Heidi F. Christianson, PhD, MS
- Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex
- Froedtert Hospital
- Behavioral Health - Tosa Health Center
- Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
- Behavioral Health
- MS -Master of Science
Dr. Christianson completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Christianson provides psychological services including assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation at the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Christianson works with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program performing pre-BMT evaluations and follow-up psychological care as patients cope with the resultant behavioral and health restrictions associated with the bone marrow transplant process. She also helps patients address adjustment to illness, psychological disorders co-existing with cancer diagnosis, complicated patient and/or family situations, and maladaptive behavioral coping strategies. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Christianson collaborates with the Froedtert Grace Clinic Staff on early screening and intervention for psychological distress and quality of life throughout the cancer treatment process.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Christianson is the Training Director for the Health Psychology Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which is a pre-doctoral psychology internship program that focuses on health service psychology within a hospital setting. She speaks to a broad range of audiences about psychological health and wellness, particularly in the setting of medical training and academic medical practice.
Dr. Christianson sees outpatients and families through the Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center Grace Clinic. She sees patients with psychological sequelae related to cancer, chronic illness, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders.
(Christianson HF, Weis JM, Fouad NA.) J Psychosoc Oncol. 2013;31(3):266-81.
(Weis JM, Grunert BK, Christianson HF.) Hand (N Y). 2012 Jun;7(2):127-33.
(Grunert BK, Weis JM, Smucker MR, Christianson HF.) J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;38(4):317-28.