Psychologist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Specialty in Child & Teen Assessment, Treatment, & Support
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent assessment, treatment, and support. I am passionate about children, and I have 25 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings (substance abuse research, therapeutic foster care, youth group homes, educational settings, and private practice).

My services include: in-depth assessments (cognitive, academic, behavioral, and emotional functioning as well as neuropsychological screenings); individual counseling with children and adolescents; consultation and support services with parents; and educational planning and support services with schools.

My theoretical orientation is primarily behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, although I utilize a variety of techniques based on each individual's needs. I provide a caring, nurturing environment where clients can explore their strengths and areas of development, gain insights, and discover their full potential.
* Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1991), University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University

* Licensed in California (PSY 16181) and Nebraska (389)

* 25+ years experience working with children and adolescents

* Expertise in assessing and treating a variety of conditions, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Affective Disorders

* Reports are thorough, accurate, and include clinical impressions and data-driven recommendations to build on the child's strengths and support his or her needs
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Learning Disabilities
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Play Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Religious Counseling
 Family Conflict  Self Esteem Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Stress Management
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Psychologist
B. A., Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

National Director, Treatment Foster Family Services, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE

Director, Treatment Foster Family Services Research, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE

Residential Program Director, Boys Town of Southern California, Lake Forest, CA

Coordinator, Essential Learning Systems Program, Serra Catholic School, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice (specializing in assessments for children and adolescents)

Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Director, Psychological Services and Essential Learning Systems,
Serra Catholic School, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Past or current memberships in the following professional associations:

* American Psychological Association (APA)

* California Psychological Association (CPA)

* Association of Educational Therapists (AET)

* International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
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Payments Accepted
Fee for Service--cash or check (I provide invoices that clients can submit to their insurance for reimbursement but I do not bill insurance directly)
Hours:Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cost/Session:Please visit ws6 for fees and insurance information
License:PSY 16181 (California) and 389 (Nebraska)
Helpful Links
30211 Avenida de Las Banderas
Suite 200
Additional Location
28562 Oso Parkway
Suite D-437
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