Clara I. Aparicio, Psy.D.
I began my clinical work in 2004 after receiving my degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. In 2012, I received my doctorate degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. My clinical experience has included working in community medical and mental health settings, schools, group homes, psychiatric hospitals, justice system, and skilled nursing facilities. I have received training conducting psychological testing in both English and Spanish with children, adolescents, and adults.
Much of my clinical experience has taught me that in order to help my clients work through life-stressors and hardships, I have to act and think beyond the conventional therapist role. Advocating for my clients’ needs has always been a passion of mine. Many times, this has involved working with parents, adult children, partners, school staff, education attorneys, probation officers, spiritual leaders, caregivers and medical professionals. My role is that of a clinical partner, life-coach, and advocate.
My goal is to join you in your journey towards discovering a healthy, productive, and enjoyable state of being. I look forward to building a therapeutic alliance and helping you build on your strengths and discovering new tools to improve your quality of life.