Christina Schendel, Psy.D.

Dr. Christina Schendel is a clinical psychologist with over 13 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. Dr. Schendel obtained her doctorate in counseling psychology from Penn State University, her master’s in clinical psychology from Loyola University in Maryland, and her bachelor’s in psychology from Villanova University. Dr. Schendel also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in military suicide prevention. Dr. Schendel is trained in prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. She is also pursuing additional education in maternal/perinatal mental health.


Dr. Schendel has worked as a researcher, psychologist, career/leadership counselor, and neuropsychological technician across a variety of settings. Dr. Schendel has extensive experience working with the military and veteran community in the Washington DC/Annapolis area and has experience working with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, gender identity concerns, terminal illness, relationship concerns, difficulty managing transitions, as well as career related concerns. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Schendel works as a behavioral health consultant with clients across the Nation in the areas of psychological health, assessment, and strategic planning.


Dr. Schendel enjoys working with individuals who are going through transitions (medical diagnosis, marriage, divorce, death of a family member, sexual identity) or who want to improve the quality of their relationships and their life. Dr. Schendel works collaboratively with each client to reach his or her therapeutic goals in a safe and supportive environment. Dr. Schendel utilizes cognitive-behavioral and schema therapy, emphasizing a client’s strengths and abilities.


Accepting new patients? Yes, accepting new patients.