Christina Gugino, L.M.H.C.

Christina Gugino, L.M.H.C.

Behavioral Therapist

Christina Gugino was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts called Monson. She went to Endicott College (2009) for her undergraduate degree where she studied Psychology. Christina then went on to Northeastern University (2011) to receive her Masters in Counseling Psychology degree. Her graduate school training was completed at the OCD Institute (OCDI) at McLean Hospital where she received extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) from leading experts in the field.

For several years after graduate school, she worked at the OCDI in various capacities including Community Residence Counselor, Research Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, and most recently Behavior Therapist. Christina’s current clinical interests include integrating ACT techniques into ERP delivery to improve treatment outcomes. She has previously volunteered for the International OCD Foundation and is currently adding to over a decade of service as a board member for OCD Massachusetts where she works passionately with other members to educate the public on OCD and appropriate treatment.

Christina was inspired to work with individuals with OCD through her work at the OCD Institute, and witnessing their strength, resilience, and hard work through the process of ERP. Christina’s approach to therapy is to provide evidence-based treatments in a compassionate, supportive way. She is known for her warmth and ability to connect meaningfully and motivate others by speaking to their values.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband, children, and their English Bulldog. Christina’s self-care revolves around sneaking in good cups of coffee, hopping on her beloved Peloton bike, or planning her next summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard.

Meaningful quote: “The only way out is through.” — Robert Frost