Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT

Personal Statement:

I have been working in the mental health and higher education fields for 25 years. I have worked in hospitals, community mental health organizations, university counseling centers, the VA, group practices, and private practice. I am absolutely a "people person," and enjoy working with people from all cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religious orientations, and ages. While I am able to value diversity, I also appreciate the uniqueness of each person. I am not one to put people "into a box."

I am originally from the greater Philadelphia area. In 1991, I went to the University of Delaware for my Bachelor's degree in psychology, minoring in biology. In 1999, I pursued my first Master's degree from Immaculata University in Paoli, PA. Then, in 2002, I went to San Diego, CA to pursue my doctoral degree at the only university that had an accredited clinical psychology doctorate degree in integrative psychology. My research was on the use of nature-based rituals to help people move forward in their grieving process. Ultimately, I stayed in San Diego for 12 years, working as a professor and starting my private practice, Integrative Psychological and Assessment Services. It was during this time I also became a professional speaker and trainer, lecturing on topics associated with death, loss, and grief and ADHD. In 2015, I became the co-owner of Integrative Psychology Group, at which I am the Director of Clinical Services. I am the owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, where I offer specialized grief psychotherapy services for adults and couples, grief groups, professional trainings, and ADHD and learning disability assessments. I am an adjunct professor at Goldey-Beacom College, National University, and Marian University's Master's of Thanatology program. I am thrilled to be back home, and look forward to many more years providing mental health and education services! 

Dr. Christina Zampitella, FT is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California, Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and bereavement), owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, professor/faculty member, and a professional national trainer. She works as an an adjunct professor at Goldey-Beacom College, National University, and Marian University, focusing her research and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She is the lead developer and faculty of the Bereavement courses at National University. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and the Delaware Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, and grief, integrative psychology, spirituality, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego, and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post. Please click here for samples of her appearances and interviews.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral and Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA
  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE
  • Fellow of Thanatology (Highest Certification as an Expert in Death, Loss and Bereavement from ADEC)

Current Roles

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Owner: The Center for Grief Therapy and Education
  • Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services - Integrative Psychology Group
  • Adjunct Professor at National University
  • Adjunct Professor at Marian University
  • Adjunct Professor at Goldey-Beacom College
  • Professional Speaker and Trainer

Past Profesional Volunteer Experience

  • Chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association, 2007-2009
  • Chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the Delaware Psychological Association, 2018-2019

Awards

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Doctor of Clinical Psychology Award from the California School of Professional Psychology

Licenses and Certifications

  • DE License # B1-0001010
  • CA License #PSY20878
  • Fellow of Thanatology (Death, Loss, and Grief)

Affiliations

  • Follow of the Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • Member of the Delaware Psychological Association
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Rotary International

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