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San Clemente Psychological Services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Children, Teens, And Families

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About Dr. Bridgette Atallah, PsyD

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Dr. Atallah is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than ten years of experience providing therapy for a variety of psychiatric concerns. While she has experience treating a wide range of problems, Dr. Atallah has particular specialties in anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, etc), school refusal, depression, anger, stress management, and difficult life transitions. Dr. Atallah provides therapy to individuals, couples, children, teens, and families. 

Dr. Atallah uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment model, which is a well-researched, effective type of therapy for many disorders. She helps her patients to identify goals develop coping skills, establish hope, and feel empowered. Dr. Atallah approaches treatment as a collaborative process, with an open, non-judgmental style. She strives to be direct and transparent with her patients, working together with them as partners in the treatment process. Dr. Atallah believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship with her patients is a critical foundation for future change. She truly appreciates the effort and bravery her patients display in seeking treatment, and she enjoys helping her patients create happier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Atallah currently remains actively involved in the community and engages in regular professional development and consultation. Dr. Atallah is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) as a Diplomate. ACT is the only certifying organization that evaluates clinician's skills in CBT and awards certification based on performance and knowledge. Dr. Atallah is also actively involved in the Orange County Psychological Association, and was the President of OCPA in 2016. Dr. Atallah received her doctoral degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco. She completed a prestigious predoctoral internship at Pacific Clinics, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). This is important because APA accreditation is awarded only to programs which meet a high standard of training. Dr. Atallah’s experience has been comprehensive, and included working at a VA hospital in the PTSD clinical team; working with individuals with brain injuries; working with veterans with substance use disorders; working in outpatient mental health clinics; working with teens in school-based setting; and working with individuals in substance use recovery.