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About

DANUSIA NEDILSKYJ, PH.D

(she/her/ella)

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California (PSY #24574). While I enjoy working with a variety of issues and concerns, some of my specialty areas include trauma, interpersonal relationships and communication, identity development, and whole person care. I work primarily with transition-aged individuals ages 18-25 who are learning to navigate the world as adults, as well as with young adults (26-40) struggling with different phases of life. Maybe you've just become a new parent, experienced a loss or change in your career, or have a health issue that's leaving you feeling a little unsettled. These are all really important matters that you don't have to face alone. 

As a bilingual (Spanish speaking) and bicultural therapist, I am a firm believer that  being  culturally informed is a critical component for respectful and effective treatment. As a daughter of immigrants myself, I am committed to connecting with the minority community by working with other daughters and sons of immigrants. If this sounds like you, my hope is to help you explore your own unique identities and intersectionalities, and help break the stigma of mental health within your own culture. 

DANUSIA NEDILSKYJ, PH.D
DANUSIA NEDILSKYJ, PH.D

While I use an integrative, evidence-based approach to help my clients reach their goals, I also make sure to prioritize your needs and will tailor  treatment in a way that’s based on your unique strengths. Strong evidence and research supports the idea that by creating a safe and supportive environment, you are able to explore options, learn practical tools, and emerge from the transition with new skills, insights and personal strength. Each one of you is unique and as such, deserves compassion and understanding. Having said that, I also provide gentle yet firm guidance and may challenge you to confront discomfort as an avenue for personal growth. I use both traditional talk therapy modalities that are trauma-informed, and also somatic (body-based) therapies to support people in creating meaningful lives that reflect their values. I am a Level 1 and 2 trained Brainspotting therapist, which is considered to be a fast and efficacious treatment for optimal results. Brainspotting focuses on learning how to regulate our nervous system and listen to our own body’s inner wisdom.  Click here to learn more about Brainspotting.

Education: Dr. Nedilskyj obtained her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Pediatric Psychology from Loma Linda University. She also completed an APA accredited two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine, which means she has specialty training and experience in working with young adults. In her twelve plus years of practice, she has had the pleasure of sharing her experience and knowledge across different roles including staff psychologist and clinical supervisor for local community mental health clinics, an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, newsletter co-editor for the California Latinx Psychological Association, and is currently a clinical supervisor to Marriage and Family Therapy trainees at Pepperdine University Community Counseling Clinic.  She has maintained a private practice since 2013 and has enjoyed serving the Southern California region, mainly Long Beach and its neighboring

cities. During her free time, Dr. Nedilskyj loves to explore new  places

and cultures, play the piano, read, and spend time both at home and outdoors with friends and family. 

Image by Thanuj Mathew

Specialties

Anxiety
Depression
Self-Esteem
Trauma

Self-doubt/Imposter Syndrome
The First Generation Experience

 

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