CHRISTINA GARIDIS 

MA, LCSW

 

ABOUT ME

Bio and Credentials

I am a New York State-licensed psychotherapist in private practice with psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) training. I have a background in neuroscience research and sleep psychology. My clinical expertise includes psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, and play therapy with children as young as 2 years old. 

Education and Training

Certificate of Completion "Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy", Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Certificate in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis, New York University

Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

MSW in Social Work, City University of New York

Doctoral Studies in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University

M.A. in Psychology, City University of New York

Additional Training & Experience

One-year Internship in Sleep Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Arthur Spielman at Methodist Hospital

Two-year Steinhardt research fellowship at New York University and Nathan Kline Institute

Lacanian Compass study group 

Two-year member of an attachment theory study group with Dr. Susana Martinez

Mental health consultant in the field of early childhood education

Clinical Presentations 

Digging Deeper with an Anxious Adolescent (2018) http://www.psychoanalyticpost.com/

Digging Deeper: Individuation and Attachment in an Adolescent Psychotherapy Case (2020), Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Interfaith Hospital, Brooklyn

Mental Health Screenings and Early Trauma Identification for Bronx Pre-School Children, 2017, Lehman College, CUNY

During my graduate studies in psychology and communicative sciences and disorders at CUNY and NYU, I co-authored and presented research on affective (emotion) states conveyed through language. The projects included 

  • “Preliminary Evidence of Pre-Attentive Distinctions of Frequency-Modulated Tones that Convey Affect,” published by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, in October 2011.  

  • Master’s thesis, “The use of Formulaic Expressions in Schizophrenia: A Basis for Identifying Neural Substrates,” was presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) and published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, in March 2009. 

  • “Mismatch Negativity and Emotional Prosody Perception in Schizophrenia,” presented at Biological Psychiatry conference in 2008. 

These 3 studies explored various aspects of language communication and its relationship to normal and disturbed emotional states.

Affiliations

 

Member: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association

Member: American Psychological Association | APA. 

Member: Metropolitan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists | MSPP.