Education and Experience for Dr. Chinchilla

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California (PSY 30451). I hold a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Masters of Science degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Health Administration. I worked in top-rated research universities, federal prisons, county jails, community mental health clinics, and private practice settings. In addition to therapy and coaching, I have experience providing surgical consults, court evaluations, sanity evaluations, crisis interventions, and professional development workshops. 

As a result of my extensive education and experience, I am able to integrate different evidence-based approaches into sessions. I often draw from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI).

I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice, the San Francisco Psychological Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.