About Dr. Noelle Deckman, PhD


Dr. Deckman is a registered psychological assistant (PSB94024481) working under the supervision of Dr. Atallah. She has received extensive training treating a variety of mental health disorders with individuals across the lifespan. She specializes in treating depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders, and stress-related disorders. Dr. Deckman provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, older adults (65+), couples, and families.

Dr. Deckman treats clients from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation. CBT has been found by researchers to be a highly effective treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders. Depending on the client’s needs, she also incorporates mindfulness techniques,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, and coping skills to facilitate recovery. She works collaboratively with clients with the goal of empowering people to make effective changes in their lives. Dr. Deckman strives to meet clients wherever they are at in their recovery process and works towards instilling hope and meaning back into people’s lives.

Dr. Deckman earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, which is an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university. She completed her APA accredited
predoctoral internship from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Loma Linda Healthcare System. She has received formal training at the Family Justice Center in San Diego treating victims of intimate
partner violence (IPV), North County Lifeline in Vista treating at-risk youth, the VA in La Jolla administering psychological assessments, and at the VA in Loma Linda treating Veterans suffering from PTSD caused by sexual assault, combat, and IPV, dual diagnoses, and general
mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.). Dr. Deckman has received training in CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT, and psychodynamic therapy. Her research interests have included studying the effects of
children’s television on girls’ body image, and, issues surrounding law and ethics related to clinical practice.




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