Dr. King is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment, therapy, and consultation, and maintains a private practice in San Antonio, TX.
With over 15 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist, and having earned her Ph.D. at the University of Palo Alto/Stanford Consortium , she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of patients. Among her areas of expertise are : Crisis Intervention, Anxiety and Depression, PTSD, Military Issues, LGBT (esp. Transgender), Couples' Work, Transitional Youth (Age 18-25), Special Issues Affecting Creativity, Spiritual Concerns, and Bereavement (including Animal Companion Loss)
Dr. King also teaches part time at local universities in Psychology, Literature, and Writing Depts. Additionally, she is an Asst. Clinical Professor teaching Psychodiagnostics at UTHSC Med School, and is active in Community Psychology (Crisis Intervention at The Center for Healthcare Services, and work with the Homeless and with Battered Women).Dr. King has held the position of Director of Clinical Training for the Dept. of Public Health/Mobile Crisis in San Francisco. She also volunteers with animals and advocates for better awareness of the Human-Animal Bond.
Dr. King has been trained analytically (particularly Object Relations) during her residency at the University of California SF,, but has also respecialized in cognitive and interpersonal modalities that are interactive, solution-focused and evidence-based. She has taken additional coursework in the interaction between neurobiology and psychology in an effort to understand emotional dysregulation and regulation and how these relate to life problems. Dr. King also provides Assessment, based on extensive training, in Neuropsychology, Personality, Cognitive/IQ, Learning Disabilities.
Keywords that describe her way of working with patients: Compassion, Humility, Honesty (and, yes, expertise!)
Education : Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology-CA), M.A.(Literature- CA), B.A. (NY)
Licenses, Certifications, Awards, Affiliations:
*TX: Licensed Clinical Psychologist #33755 (CA: #14773, inactive status)
*CA: Certificate in Neuropsychology
*National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (#51528)
*Distinguished Adjunct Professor (Univ. of San Francisco)
*San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (Member)
*Member: APA, TPA, Bexar County Psychological Association
*Member: Delta Society for the Study of the Human/Animal Bond and Animal-Assisted Therapy