Christine Simpson, Psy. D.
B.A. in Psychology, Point Park University
M.A. and Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Chatham University
Internship: Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center at Virginia Tech
Supervised Psychologist in West Virginia
Orientation: Integrative, with an emphasis on interpersonal process, positive psychology/strengths-based, and feminist approaches
Interests: Individual and group counseling; trauma; supervision and training; multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues; LGBTQ+ concerns; women’s issues; first-generation students
Bio: Originally from rural southwestern Pennsylvania, I moved to Pittsburgh to pursue various career pursuits in both the finance and legal sectors. Pursuing a career in psychology was a mid-life career change for me. During my clinical training, I had the opportunity to work with college students in multiple university counseling center settings in Pennsylvania and Virginia. It was through these clinical experiences that I developed a passion for working with college students, and developed group counseling as an area of emphasis.
I enthusiastically accepted a position as a Supervised Staff Psychologist at the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) in August of 2016. Shortly after joining the CCPPS team, I started serving as the center’s group coordinator.
When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. Among my favorite outdoor activities are hiking, camping, and spending time sitting on the beach along any shoreline or coast.