Dr. Christine Howard is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Howard is committed to helping individuals who are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, academic difficulties, and life changes/transitions.
In therapy, Dr. Howard aims to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore their emotions, gain insight into their relationships and behaviors, learn more effective ways to cope, and improve self-esteem and overall well-being. Her therapeutic approach integrates her training in both psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Howard also specializes in providing psychological evaluations. Such evaluations can be useful for children and adolescents who are struggling in school or are not achieving their full potential, have difficulties with attention, are facing challenges in social situations, or who struggle with emotional or behavioral issues. Psychological evaluations can also be useful for adults who are interested in gaining a better understanding of their cognitive abilities, memory, attention capacities, interpersonal style, and emotional functioning.
Dr. Howard graduated magna cum laude from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in psychology. She earned her master’s and doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University. During her training, she provided psychotherapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health centers, private outpatient clinics, and a college counseling center. She also assisted in providing neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults while working in a private neuropsychology practice. Dr. Howard completed her pre-doctoral internship at a multi-specialty practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. During her post-doctoral training, she provided psychological evaluations for children in Washington D.C. public charter schools, where she evaluated students with suspected learning, attention, and emotional difficulties and worked with the schools to develop appropriate 504 plans and IEPs.