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Dr. Christina Barber-Addis Dr. Christina Barber-Addis, Psy.D.

Dr. Christina Barber-Addis is a licensed psychologist who has been in the field for 14 years and specializes in anxiety disorders and has a particular passion for treating social anxiety. In addition, specialties include substance abuse/dual-diagnosis and trauma. Her philosophy is that through hard work, collaboration and a strong therapeutic relationship, clients can experience wholeness and self-compassion that is often lost from time to time in our lives.

Office Location:
15720 Ventura Blvd., Suite 603
Encino, California
United States
Phone: 818-217-1647

Professional Website:

June 4, 2015
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D


June is LGBT Pride Month

June 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D  [About the Author]

On May 29, 2015, President Obama re-proclaimed that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In his re-proclamation, Obama highlights his Executive Order on LGBT workplace discrimination. In this landmark order, Federal contractors are protected against discriminations based on gender identity and sexual orientation. He called to not only end the discrimination with Federal contractors but also to extend these protections to all American workers in the future. [More]

April 9, 2015
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D

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Our Fascination With True Crime Drama: The Robert Durst Story

April 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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The mini-series, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” recently aired on HBO. The show clearly documents the creators’, Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling’s ten-year immersion into the life of Robert Durst, the eldest son and heir to the Durst family real estate empire. The creators were fascinated with the story of Durst who may have been involved in the deaths of his close friend Susan Berman and his neighbor Morris Black, as well as the disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen Durst. [More]

March 4, 2015
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D


"Alive Inside" - Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s- Documentary Shows the Facts

March 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D  [About the Author]

In the mental health field, music has been used as an effective mode of therapy since the 1800’s (American Music Therapy Association, 2015) and is still widely used today for many mental health issues and disorders. In particular, it has been found to be highly effective for those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. [More]