Angela Patino, MA, Psychological Assistant
Angela Patino is a Doctorate of Psychology, PsyD candidate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University in San Diego. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant in 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Patino received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the California State University of Long Beach. Her clinical experience includes treating “at-risk” and “in-risk” children, adolescents, adults, and elderly with dual-diagnosis at inpatient and outpatient sites. Ms. Patino has worked with individuals experiencing severe and persistent psychiatric disorders, intellectual disabilities, chronic pain, social/emotional and behavioral issues, trauma, and individuals facing loss, grief, and bereavement. She has also served as a Program Coordinator for a tailored day program offering recreational, vocation and continued education programs for adults with disabilities in San Diego county.
In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Patino has an extensive forensic background providing specialized rehabilitative forensic mental health services to various challenging, criminal-justice involved populations. She has also conducted psychological evaluations within the criminal, civil, and family courts. Additionally, Ms. Patino has served as an Assistant Editor for five international scientific journals, including the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse; Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma; Journal of Child Custody; Journal of Family Violence; and Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. She has publications in the areas of child custody, intimate partner violence, and expert witness testimony.
Currently, Ms. Patino is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Registered Psychological Assistant, PSB94022641 working under the supervision of Dr. Silva, PSY22738 at Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic (PNBC). Ms. Patino provides treatment to individuals experiencing symptoms related to chronic pain, mood disturbances, and other issues hindering their daily functioning. She also assists Dr. Silva in conducting neuropsychological evaluations for individuals presenting with possible neurological injuries or other medical conditions. Overall, she specializes in working with individuals from a trauma-informed and multicultural perspective, primarily using a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach along with integrative modalities.
“In the words of Mahatma Ghandi, ‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony’. I look forward to guiding my clients find their journey back towards balance and harmony.”