Pam Christy, Psy.D., HSPP

Pamela Christy is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of WPG. Dr. Christy completed advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of DBT. She is the only DBT-Linehan Board Certified Clinician™ in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Dr. Christy also completed intensive training with Tom Lynch, PhD, the developer of Radically Open DBT. Dr. Christy and Woodview Psychology Group are pleased to offer both standard DBT and RO DBT services to adolescent and adult clients.

Standard DBT is designed for individuals with significant difficulties with emotion regulation/impulsivity associated ADHD, borderline personality, bipolar depression, and disruptive mood dysregulation, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Dr. Christy provides treatment adherent DBT services including individual therapy and skills groups for adolescent (multifamily) and adults. Dr. Christy also consults with schools and treatment centers interested in integrating DBT programs into their milieu. She presents to mental health professionals interested in learning more about DBT.

RO DBT targets over-controlled behavior. Excessive self-control is associated with social isolation and difficulties with interpersonal relationships and contributes to persistent anxiety (i.e., social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behaviors), persistent depression, avoidant personality, anorexia, and high functioning autism. The goal of treatment is to improve social signaling by increasing receptiveness openness to new experiences, increasing flexibility and adaptiveness to new environments, and building close and intimate relationships. Currently, Woodview Psychology Group offers RO DBT individual therapy and RO DBT skills classes for adolescents and adults.

Psychological assessments are provided on a referral-only basis by medical and mental health professionals.

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