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Karen Dimalanta, PhD

Psychologist

"When working with my clients I incorporate compassion, patience, and meeting them where are, moving toward overall goals and the person they want to be. I focus on collaboration and trauma-informed care. I draw upon their strengths and my experience of working with children, teens, and adults using evidenced-based treatment. I focus on being a team with my clients to explore their journey with curiosity and nonjudgement."

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I use a collaborative approach and treatment includes trauma informed care as well as implementation of the body/mind connection drawing upon my Health Coach Certification and Yoga Teacher Certification.

I draw upon my experience of working with BIPOC community and identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander. I also have experience in working with the LGBTQ+ community.

My experience also includes providing clinical supervision for providers seeking licensure, as well as leadership roles with therapists, residents, interns and staff. I have worked in residential settings with children as teens.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Trauma-informed Therapy
  • Stress
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Depression

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

thesecurerelationship.com

Gottman Institute (gottman.com)

Mindfulness/Meditation - Calm app

Brave Space LLC (LGBTQ+ resource)

"Polyvagal Theory Explained Simply" by Sukie Baxter – YouTube video

BIO

Dr. Dimalanta uses a variety of approaches including evidenced based treatment and collaboration with her clients. Primary approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. She incorporates holistic treatment by addressing body and mind treatment including yoga and movement. Dr. Dimalanta is a Certified Health Coach and has a yoga teacher certificate. She has been in practice for 25+ years with children, teens, and adults.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Dr. Dimalanta is a Certified Health Coach and has a yoga teacher certificate. She has been in practice for 25+ years with children, teens, and adults.

Education

  • Ph.D. Alliant International University – Fresno
  • Clinical Psychology
  • MA Alliant International University – Fresno
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Awards

  • ACE Health Coach Certification
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center
  • American Counseling Association
  • EMDRIA