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About Kriston B. Schellinger, PhD
Kriston Schellinger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides care for mental health concerns in the family medicine setting. She treats individuals of all ages for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, or other behavioral changes.
Dr. Schellinger exclusively provides short-term therapy ranging from six to 10 sessions. She sees individuals who are current UC San Diego Health patients, referred to therapy by their primary care provider.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2018, Dr. Schellinger was a psychologist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and a psychologist at Loma Linda University Health in California. She was also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of the Pediatric Psychology Research Laboratory at Loma Linda University.
Her research and clinical interests include health psychology, family systems, infant mental health and child development.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Schellinger was a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a child and family subspecialty at Loyola University Chicago.
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- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Short-Term Therapy
- Therapy for Substance Use Disorders