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Krishtine Rosenthal, PhD

Board Secretary, TRUE Center (she/her/hers)

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Dr. Krishtine Rosenthal is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about merging social justice and mental health. She has experience working with nonprofit organizations in the DMV to increase accessibility of mental health services and promote delivery of trauma-informed care.    


Dr. Rosenthal obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, as well as a Masters in Educational Psychology. She has received specialized training, while on internship, in the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, at the Child and Family Therapy Clinic. She specializes in utilizing evidence-based interventions, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), to address a variety of emotional difficulties in teens and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, culturally responsive approach in order to empower clients and their families in the therapeutic process and support them in moving towards their values and goals. Dr. Rosenthal also values being an active member of her community and enjoys presenting on a variety of topics including those related to recognizing and managing anxiety and depression, parenting strategies, self-care, burnout, trauma, and trauma informed care.


Active licenses:

  • Washington, DC

  • Maryland


  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) 

Why TRUE: 

Dr. Rosenthal is excited to serve on the board of TRUE Center because she believe in its mission of providing evidence based trauma care for folks in our community. She is especially passionate about serving in a community like TRUE Center, where there is emphasis on mindfully integrating culturally humble practices into every aspect of the work. 

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