I received my M.A. from the University of Redlands in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) practicing in the Redlands community. I am currently the Lead Clinical Therapist at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center for the Youth Partial Hospitalization Programs working with children, adolescents and their families. I specialize in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavioral disorders and have dedicated the past 6 years to working with this population that is often overlooked, complex and clinically challenging. Additionally, I am a Doctoral student in the Systems, Families and Couples program through Loma Linda University and completing my doctoral studies on ADHD in families. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys, cooking, and going up to the mountains.
Currently, a large portion of my work is focused on supervision and program development. I have dedicated a significant amount of my work to supervising new therapists, either through practicum placement or for pre-licensure. My philosophy views the purpose and goals of supervision are to develop a relationship of trust, respect and learning between the trainee and supervisor. The supervisory relationship creates a collaborative dyad where the student is able to explore own emotions, responses and interventions to better enhance their clinical skills and training. I value exploration of attending to self-of-the-therapist, addressing socio-cultural contextual factors, discussing legal and ethical issues, countertransference and utilization of systemic thinking.
Family Systems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child & Adolescent Therapy, Behavior Modification, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Disruptive Behavioral Disorders, Program Development, Supervision, Trainee Supervision
May 2019 - Current
Assisting with research development for a qualitative multi-dimensional analysis of religiosity and spirituality with pre-adolescent children who have a history of suicidal ideation.
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Weniger, PhD Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
1710 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373
April 2017 - Current
Research development, evaluation of data and organization of research publication discussing the current perceived barriers in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder treatment among professionals.
Principal Investigator: Ara Anspikian, MD Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
1710 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373
"Evidence-based Treatment for ADHD" Child Grand Rounds Lecture, Loma Linda University Health, Department of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute, Redlands, California, January 2020.
“A to Z’s of ADHD”. Quarterly education brunch presentation at Loma Linda University Medical Center Centennial Complex, Loma Linda, California, October 2019.
“A to Z’s of ADHD”. Quarterly education brunch presentation at Loma Linda University Medical Center Centennial Complex, Loma Linda, California, April 2017.
“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Overview of diagnosis, treatment and evidenced based interventions”. Seminar presentation at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, Redlands, California, April 2016
PhD, Systems, Families & Couples Loma Linda University, School of Behavioral Health, Anticipated 2022
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Redlands, August 2014
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Redlands, May 2011
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License # 4053 California Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, Member
"Clinician of the Year" | Clinical Excellence Award Loma Linda University, Behavioral Medicine Center | 2017
Radical Loving Care Award | Loma Linda University, Behavioral Medicine Center | 2015