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Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2. You will be transferred to a crisis support line
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Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at
1-800-273-8255

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(949) 824-5223

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Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Senior Staff Psychologists

Home 9 About Us 9 Meet Our Staff 9 Senior Staff Psychologists
Annie Ahn, Ph.D.

Annie Ahn, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Anushree Belur, Psy.D.

Anushree Belur, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Jennifer Bessel, Ph.D

Jennifer Bessel, Ph.D

Senior Staff Pyschologist

Cynthia R. Canul, Ph.D.

Cynthia R. Canul, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Christine Catipon, Psy.D.

Christine Catipon, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Diana Chan, Psy.D.

Diana Chan, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Nicole Chow, Psy.D.

Nicole Chow, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Yuri Choi, Ph.D.

Yuri Choi, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Jessica Eldridge, Ph.D.

Jessica Eldridge, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Jonathan Flojo, Ph.D.

Jonathan Flojo, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Elmer Guardado, Psy. D.

Elmer Guardado, Psy. D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Tatiana Richard-Kassar, Psy.D.

Tatiana Richard-Kassar, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Mary Pat Kelly, Ph.D.

Mary Pat Kelly, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Shaozhuan Li, Ph.D.

Shaozhuan Li, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Debbie Liu, Ph.D.

Debbie Liu, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Stephanie Loftis, Psy.D.

Stephanie Loftis, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Pavaninder S. Mann, Ph.D.

Pavaninder S. Mann, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Shruti Mukkamala, Ph.D.

Shruti Mukkamala, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D.

Jessica R. Ortega, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist & C.O.A.C.H. Program Coordinator

Kanwarjit Pahwa, Ph.D.

Kanwarjit Pahwa, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Ylena D. Shayne, Psy.D.

Ylena D. Shayne, Psy.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Suan Stapatyanon, Ph.D.

Suan Stapatyanon, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Spurty Surapaneni, Ph.D.

Spurty Surapaneni, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

Weather the Changes in Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Taking Care of your Emotional Health in an Emergency

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic and continued concerns around anti-Black and anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.