OUR CLINICAL TEAM
Dr. Timothy R. Lynch is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 13 years of experience providing clinical evaluations, testing and psychological treatment. He has extensive training in risk assessment, public safety evaluations, fitness evaluations, also known as competency for trial assessments for both military and civilian courts. He is a trauma-trained psychologist and has assessed & treated several hundred US Military service members and their spouses and families at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Calif since 2008. He is a former US Army combat deployed officer and specializes in the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress. I have worked with members of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps with PTSD, mild traumatic brain disorder, and chronic pain and am trained in EEG Neurofeedback and re-exposure therapies such as EMDR and Prolonged Exposure.
Dr. Stacy Kim Johnston's Theoretical Orientation is a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral and Insight-Oriented frameworks depending on the client’s needs. “I treat each client as a respected individual and take a humanistic, psycho-educational, coach-like approach. I strongly believe that every human being has inner strengths, some unrecognized, and that exploring and building upon these strengths (versus focusing on pathology) is what can lead individuals to a more balanced life, rich with happiness &fulfillment. I personally strive to live each day in a meaningful way and look forward to helping others do the same.” Specialty areas include: marital and couples counseling, divorce mediation, co-parenting, anger management, communication skills and building self-esteem.
Divorce Mediation Service – to educate divorcing spouses and help them walk through all the court-required decision points that will need to be mutually agreed upon in order to obtain an uncontested divorce (including custody arrangements and separating property and assets). Upon agreement on all relevant issues, spouses will each receive a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that can be presented to the judge. (This specialized service is designed to avoid the cost of two separate attorneys and long, drawn-out divorce proceedings.)
Co-Parenting Program -designed to help parents minimize anger, avoid parental alienation and increase co-parenting techniques and cooperation. The two main purposes of this program are to maintain what is in the best interest of the children and to resolve conflict out of court.
Dr. Lamb is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She began pursuing her calling in psychology in 2006. Since then, Dr. Lamb has had experience conducting psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, as well as facilitating group therapy and administering psychological and educational testing. She began her clinical work at The Winston School, a private school geared towards enabling students with various learning differences and psychological concerns to complete high school. Dr. Lamb provided group and individual psychotherapy. She also administered psychological testing, including achievement tests that were included in individual education plans. Since then she has spent the past five years working in an outpatient private practice setting, where she has treated a broad array of conditions. Her specialties include health issues, trauma and chronic pain. She works with adults, adolescents, pre-teens and couples. Dr. Lamb strives to empower her clients to achieve change by using the latest research coupled with a warm and practical style.
"I help Individuals and couples make positive changes in life and develop skills to better manage the issues that may get in the way. I will help you make sense of your difficulties and bring understanding to negative behavior patterns. I have worked with a variety of individuals and couples from multicultural backgrounds with wide-ranging and complex issues of mental health. I am particularly experienced in treating those with a history of trauma, depressive and anxious symptoms, those that interfere with: relationships, academic/work performance or personal creativity. I have training in evidence-based treatments, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have worked in different settings including hospital (inpatient and outpatient) and various non-profit outpatient clinics."
Kelly Gavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families. Kelly utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy and CBT approaches to treat a wide range of challenges related to anxiety, depression, stress management, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, grief and loss, family conflict, and life transitions with the goal of improving relationships, life satisfaction, and overall emotional health and well-being. Kelly also utilizes Mindfulness-Based techniques to further help individuals decrease suffering and develop a greater sense of control and capability to manage everyday life stressors.
Dr. Denisse Tiznado is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She has experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy as well as administering psychodiagnostic, personality, and cognitive testing and assisting primary care providers on interprofessional teams. She was raised in Tijuana, México and is bilingual and bicultural. She completed her PhD at the University of Missouri, Kansas City where she conducted research to evaluate and improve the quality of life of stroke survivors and their caregivers. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Long Beach Healthcare System where she focused on helping individuals with a history of adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use by implementing Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. Her postdoctoral fellowship was at the VA San Diego Healthcare System with emphasis in Geropsychology where she provided psychotherapy & assessment services to older Veterans & their families & caregivers.
Dr. Tiznado has spent the past five years working in a variety of settings including community health centers and VA medical centers. Her specialties are working with individuals with a history of depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use, adjustment difficulties and people experiencing difficulties coping with different life stressors. Dr. Tiznado has extensive experience working with older adults and their families.
She works using a cognitive behavioral framework to assist her clients and provides evidence-based psychotherapies as she integrates research into her practice. She believes in patient-centered care and providing her patients with autonomy to make the changes they want to increase their quality of life.
Kristin Green, LMFT is a strengths-based, trauma-informed clinician. Clinical orientations include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy. Previous clinical experience includes working at a hospice, providing pre and post bereavement services with patients and families, team and community-based behavior modification, crisis management, and safety planning with families in the home and school environments, foster youth and the county child welfare, as well as couples and individuals in a private practice setting. Populations served include children ages 5-12, adolescents 13-23, (specialties - self-identity, and social anxiety), and adults with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. An open-minded approach and the willingness to meet patients where there are at in the stages of change.