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, my colleague and I opened Integrative Psychology Group, at which I am the Director of Clinical Services and work my private practice. I am an adjunct professor at both 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, Psy.D., FT is a licensed clinical
psychologist in both Delaware and California, Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and bereavement), director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group (started by her and her colleague), professor/faculty member, and a professional national trainer. She works as an an adjunct professor at both 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 is currently the chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Delaware Psychological Association. Dr. Zampitella
specializes in integrative psychology, death, loss, and bereavement,
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.