Education & Academic Accomplishments
Undergraduate: Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Endicott College
Graduate: Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University
Leadership: Board Member of OCD Massachusetts (affiliate of IOCDF)
Clinical Training & Interests
After graduate school, Christina joined 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.
Getting to Know Christina
Christina Gugino was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts called Monson. Outside of work she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and children. 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.
“The only way out is through.” — Robert Frost