Dr. Christina Ralph is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville. She specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments of learning disabilities, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, and emotional/ behavioral disorders. Dr. Ralph’s clinical interests and expertise also include therapy to treat anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and depression.
Dr. Ralph has worked in a variety of settings and has gained competency treating a wide range of psychological issues. While pursuing her degree, she worked as a licensed outpatient therapist at Acute Child Psychiatric Services, a specialized crisis unit for children and adolescents at risk for hospitalization. She provided intensive individual and family therapy to clients presenting with significant emotional and behavioral issues, including suicidal and homicidal ideation and severe, aggressive behaviors. She also conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations at the Buchholz Psychological Services Center and the Memory Assessment Center. Her clients included children, adolescents, and adults presenting with psychiatric and medical illnesses and individuals court-ordered by social services. Training experiences through her doctoral program included working at Cardinal Treatment Center and The Family Place with adolescents who had sexually offended, conducting psychological evaluations with veterans at the Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and facilitating the bereavement process with adults at Hospice of Louisville.
Dr. Ralph completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, with rotations in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit and the Inpatient Unit. She received additional training in psychological assessment and individual therapy with veterans dealing with chronic pain, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. She also served as co-leader for several process-oriented and psychoeducational groups for veterans focusing on anger management, PTSD, depression/ anxiety, and chronic pain.
Dr. Ralph completed her postdoctoral training at Communicare Behavioral Health conducting psychological evaluations and providing individual, family, and parent therapy to clients presenting with issues ranging from mild adjustment to severe mental illness. Dr. Ralph also served as an adjunct faculty member at Midway College. Professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the International Dyslexia Association.