Dr. Christine E. Dickson PhD, PhD, MS, MA, Psychologist in Pleasanton
Trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, I work with you to change unproductive thoughts, manage your emotions, and modify behaviors. With over 18 years experience blending cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness, and a Dual PhD in Clinical Psychology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology, I help you develop the tools you need to succeed in your personal and professional life. I am skilled in individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy, and offer virtual and face-to-face sessions. Please call for a free 15-minute consultation.
My clinical experience is at the U.S. Naval Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine, Wells Fargo's Corporate Employee Assistance, California Department of Mental Health, Alameda County Police Department, Scripps Healthcare's Partial Hospitalization Program, and Pomerado Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry.
I have a special interest in employee rights in the workplace and was invited to the California State Capitol to speak with legislature about my research on unfair employment practices affecting working parents as well as employees caring for an ill spouse or elderly parent.
Call or Email Dr. Christine E. Dickson PhD for a free phone consultation now - (925) 521-8785


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: PSY20050 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • PPO Out-of-Network
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of California, Berkeley/Post-doctoral Education
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Dr. Christine E. Dickson PhD's Groups

Mindful Eating

Based on my popular seminars on Mindful Eating attended by hundreds, this intensive 6 week workshop will discuss how to apply the techniques of mindfulness to eating; how to differentiate biological urges for food vs. emotional urges; and how to consistently eat small portions and maintain your ideal weight or set point.

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Practicing the Power of Now

If you are passionate about putting the principles from the "Power of Now" into practice, this support group is perfect for you. Based on the best selling book by Eckhart Tolle, this weekly support group will help participants put Eckhart's life changing principles into practice in their daily lives. Practicing the power of now takes work and having a supportive group of like minded individuals to help you through the process is critical.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017
Dr. Christine E. Dickson PhD, PhD, MS, MA, Psychologist in Pleasanton

Dr. Christine E. Dickson PhD

Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA