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Bernadette Di Toro, PsyD

Bernadette Di Toro, PsyD Children, Adolescents, Adults

Professional Statement

Dr. Di Toro is a CA-licensed Clinical Psychologist and Gerontologist (Aging specialist). She is integrative in her approach and works with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. Dr. DI Toro earned a Bachelor degree from Lehigh University in psychology, anthropology, and health and human development, a Master's of Science degree from San Diego State University in Gerontology, a Master's of Arts degree and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has specializations working with complex trauma, nutritional psychology, and the impact of immersive experiences in nature on mental health and overall well -being. Her experience includes forensic work, Alzheimer's Disease research at UCSD, and she has been learning and working within the field of mental health in academic, research and clinical settings for over 25 years. Dr. Di Toro spent almost 10 years in clinical drug research of psychiatric and central nervous system medications and this experience served to motivate her toward more efficacious approaches to treat mental disorders from a whole-person perspective and harm reduction approaches to treatment. She seeks to inspire and empower each person she encounters to become their own healers utilizing holistic practices such as Mindfulness-Based therapies and nutritional therapies to include a complete approach to emotional, mental, somatic and spiritual healing. She seeks to support and inspire each individual to come into alignment through their realizations of self -understanding, identification and impact of traumatic experiences and early conditioning, increasing their overall sense of peace, joy ,and personal fulfillment in their lives. Dr. Di Toro has an intuitive approach to understanding people and the world around her. Her other interests include plants, regenerative agriculture, somatic healing therapies, nature, art and music therapies, breathwork, and psychonutrition (the effect of diet and nutrition on microbiome health and emotional and mental health. She has worked to rehabilitate trauma dogs over the past 15 years and her latest adoptees are twin pups (brother and sister) Oyster and Pearl.

Education


Psy.D in Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University

M.S. in Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University
      
M.A.  in Science Gerontology -  San Diego State University

B.A. in Psychology - Lehigh University

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Shield
Carelon Behavioral Health Strategies
Carelon Behavioral Health, Inc
Cigna
ComPsych
HEALTH NET
KAISER
Magellan
Provider Network of America
SHARP
United Behavioral Health
VHP
WELLFLEET

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