Santiago Zepeda, PhD Psychological Assistant- PSB94022395

Registered Psychological Assistant Supervised by: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jeffery Nishii, PSY27278

About

Over ten-years of experience working with individuals and families needing support and services. My Background consists of working with adolescents and adults facing various difficulties, such as substance abuse, alcoholism,, complex trauma, depression, schizophrenia, and family issues. Subspecialty in adolescent addiction, adolescence and adults with dual diagnosis of mental illnesses and substance use, and co-occurring... Read more

Over ten-years of experience working with individuals and families needing support and services. My Background consists of working with adolescents and adults facing various difficulties, such as substance abuse, alcoholism,, complex trauma, depression, schizophrenia, and family issues.

Subspecialty in adolescent addiction, adolescence and adults with dual diagnosis of mental illnesses and substance use, and co-occurring disorders of developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. Past experience includes development of substance abuse residential programs for adolescents and the development of day treatment programs for adults with dual diagnosis of developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.

“I find that meaningful therapeutic change occurs when both person and therapist have blind faith in the therapy process, which often leads both to self-discovery.”

Certifications

Adults with Dual Diagnosis (ID/MI): Treatment and Cross Systems Collaboration, LA County DMH
Assessment of Risk and Manageability of Individuals with Development and Intellectual Limitations who Offend Sexually
Person-Centered Practices, East L.A. Regional Center
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Employment, LA County DMH
Seeking Safety Certificate, LA County DMH
Motivational Interviewing Certificate, LA County DMH
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC 101), Los Angeles County DMH
Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART), Los Angeles County Probation
Treatment Readiness Induction Program (TRIP), Texas Christian University Institute of Behavioral Research

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 10+
School: Walden University, MN
Year Graduated: MPA 2008, MS 2014, PhD 2017
License No. and State: PSB94022395

Issue

• Bipolar Disorder
• Sex Addiction
• Dual Diagnosis
• ADD/ADHD
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Trauma and PTSD
• Psychotic Disorders
• Grief Counseling
• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image
• Stress
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• LGBT
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• Anger Management
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• Pain Management
• Career Counseling
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Anxiety/Depression
• Sexual Abuse

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults
• Children (6-10)
• Young Adults
• Preteens/Teens (11-19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Eclectic
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
• Couple Therapy
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

Accepted Insurance Plans

• ILWU Coverage
• Out of Network - PPO

Appointment Type Accepted

• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling
• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Teen Counseling
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Family Counseling
• Individual Counseling
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