About Dr. Schwartz
As a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical child, adolescent, and adult psychology and developmental neuropsychology, I offer diagnostic and therapeutic services for children through adults who have emotional, social, anxiety, behavioral, learning, or neurodevelopmental issues. Typically, I see children, adolescents, or adults who have one or more of the following: anxiety or panic, depression or sadness, difficulty maintaining attention, hyperactivity or impulsivity, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, trouble managing anger, low self-esteem, defiant behavior, poor academic or work performance, trouble coping with stress, neurodevelopmental delays, and social difficulties. Building trust and providing a caring environment is an integral part of therapy. Therapy will be tailored to the individual needs of you and/or your child.
I am bilingual and speak English and Spanish.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California and have been providing psychological services in the Ventura County area for over twenty years. I received my doctorate from the University of Georgia and completed my clinical internship and postdoctoral clinical psychology and neuropsychology training at Camarillo State Hospital and Developmental Center. I am certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, have a Certificate of Professional Qualification from the Association of State and Provincial Boards, and am a credentialed school psychologist. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, Ventura County Psychological Association, and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Some people search for a psychologist to seek advice or consultation while others seek counseling, therapy, understanding, support solving problems, or even help learning new skills. There is great variety in the reasons to seek help, the type of help needed, and severity of the problem. At times, it can be as simple as adjusting to the unexpected curve ball or a road block on life’s path.
Making a decision to see a psychologist can feel overwhelming especially if you are doing it for the first time. You may be upset with yourself because you feel you should be able to handle any problem on your own. Or, you may worry that friends or family will judge you for deciding to seek help. It may be that you are not sure how to make the leap and find a psychologist.
Step back and take a deep breath. You have an active role in the path your psychological care will take and whether that path involves change. Positive change can be big or small. You may alter lifelong behaviors or thought patterns, adjust a viewpoint, or find that no alterations are needed. You have already started down your path. Now, continue down the path of positive change, help shape it, and embrace it.
License # PSY13534