Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

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   Dr. McMullin, Aspire's clinical director, spent her graduate training at PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, specializing in research-supported treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.  She worked within a variety of clinical settings for youth, including residential treatment, schools, and medical clinics, treating children, teens and young adults with attentional, behavioral, autistic spectrum, learning, mood, and anxiety disorders.  Dr. McMullin’s work led her to become an advocate for youth with both learning and psychological disabilities.  She also contributed to Dr. Hans Steiner’s research at Stanford Medical School on the cause and treatment of behavioral/attentional disorders.

During her internship, Dr. McMullin worked within a children’s hospital where she utilized health psychology techniques to aid in medical treatment adherence, adjusting to newly diagnosed chronic illnesses, and providing mental health support to reduce physical symptoms of disease.  The connection between the mind and body is quite strong, and she witnessed the pronounced effect of integrating psychotherapy into medical regimens of youth with chronic illness.  She furthered her health psychology interest by working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California within the Disability Services Program and College Counseling Center.  There she worked with college and graduate students with anxiety, adjustment, depression, and academic problems and advocated for students with disabilities throughout campus.

In her practice, Dr. McMullin specializes in providing individual and family therapy for adolescents, young adults, college students and children.  Her therapeutic approach takes the unique needs of the individual into consideration.  She integrates cognitive-behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and client-centered approaches to psychotherapy into therapeutic work and utilizes a family systems approach to family therapy.  In addition to providing psychotherapy, she conducts psychological testing/evaluation for IEPs and disability diagnoses.
 


Verdant Oak Behavioral Health Reaches

Pasadena CA
Claremont CA