Leticia J. Chavez, PsyD

What should your client know about you?

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents who are coping with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also work effectively with individuals experiencing situational stressors such as bereavement, relationship conflicts, or loss. In a supportive and confidential environment, I help clients reduce emotional distress, understand problematic behaviors, and develop tools to improve their quality of life.

What is your approach to therapy?

I employ a multi-theoretical approach to treatment, integrating various frameworks to conceptualize the client’s presenting problem and clinical needs.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients will develop/further develop an ability to examine patterns of thought and associated emotional and behavioral responses in an attempt to modify the presenting problem. In addition, treatment will serve to develop healthy, adaptive coping mechanisms that a client can utilize to manage symptoms or other concerns.

What was your path on becoming a psychologist?

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University and my doctorate in Forensic Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate history, I worked with varying populations such as survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I continue to seek training in different therapeutic approaches, such as trauma-focused, in order to enhance the treatment I provide to others.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Cultural/Ethnic Issues
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Pain Management
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Victims of Abuse, Assault, Trauma

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Problem Solving


Clinical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic



  • Individual Therapy

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