Valerie Christian, Ph.D.

Provider type: Clinical Psychologist

Access for disabilities: Yes

NPI Number: 1245533462

COCA: Yes

Serving: All Ages

About Valerie Christian, Ph.D.

Valerie Christian is a licensed Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Clinic: Division of Mental Health. Dr. Christian has experience in the treatment of childhood abuse and trauma. Having completed a pre-doctoral internship with San Diego Court Child Protective Services' Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, she is well versed at treating complex and difficult cases. Dr. Christian also has expertise in treating children, adolescents, teens, and adults who suffer from chronic illness. She was the Lead Psychologist on a research study conducted by Sharp Hospital and UCSF on the impact of familial support in the treatment of psychological issues associated with living with diabetes. In addition, Dr. Christian works with individuals suffering with obesity. She helps these patients cope and adjust to the psychological, behavioral, and cognitive changes that occur as they prepare for bariatric surgery, during recovery, and in the months following surgery. Dr. Christian utilizes a variety of treatment modalities tailored to her patients' individual needs. She creates a safe and supportive atmosphere allowing her patients to learn, grow, and heal.

Specialties

  • Bariatric
  • Play Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Insurance

    • Aetna
    • Beech Street
    • Blue Cross
    • Blue Shield PPO
    • Cigna
    • First Health-Conventry
    • HMC Healthworks
    • Humana
    • Kaiser
    • Magellan
    • Magellan EAP
    • Managed Health Network
    • Medicare
    • PHCS/Multiplan
    • TriCare
    • United Healthcare (UBH)