About Dr. Ori

Thank you for being interested in learning a bit about me, I'll try not to bore you;)

 

Where did you go to school?

I earned my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. I attended the San Diego campus. 

 

What is your approach to therapy?

With over 10 years of clinical experience in the mental health field, I have cultivated an approach to healing and recovery that is integrative in nature. With a passion for holistic health, I address the biopsychosocial components that comprise ones overall mental health to help you better connect to, and cultivate, a healthier self. I truly believe that within each individual lies the endless capacity for self-healing and growth. Utilizing a strategic and outcome-focused approach, employing the teaching of coping skills and problem solving strategies, I work diligently to gently guide you to discover the healing process that resonates for you. 

 

Tell me about the training you've received:

Having worked in a variety of mental health settings, including; outpatient/inpatient hospitals for both adults and children, crisis centers, outpatient counseling centers, drug and alcohol rehab centers, charter schools, and currently in private practice, I have gained a wealth of  knowledge and experience working with the many difficulties that can arise while were busy being human and living our lives.       

Do you have a specialty area?

In addition to my wide-ranging clinical psychology training, I specialize in supporting men of all ages in cultivating courage, conquering anxiety, and living a life that they can be proud of. Anxiety is that voice in our heads that tells us "you cant handle this", "avoid that", "what if you fail...things don't go as planned...they laugh at you...etc.". It's that voice in our head that can keep us stuck, holding us back from accomplishing the goals that we desperately wish we could accomplish. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.    

 

Do you have any other areas of expertise?

My areas of expertise includes working with children, adolescents, and their families on a host of issues, including; trauma, abuse prevention, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, social skills training, sleep issues, divorce, attentional difficulties, and much more. I have been teaching parenting classes utilizing Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) ™ since 2012, helping determined mothers and fathers become more effective parents for their children. I am also trained in clinical hypnosis, an empirically validated therapeutic adjunct for the treatment of depression, anxiety, pain management, sleep issues, and a host of additional maladies. 

 

Tell me a bit more about yourself:

Having lived in San Diego since 2008, I have grown a deep appreciation for time spent recharging in the sun at its beautiful beaches. Being a former gymnast, I continues to enjoy promoting my own overall health by exercising and practicing yoga, meditation, and mixed martial arts training during my free time. I love going back home to spend quality time with my family in Los Angeles, and I enjoy time spent socializing and laughing with friends.

I am humbled by the opportunity to work collaboratively with my clients to cultivate their more vibrant and fulfilling lives!

Education

B.A. in Psychology: California State University, Northridge

 

M.A. in Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University

 

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University

 

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