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Christine Paprocki , Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Christine Paprocki

Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Christine Paprocki is a clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based interventions for individuals and couples. She completed undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, post-baccalaureate studies and research at Columbia University, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2014, she returned to her hometown of Seattle to complete a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the VA Puget Sound, and joined Psychiatric Medicine Associates in 2016.

Dr. Paprocki takes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, meaning that she examines connections between patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotions that can present when individual or couples are experiencing psychological distress.

Listed below are structured treatments that Dr. Paprocki can provide for individuals:

- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Behavioral Activation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression
- Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Supportive therapy for life transitions and interpersonal challenges (e.g., career transitions, relationship conflict, establishing effective work/life balance, developing a social support network, stress related to developmental milestones)

Couple Therapy Expertise

Dr. Paprocki also specializes in couple therapy using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) philosophy. Common concerns include:

-Communication difficulties
-Repeated arguments about: finances, parenting, quality time together, work stress, dual-professional work/life balance conflicts, household responsibilities
-Feeling distant from one another
-Difficulties in sexual relationship
-Discovery or history of infidelity
-Approaching a developmental milestone together (i.e., premarital counseling, discussing having children, discussing retirement)
-One partner is experiencing a mental or physical health problem, and the couple would like to learn strategies for better supporting each other and managing symptoms together

 


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