Dr. Kristen Northup


Dr. Northup, PsyD, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Northup helps individuals utilize their own strengths and internal resources to achieve mental wellbeing and increased life satisfaction. Dr. Northup believes that empathic and accurate care are essential to help individuals feel better and feel empowered through their care.


As an Arizona native, Dr. Northup has had the privilege to work alongside various community members through professional, personal, and volunteer opportunities in Arizona. Dr. Northup has been inspired by the positive mental health outcomes for community members she has observed through her professional line of work.


Dr. Northup holds a doctorate degree in psychology from Midwestern University. Additionally, Dr. Northup holds a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. Dr. Northup has volunteered through various organizations, including the Central Arizona Shelter System and the American Red Cross.

After graduation, Dr. Northup has begun working in her residency at Mental Health Center of America (MHCA) in Phoenix, Arizona. At MHCA, Dr. Northup primarily treats adolescents and adults through individual psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and creating individualized treatment plans. Dr. Northup also performs comprehensive diagnostic psychological assessments to help individuals receive proper diagnosis and care.

Professional History

Over the last several years, Dr. Northup has trained and worked in various settings, including a rehabilitation hospital, corrections, and private practice settings where she performed disability evaluations, neuropsychological testing, and psychotherapy. Dr. Northup is also a co-chair and active member of the Arizona State Psychological Association. Dr. Northup’s research projects have included examination of self-harm events and assessment of gaps in mental health care in Arizona to improve care.

Awards and Recognition

During her time as a doctoral student, Dr. Northup was awarded the honors medallion by the international honor society in psychology, upon graduation with her master’s and doctorate degrees.

Dr. Northup completed a publication for her legislative work within the first few months of graduating with her doctorate degree. Dr. Northup has also written various articles for community members, including an article regarding the mental health benefits of exercise.

Personal Interests

When Dr. Northup is not busy at work, Dr. Northup enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time outside, bike riding, spending time with family, friends, or her dog, and she enjoys a good meal with good company.

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