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Christina Hassija, Ph.D.

Director, CCC & Clinical Supervisor

Christina Hassija, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Hassija received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming, an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program, under a scientist-practitioner framework. Dr. Hassija’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral and she has obtained extensive training in evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, particularly mood and anxiety disorders.

During her graduate training, she received specialized training in the theory and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. As part of this training, she provided evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments, such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is very well skilled in their associated techniques, such as coping skills acquisition, relapse prevention, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and mindfulness.

Dr. Hassija completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral clinical internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, which provided her with specialized training with diverse Veteran populations with PTSD and comorbid conditions, such as substance use disorders, in residential and outpatient settings. Dr. Hassija received postdoctoral training at the National Center for PTSD - VA Palo Alto Health Care System and obtained specialized experience working with Veteran PTSD populations in outpatient mental health settings and via telemedicine. Dr. Hassija specializes in the treatment of the following disorders: PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, couples issues and substance use disorders.


Michael Lewin, Ph.D.

Clinical Supervisor & Director, MS Clinical/Counseling

Michael R. Lewin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Lewin received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University, an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program. Dr. Lewin’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral.

Dr. Lewin completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he received training in adult and child psychotherapy. Dr. Lewin also has extensive training in treatment of emotional disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Lewin completed two post-doctoral fellowships in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, one at the University of Oklahoma (1 year) and one at UCLA (2 ½ years).


Stacy Forcino, Ph.D.

Clinical Supervisor

Stacy Forcino, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Forcino graduated from Idaho State University’s APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, where she received training from a scientist-practitioner model. During her graduate training she gained specialized training and experience in child clinical psychology, including running two clinical outcome trials of a manualized parent management training protocol for the treatment of childhood conduct problems.

Dr. Forcino completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. There she received training in behavioral pediatrics, which focuses on the implementation of empirically derived behavioral treatment technology for developmental and behavioral issues of childhood and adolescence. She provided outpatient mental health services to children and adolescents and also participated in interdisciplinary hospital-based clinics for children with neurobehavioral, developmental, and medical disabilities. Dr. Forcino completed her postdoctoral training at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic and Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE where she continued specialized training in the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent developmental and mental health issues, as well as interdisciplinary work in pediatrics.

In addition to supervising students in the Masters in Clinical/Counseling Program, Dr. Forcino maintains an independent private practice in Apple Valley, CA. She specializes in developmental and behavioral issues encountered by children, adolescents, and their families, including oppositional behavior, ADHD, aggression/anger, anxiety, depression, habit disorders (e.g., Tourette’s, trichotillomania), and sleep and toileting problems. She sees children who are typically developing as well as children with different development, such as those on with Autism Spectrum Disorder.