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

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Out of Network - PPO
• ILWU Coverage

Appointment Type Accepted

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