Christina Chestna, M.S.

Position at CCPH: Doctoral-level Practicum Student

Year joined UMass: 2013

Clinical Interests: The intersection of multiple aspects of identity and individual meaning making; identity development and emerging adulthood; relationships and interpersonal issues; LGBT issues; relational psychodynamic theory and therapy; person-centered theory and therapy; relational cultural theory and therapy; psychotherapy processes; the therapeutic relationship and growth through connection; and the use of metaphor in psychotherapy

Education: B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College; M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England; and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in progress at Antioch University New England

Professional Experience: Community mental health (including work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness); College Counseling

Memberships: Member of American Psychological Association Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues; Member of American Psychological Association Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women and Division 35 Section 4: Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Women’s Issues