Dr. Christina Downing is a Maryland Licensed Psychologist with 7 years of experience working with children and families. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Downing has worked in multiple settings including outpatient clinics, schools, and residential treatment and specializes in working with school-age children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Downing has treated a range of emotional/mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, aggressive behavior, ADHD, strained family relationships, school refusal, parenting stress, and trauma. Using a variety of treatment approaches, including play, Dr. Downing tailors her work with youth and families to respect their culture, values, and long-term individual and family goals. She believes each person can improve his or her life. Dr. Downing views her role as a facilitator bringing new ideas and uncovering hidden strengths to help clients reach their treatment goals.
Types of patients typically seen include the following: Children (age 5-12), Adolescents, young Adults presenting with depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, school phobia/refusal, trauma, behavioral disorders, parent-child relationship problems, phase of life problems, low self-esteem.