Dr. Deckman (PSY 31545) is a licensed clinical psychologist who exclusively uses Telehealth Services for the treatment of a variety of psychological disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She provides therapy to clients ranging in age from pre-adolescence to older adults, including couples and families. She has received extensive training treating anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, OCD, PTSD, and stressor-related disorders. During treatment, Dr. Deckman uses a secure, HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform in order to provide therapy for individuals who prefer remote treatment for a variety of reasons, such as convenience, privacy, lack of services nearby,
etc. In addition, Telehealth psychotherapy may also serve as a great stepping stone for people who experience intense anxiety or panic whenever they leave their house. In this context, Dr. Deckman is able to bring treatment directly to people from the comfort of their own homes. Therapy conducted via Telehealth has also been found by researchers to be similarly as effective as in-person therapy.
Dr. Deckman treats clients from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation, which includes evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 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, Dr. Deckman incorporates mindfulness-based techniques, a variety of coping skills, and DBT skills in order to facilitate recovery. She works collaboratively with clients with the goal of empowering people to make effective changes in their lives. She also strives 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 at 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 the VA in Loma Linda treating Veterans suffering from general mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.), dual diagnoses (e.g., severe mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorders), and PTSD caused by sexual assault,
combat, and IPV. Dr. Deckman has received formal training in CBT, ACT, DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and in providing treatment via Telehealth Services. 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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