Lina D'Orazio, PhD
Los Angeles, California.
My focus is high-caliber clinical care driven by an empathetic interpersonal approach combined with evidence-based interventions wherein I translate research into practice -- making the science of psychology easily relatable.
My ability to connect with a diverse group of individuals draws from deep experience working with multi-lingual patients of chronic and acute medical and psychiatric problems at hospitals including: Columbia University Medical Center, Brown University's Alpert Medical School, the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine (with a specialty in working with neurology and cancer patients), and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System West Los Angeles Medical Center, where I've worked extensively with veterans.
I believe in client-focused, insightful, and honest humanistic care, and some specialties include: adjustment to change, health problems, stress-management, the creative professional, mindfulness, couples, and families. I also conduct various forms of assessment including neuropsychological, psychodiagnostic, pre-surgical, and pre-treatment evaluations (e.g., bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, deep-brain stimulation, interferon therapy, chemo, radiation, organ transplants).
A two-time recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship, I give talks at national conventions and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
More specialties: individual talk therapy, health psychology, minority psychology (fluency in Spanish), women's psychology, family systems, couple's therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential psychology, psychoeducation, schema therapy, humanistic therapy, existential psychology, interpersonal therapy, program evaluation, cultural competency training, psychological consultation, health psychology consultation, lecturer (health psychology, minority mental health, adolescent development), psychology department policy development