Dr. Christina Kutikoff
Dr. Christina Kutikoff’s primary role as a staff psychologist for the Mental Health Program and the Professionals Program is to collaborate with the neurocognitive services department in providing integrated screening assessments.
The assessments take place within the first two weeks of treatment and include qEEG brain mapping as well as neuropsychological and psychological screening. Dr. Kutikoff is also available to provide comprehensive testing services including psychological, psychoeducational, and career assessments.
Dr. Kutikoff works with patients and their clinical teams to understand the assessment process and the results of the testing and assists in diagnosis and treatment planning. The data she is able to provide through assessments enables the clinical team to more fully understand their patients and their needs. For patients, assessments help them to better understand themselves, successfully participate in their treatment, and navigate the world after treatment.
Dr. Kutikoff also facilitates group therapy, educating patients on how the role of trauma and other factors affect mental health and how the use of modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients to develop adaptive coping and emotional regulation skills.
Prior to taking on this role in 2023, Dr. Kutikoff was a post-doctoral resident at a mental health services organization, doing psychological assessments, conducting intakes, and providing crisis intervention services. Before getting her doctorate, she provided therapeutic services to college students at two universities and worked at counseling centers to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in addition to administering and interpreting psychological assessments.
Dr. Kutikoff has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.