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Christina Harrington

Dr. Christina Harrington

BA/BSW; MSW: PhD, RSW, Registered Social Worker

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Christina is an experienced, warm and empathetic social worker. She brings 20 years of rich, diverse and skilled experience to her clinical work; particularly in the area of health and mental health. She has practiced in critical care (ER, ICU and trauma units) at a regional trauma centre as well as a hospital surgical program. Prior to this, she worked in community and hospital-based mental health programs. In these varied settings, Christina has worked with children, youth, adults, couples and families with complex needs.

Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University; a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University, NS. Christina completed a PhD in Social Work through Memorial University, NL.- specializing in trauma and bereavement.

She has held numerous sessional faculty appointments providing professional training to undergraduate and graduate social work students as well as numerous guest lectures on varied mental health topics. She holds expertise and specialty in trauma and bereavement. She is a researcher and published author in this area and has served as a peer reviewer for reputable, international journals in Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Christina’s passion is in the areas of health and mental health; with particular interest, knowledge and skills related to trauma and bereavement (with specialization in traumatic grief/sudden death and wartime bereavement). She has a special interest in supporting first responders, members of the Canadian Forces and their families. She holds evidence-based certification in a number of trauma modalities.

Christina works collaboratively with her clients and draws from a range of therapeutic techniques. This allows her to tailor treatment to your unique needs and goals.

Christina values her profession and has served on the provincial board of the Ontario Association of Social Workers as the Regional Director for Hamilton-Niagara for the past six years.

Additional Training/Certifications:

Basic and Advanced –  Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

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Therapist Information

Offers Online Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults/Seniors

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Counsellor's Gender


Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

Social Anxiety, Somatic Symptoms, Assertiveness, emotional regulation, Retirement, Cancer/Terminal Illness, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues, Sleep-Wake, Behaviour Activation, Moral Injury, Occupational Stress Injury, Sanctuary Trauma, Abuse, Addiction, Adjustment issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Brain Injury Counselling, Bullying - Workplace, Crisis, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce & Separation, Eating Disorders, Grief & Bereavement, Marital Issues, Memory Issues, Mood Disorders, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Palliative Care, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Terminal Illness, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

CPT (cognitive processing therapy), Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Desensitization, Distance Counselling, Exposure Therapy, Existential/Humanistic, Harm Reduction Therapy, Interpersonal Relationships, Narrative, Problem Solving Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Solution Focused Therapy


848 Fennell Ave E. Suite 204
Hamilton, ON
L8V 1W1

  • 848 Fennell Ave E. Suite 204
    Hamilton, ON
    L8V 1W1

    Monday – Thursday 9 – 5 ; Tuesday Evenings

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