I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the use of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and existential approaches to treat patients with a range of medical and mental health challenges. I have a strong interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and other mindfulness-based interventions that help to heal the body and mind. My focus is on collaboration with the goal of assisting patients in adjusting to difficult experiences and achieving a greater sense of well-being, balance and peace in their lives.
I earned both my masters in psychology and my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and have gained experience in a range of settings including private practice, community mental health, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Throughout my training, I have focused on gaining skills that will help people to improve their health starting in early adulthood and as their age advances.
With over a decade of experience in mental health, I have had the opportunity to provide services at some of the most well-respected hospitals in Southern California including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and City of Hope where I served patients facing a range of medical challenges including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS, HIV/AIDS and chronic pain. In addition to my work with medically ill patients, I have successfully worked to help clients who have presented with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, mood disorders and problems with adjustment to life challenges.
Throughout my career, I have had a strong interest in supervision and training. I started as a peer-supervisor during my time at the Pepperdine University Counseling Center, Encino. I then went on to supervise and train practicum students and medical interns at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. At City of Hope, I developed, coordinated and provided supervision for the postdoctoral fellowship program in health psychology. In 2017, I began a training program for marriage and family therapy associates at the Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine where I continued my work as a clinical supervisor. After co-founding the Rowan Center, I returned to the Pepperdine University Community Counseling Center in Encino where I continue to supervise students pursuing their master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
I currently see patients at my private practice office in Westlake Village, California.
For more information about my psychotherapy practice please visit www.stephaniedavidsonpsyd.com.
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