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Psychologist and Therapist in San Diego, California,
Valerie Christian, PhD

Provider Type: Psychologist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Psychologist and Therapist in San Diego, California, Valerie Christian, PhD

Valerie Christian, PhD

Valerie Christian is a licensed Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Clinic: Division of Mental Health. Dr. Christian has experience in the treatment of childhood abuse and trauma. Having completed a pre-doctoral internship with San Diego Court Child Protective Services’ Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, she is well versed at treating complex and difficult cases. Dr. Christian also has expertise in treating children, adolescents, teens, and adults who suffer from chronic illness. She was the Lead Psychologist on a research study conducted by Sharp Hospital and UCSF on the impact of familial support in the treatment of psychological issues associated with living with diabetes. In addition, Dr. Christian works with individuals suffering with obesity. She helps these patients cope and adjust to the psychological, behavioral, and cognitive changes that occur as they prepare for bariatric surgery, during recovery, and in the months following surgery. Dr. Christian utilizes a variety of treatment modalities tailored to her patients’ individual needs. She creates a safe and supportive atmosphere allowing her patients to learn, grow, and heal.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Cigna
  • HMC Health Works
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • Scripps Health Plan
  • Sharp


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Skills


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Women


  • English



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