|Cristy Lopez, Ph.D. 2942 N. 24th St., Suite 110
Clinical Psychologist Phoenix, AZ 85016
Education & Training
I began working toward my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University
of California at Berkeley in 1989. I began my first clinical practicum (actually
working with clients/ patients, under supervision) in 1994 while getting my
graduate degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri-
Columbia. During my graduate years, in addition to the standard adult training,
I completed specialized training in child psychology. I further completed a
clinical internship specializing in children and families at the University of
My area of research involved young adolescents’ peer relations and how
these experiences may influence them currently as well as in adult life. I was
awarded a dissertation grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to
conduct this research.
After earning my doctorate, I was selected for a fellowship position at the
Prevention Intervention Research Center at Arizona State University. In this
position, I continued my studies as well as work with children and families. I
then completed a psychological residency at a mental health clinic in Phoenix
where I worked with individual adults, couples, children, adolescents, and
families. I am continually updating and advancing my expertise by attending
specialized trainings and taking online continuing education courses.
I grew up in the Midwest, in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. I am the
second of four children and have a very close family as well as quite an
extensive extended family. I have lived in both suburbia and major cities (e.g.,
San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago). I have resided in Phoenix for over ten
years and belong(ed) to a number of professional and community
Cristy Lopez, Ph.D.
2942 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016