Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

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Dr. Vangie, otherwise known as the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint's "Educational Informant", has established herself in the field of psychology and education by practicing school psychology in a local school district for the past 16 years. She also teaches at a local university and previously sat on the San Diego County Mental Health Advisory Board.
Dr. Vangie was a double major at UCLA, receiving her Baccalaureate degree in Psychology and African-American Studies before moving back to San Diego and receiving her Masters of Science and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. She has also secured a Doctorate of Psychology in the Educational Psychology. Dr. Vangie has also acquired a Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree from National University. Her vocational experience has contributed to a vast knowledge in human development, psychological processing, cognition, consultation, group and individual counseling, psychological/educational assessment, special education law, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbances, Autism, low incident disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, dual diagnosis and many other factors that may impair academic progression and social/emotional functioning.

Dr. Vangie has been providing counseling services privately since 2009. Metro Educational Consulting and Psychological is centrally located to residents of the metro-San Diego area. Her pleasant demeanor, expertise and unique insight has made Dr. Vangie one of San Diego's most sought after educational psychologists.
Dr. Vangie strives to create collaborative relationships within families and between families and school districts in an effort to support the achievement of emotional wellness and identifying appropriate educational services and supports.  Dr. Vangie provides individual counseling and  family counseling  services that address:
  • Learning Disabilities
    • Identification
    • Independent Educational Evaluations (Second Opinions)
    • Individualized Educational Plan Planing
    • Consultation 
    • Advocacy
  • Gifted Education
    •  Identification
    • Educational Planning
  • Educationally Related Mental Health
    • Social Emotional Assessment
    • Direct Support and Services
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem
    • Bullying (Aggressor / Victim)
    • Behavior Regulation ( Discipline)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism 
  • Student Athletes

Dr. Vangie's approach to service delivery is centered around empowerment. She strives to assist her clients in acquiring the information and gain the confidence to take control of their situation and achieve their vocational and educational goals.  By using Solution Focused, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-Educational and Life Coaching approaches, Dr. Vangie is able to support the personal development and positive change in the clients that she serves.
 Dr. Vangie, mother of three, has a passion for community and is eager to recycle her education, promote community partnering and increase the likelihood of the survival of those individuals that have been compromised (emotionally or otherwise). Her dedication to family, education and the promotion of emotional well-being makes her a great resource and advocate for building community health and education.

Dr. Vangie Akridge Reaches

San Diego CA