Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Tri-Valley Psychotherapy in Pleasanton, PhD, MS, MA, LP, Psychologist in Pleasanton
Are you feeling tired and stressed to the point it's affecting your personal or professional life? I use proven techniques in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you challenge unproductive thoughts, manage your emotions, and change unhealthy habits. With over 18 years experience and a Dual PhD in Clinical Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology, I work with adults, teens, pre-teens, couples, and families. My therapeutic techniques are supported by scientific research and proven effective. I am skilled in individual, couples, and family therapy, and offer virtual or face-to-face sessions. Please call for a free consultation.
Although I have over 20 specialities, I am passionate about helping clients recover from past and present trauma, overcome anxiety, and manage anger. I have a special interest in trauma recovery and provide critical incident stress debriefings to organizations throughout the bay area.
My clinical experience is at the U.S. Naval Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine, Wells Fargo's Corporate Employee Assistance, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Alameda County Police Department, Scripps Healthcare's Partial Hospitalization Program, and Pomerado Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry.
Call or Email Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Tri-Valley Psychotherapy in Pleasanton for a free phone consultation now - (925) 521-8785


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: PSY20050 California


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: 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.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of California, Berkeley / Post-doctoral Education
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Tri-Valley Psychotherapy in Pleasanton'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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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • 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 Abuse
  • 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


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017
Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Tri-Valley Psychotherapy in Pleasanton, PhD, MS, MA, LP, Psychologist in Pleasanton

Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Tri-Valley Psychotherapy in Pleasanton

Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP