Dr. Christina Bayens is one of our doctors who focuses her clinical practice on helping children and their families overcome emotional struggles and behavioral problems. While her primary focus is on treating anxiety disorders, she also works with children diagnosed with depression and difficulties in school. Dr. Bayens works in conjunction with the families to restructure the child’s environment at both home and school in order to optimize success. Dr. Bayens uses combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT), Expressive Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with her clients.
Dr. Bayens also works with adults suffering from anxiety disorders such as phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the International OCD Foundation, Dr. Bayens is up-to-date on the most current research and the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders.
Dr. Bayens received her Doctorate in Psychology in 2009 from Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology in Louisville, Kentucky. Her training focused on treating a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders while in the child, adolescent, and family program at Spalding. Dr. Bayens completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Brook Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Louisville. While there she received specialized training in the assessment and treatment of trauma-based disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) for children, adolescents, and women.
Dr. Bayens enjoys the outdoors and the ability to be creative. She enjoys cooking, gardening and art. She is an animal lover who frequently brings her therapy dog Chive, to work for the pleasure and comfort of her clients. Chive is a four-pound Yorkshire terrier is full of energy and enthusiasm.