Dr. Christine Warren earned her PsyD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in family systems from Azusa Pacific University in 2019. Her research, based in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on the short- and long-term effects of physical punishment as a means of disciplining children. This led to the creation of a training to educate caregivers on effective ways of shaping behaviors using developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive disciplinary methods. Dr. Warren completed her APA-accredited internship at Dallas VA Medical Center. There she developed a strong foundation in treating diverse presentations across the life span. She also discovered her passion for working with older adults and individuals with concerns related to life transitions, death, and dying. During her postdoctoral fellowship at VA Long Beach Health Care System, Dr. Warren received specialized training in gender-specific needs and trauma-focused treatments within the Women’s Mental Health Center.
Dr. Warren is committed to delivering high quality, evidence-based treatment. She is extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), prolonged exposure (PE), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is also certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Her clinical interests include treating post-traumatic stress, depression, grief, anxiety, and relational issues. She also enjoys consulting with parents of emotionally dysregulated adolescents and facilitates parent skills trainings in a group setting. Dr. Warren collaborates with clients to understand their experiences within the context of their unique biological, cultural, and societal systems. She is passionate about helping individuals live empowered, authentic, meaningful lives aligned with their values. Dr. Warren is available to see individuals, parents, and families virtually or in the Torrance or Newport Beach offices.