Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist

Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP

Verified by Psychology Today
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Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist

Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

4713 First Street
Suite 242
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 521-8785
Offers online therapy

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About

With over 25 years of experience and a Dual Ph.D. in clinical and industrial-organizational psychology, I offer mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy to adults, couples, adolescents, children, and families. I combine skills training in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness to help clients with moodiness, irritability or anger, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, racing or worried thoughts, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, relationship conflict, weight gain, or loss, substance abuse, self-injury, or other self-destructive behaviors.
I am a certified dialectical behavior therapist (DBT), which is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance use, self-injury, & eating disorders. I am also a specialist in trauma recovery and offer psychological testing to diagnose personality disorders, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, and PTSD.
With a well-known blog, I offer self-help advice to over 13,000. My clinical experience is at the U.S. Naval Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine, California Department of Mental Health, Scripps Healthcare's Partial Hospitalization Program, Wells Fargo's Corporate Employee Assistance, and Pomerado Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry.
Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist
“Unlike other therapy that focuses on the past, I help my clients focus on the present and make changes for the future. ”

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • PPO Out-of-Network
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • License: California / PSY20050
Experienced in Integrative Medicine, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Counseling. Skilled in Executive & Life Coaching.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of California, Berkeley / Post-Doctoral Education
  • Certificate Date: 2004
  • Certificate: American Psychological Association / Member
  • Certificate Date: 1996

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Psychologist, PsyD

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Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist's Groups

Practicing the Power of Now

If you are passionate about putting the principles from the "Power of Now" into practice, this support group is perfect for you. Based on the best selling book by Eckhart Tolle, this weekly support group will help participants put Eckhart's life changing principles into practice in their daily lives. Practicing the power of now takes work and having a supportive group of like minded individuals to help you through the process is critical.

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Mindful Eating

Based on my popular seminars on Mindful Eating attended by hundreds, this intensive 6 week workshop will discuss how to apply the techniques of mindfulness to eating; how to differentiate biological urges for food vs. emotional urges; and how to consistently eat small portions and maintain your ideal weight or set point.

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Mindfulness in Everyday Life teaches us that meditation isn't about sitting with our eyes closed. It's about using our everyday stressful, annoying, anxiety provoking, or mundane experiences as an opportunity to connect with our mind and body, and to find inner peace. This weekly support group inspires participants to put into practice the life changing principles of renowned Zen master and best selling author, Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Location

4713 First Street
Suite 242
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 521-8785
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Highly Sensitive Person Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2022
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Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist

Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP