Dr. Katherine Crits-Christoph

Student Counseling - Stress and Relationships - Anxiety and Depression - Eating Disorders -Infertility and Aging


Training and Experience

Katherine Crits-Christoph has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 25 years. She holds licenses in psychology in both the state of Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware. Dr. Crits-Christoph received her B.A. in psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 1977. She maintains close association with the college, recently serving as class president. After working as a research assistant in addictions research at both Yale University and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Katherine enrolled in Fordham University's American Psychological Association (APA) approved clinical psychology doctoral program located in the Bronx, NY. She graduated from this program in 1985 and completed her doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

After finishing her Ph.D., Dr. Crits-Christoph was accepted for further training as a two-year postdoctoral fellow in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychiatry under the mentorship of Dr. Lester Luborsky. Dr. Crits-Christoph has served as both therapist and supervisor for psychotherapy research studies at the Center for Psychotherapy Research at Penn. She has published articles about short term psychotherapy for depression and generalized anxiety disorder. She currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.