Christene Narikkattu, PsyD. is an Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Narikkattu received her undergraduate degree in Human Development Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. She completed her first year of pre-doctoral training at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in Madison, WI where she provided psychological services to adult male inmates. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, MN where she provided clinical services to adult residential patients being treated for co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. Prior to her internship and postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Narikkattu trained in a variety of clinical settings including working with children and adolescents in a therapeutic day school and an outpatient clinic conducting psychological testing, individual and group therapy in the northern side of Chicago.
Dr. Narikkattu has a wide range of experience treating mental and behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and addiction, relationship concerns, identity development (including cultural identity), major life transitions, and grief and loss. She believes strongly in developing a therapeutic alliance with patients that fosters an environment of growth, support, and safety. She believes in an integrative, collaborative, and client-centered approach while encouraging patient growth and insight. Dr. Narikkattu also integrates cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral approaches into treatment. Dr. Narikkattu primarily works with older adolescents and adults for psychotherapy.
Dr. Narikkattu is available in our Lexington location Monday through Friday.
Dr. Narikkattu is able to provide in network services for individuals with the following health plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), United Behavioral Health (UBH), Harvard Pilgrim (UBH-Pacificare), and Beacon Health Strategies – Commercial & GIC Plans.
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