At Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center,

We specialize in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, stress, and related conditions.  We begin each therapeutic relationship with a thorough diagnostic evaluation so that we can truly get to know you, your strengths, your struggles, and your goals.  This will also provide you an opportunity to meet and get to know our counselors, who are licensed professionals trained in helping you take charge and overcome your biggest obstacles.  We're here to help you reach peak mental health performance... because anxiety and stress should not control you.  We provide counseling for adultsadolescents, and children.  We use proven Evidence-Based Treatments to provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy.

Learn more about our counseling services.

In addition to therapy, we offer a variety of psychological testing services, including neuropsychological evaluations, academic testing, therapeutic assessmentsautism evaluations, and vocational assessments.  Our evaluations are specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.  We want you to walk away from testing with a greater understanding of yourself and your abilities.  When testing is complete, you will be provided specific feedback with recommendations by a licensed psychologist.  For employers, we also offer pre-employment evaluations.

Learn more about our psychological testing services.

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Conditions We Treat

At Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center, we specialize in psychological testing and the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and stress-related conditions such as:

  • Adjustment Disorder / Difficulty Adjusting to Life Events 

  • Agoraphobia

  • Anxiety / Worry / Stress

  • Chronic Pain / Medical-Related Anxiety and Other Issues

  • Depression / Sadness

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Insomnia

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder

  • Phobias / Extreme Fears

  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) / Acute Stress Disorder

  • Selective Mutism (SM)

  • Social Anxiety

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Who We Are

 

Dr. Carissa Douglas, PsyD

Psychological assistant

(PSB94021524)

Supervised by Clarissa Gosney, Psy.D. (PSY29633)

Dr. Douglas has a passion working with children and adolescents.  She specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, substance use, and working with military families.  She also specializes in working with clients diagnosed with Selective Mutism (SM).

Dr. Douglas received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Alhambra.  She has training and experience in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Seeking Safety.  Dr. Douglas has a passion working with children and adolescents.  She specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, substance use, and working with military families. 

After Graduating from CSPP, she worked in the school system for the Department of Defense as a School Psychologist and Guidance Counselor on a military base in Japan.  This gave Dr. Douglas the opportunity to provide psychoeducational testing services and assist children and their families through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504-plan processes.  Dr. Douglas assisted teachers in finding ways to support children in the classroom.  She also provided counseling services to military families and seminars to parents regarding various mental health topics.

Dr. Douglas was the program director at an adolescent treatment center which specializes in assisting adolescents with depression, anxiety, and substance use.  She worked closely with the adolescents and their families providing individual, family, and group therapy services to help the teens find ways to be successful at home and in the community.

 
 
 
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Anna Fadem, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and family therapist

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Anna Fadem specializes in treating children and adolescents who have experienced childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral challenges.

Ms. Fadem is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She has provided treatment through school-based support services, collaborating with schools and families to provide the best support for students’ academic, social, and behavioral goals.

Ms. Fadem has experience in individual, family and group therapies. She has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She integrates art, play, music, and biblio-therapy into her work with youth. She utilizes a holistic approach with clients by integrating mindfulness and healthy lifestyle modification into her treatment. Ms. Fadem also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego, and works to promote the mission of mental health in our community. 

 
 
 
Dr. Clarissa Gosney, PsyD

Dr. Clarissa Gosney, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

PSY 29633

Dr. Gosney specializes in psychological testing and in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and depression in children, adolescents, and adults. She also specializes in working with clients diagnosed with Selective Mutism (SM). 

Dr. Gosney received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, San Diego.  She has training and experience in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She also has training and experience in the use of biofeedback therapy to help manage anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Prior to her doctoral studies, she obtained her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy while working as a Special Education teacher and Student Services Coordinator in both public and charter school systems. She has experience in providing individual, couples, and family therapy to clients of all ages.

Dr. Gosney has training and experience in treating Selective Mutism (SM) using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM) skills, and provides individual and family treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with Selective Mutism.  She has worked as a Counselor at Mighty Mouth, a 4-day intensive therapy program for children with Selective Mutism, and plans to begin an intensive program for children and youth with SM in Southern California in the near future.

 
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