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Christin Black PharmD


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Professional Background

Christin has advanced pharmacy practice experience serving patients with mental health disorders. She has worked with patients with ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and OCD. She has performed pharmacist duties such as counseling and helping patients brainstorm solutions. She has also provided monitoring of white blood cell and absolute neutrophil count levels for patients taking clozapine. Her research includes the time until withdrawal from benzodiazepines.

Christin has made it a part of her practice to evaluate each patient’s mental health and has enjoyed helping patients find creative ways to care for their mental and behavioral health. Christin has also contributed to clinical practice publications on neurology disorders.

Professional Affiliations

American Pharmacists Association
American Medical Writers Association


PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Behavioral Health

Why I Write for Choosing Therapy

I love writing for Choosing Therapy because we consider our authors’ mental health needs! Also, we have a talented editorial team and high editorial standards. Choosing Therapy publishes content written by mental health providers that medical professionals review.

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Areas of Focus

Christin Black specializes in psychotropic medication for several mental health conditions.

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD
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“I am a mental health advocate who proudly tells people I completed intensive outpatient therapy. I learned so much valuable information that I have wanted to show others it is possible to change your mindset as well.’”