Christine Rundall, PhD

christineTop four Areas of Specialty

  • Relationships
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Abuse, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Coping with Chronic Pain and Medical Illness

Experience and Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 16465) and Registered Nurse
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (CSPP 1996)
  • BS in Nursing (CSULA 1986)
  • 20 years of experience providing individual, couples and family therapy
  • Trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), CBT and Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychology Fellowship (Harbor-UCLA 2008)
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing for Adults
  • Professional experiences include teaching, supervision, research, and Crisis Intervention
  • Nursing experience: inpatient psychiatric and addiction programs, and geriatrics

Personal Statement

Regardless of how much pain and struggle you have encountered, I truly believe that therapy is a path for healing, personal growth and living a happier life. Over my years of experience in this field, I have developed a collaborative approach to therapy which begins by establishing a trusting and respectful relationship with my clients. As needed, I offer practical solutions, as well as insights about personal concerns. I draw from several major theoretical orientations, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques. These approaches have been shown to be highly effective with many issues. I am also trained in psychodynamic therapy which can be helpful in understanding how early relationships impact current life and relationship patterns.

Although I have experience working with clients presenting with many challenging issues, I see therapy as an experience that anyone can be of benefit to anyone seeking to live a more satisfying life. Therapy is means to increase self awareness, which usually results in more self confidence, more effective communication and more success in personal and professional relationships.

I currently work with adults, adolescents, couples and families. To accommodate my clients, daytime, evening and weekend hours are available. I am available by phone any day of the week.