Dr. Marchita Masters
I encompass a broad spectrum of skills including individual, group and family therapy; psychological assessment; substance abuse counseling; stress management; trauma treatment; cognitive therapy; psycho-educational groups; program development and supervision of clinicians and doctoral interns.
My knowledge and experience are vast but my approach is simple!
I use a relaxed approach and I have a warm, comfortable style that allows my clients to feel safe and connected. I like to use humor because laughter is healing, helps break down barriers and aids in the learning process. Therapy is hard work, so we might as well enjoy it.
Over 30 Experience
So, yes I started when I was 10 :)
Seriously, I've been working in my passion for some time now!
I'm a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of therapeutic experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as ethnically diverse populations and the LGBTQ community. I obtained a BA degree in Psychology from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, graduating with honors. In 1986, I traveled to San Diego (because it's beautiful,......I mean ) for graduate studies at United States International University (now Alliant), completing her MA in 1988 and Psy.D. in 1992 at the age of 28.
I've worked in various treatment environments. I listed a few below.
Non-profit community-based organizations
Probation honor camps
Maximum-security juvenile and adult prisons