the person may not be functioning to his/her full potential.  
Background: 
I am an Adjunct Professor at National University and the California School of Professional Psychology teaching Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral level students.  My research and clinical interests include integrative psychology, death, loss, and grief, ADHD/LD assessment and treatment, and spirituality.  As a professional speaker, I present trainings and workshops internationally, and publish in professional journals, newsletters, newspapers, and am often interviewed on NBC and FOX news in San Diego, discussing issues regarding mental health, relationships, and human behavior. 
Professional license(s): 
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Education: 
I received my undergraduate degree in psychology witha  minor in biology from the University of Delaware, a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University in PA, and a second Master's degree and Doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. 
Years in practice: 
19