Dr. Jocelyn Levitan
Obtaining my combined Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School psychology afforded a diverse and multi-disciplinary training experience. My background uniquely prepared me to utilize an integrated approach to treatment: I am creative and collaborative in my therapeutic approach, adapting evidenced-based practices to meet the specific needs and strengths of each individual or family. In addition to providing psychotherapy to children, adults, groups, and families, I conduct full psychological assessments to assist in obtaining appropriate accommodations, to aid in comprehensive diagnosis, or to gain a better understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses.
My specialization is working with children and families coping with trauma and adversity including family conflict, divorce, bullying, grief and loss, and child abuse. I have a deep appreciation for the need to foster resilience during the recovery process. In addition to working with victims of trauma, I am also passionate about helping clients struggling with other difficulties, such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, learning differences, parenting challenges, and relationship problems.
Outside of my practice, I serve as the co-chair of the Child & Adolescent Development Special Interest Group for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association.
Education and Training
Dr. Levitan received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology from the University of California - Santa Barbara. She completed her predoctoral internship at Children's Institute Inc. in Los Angeles.
Previously, Dr. Levitan has received training at the Child Abuse Listening and Mediation center (CALM), Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UCSB, and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Levitan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Synergy Psychological Inc. (PSY27318).
Areas of speciality include the following:
Grief & Loss
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Individual Therapy
- Couples & Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Psychological Assessment
- Consultation & Training