Dr. Khodaparast earned her doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. She has over 15 years in clinical practice providing individual and couple therapy, as well as conducting forensic evaluations for personal injuries, civil cases, immigration evaluations, and pre surgical clearance psychological evaluations. She has also been conducting medical-legal worker’s compensation evaluations as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Since 2014.
Dr. Khodaparast specializes in utilizing psychodynamic orientation and focuses on treating trauma and PTSD including childhood sexual and physical abuse, sexual assault survivors, war trauma, as well as eating disorders, and adoption related issues. She appreciates the complexity of human psyche and understands the process and the importance of “meeting the patients where they are at.” During the treatment, Dr. Khodaparast uses multiple approaches and strategies including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Jungian therapy to help patients to recognize the unconscious thoughts and feelings that effect their decisions and assist them to break their unwanted behavioral patterns.
David Lipsitt, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist providing neuropsychological evaluations, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, and parenting consultations.
With 16 years of experience in neuropsychological and socialemotional assessment, Dr. Lipsitt provides a strengths-based, nonpathologizing approach. He specializes in the impact of emotional wellness on learning and productivity — and vice versa!). If you or your child have difficulty focusing, organizing, controlling impulses, remembering, learning, processing details, seeing “the big picture” or main idea, performing academics, or navigating the social environment, Dr. Lipsitt provides evaluations.
My educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S. in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University. My work experience encompasses extensive experience in mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, multi-substance abuse disorder and assisting with periods of adjustment. I help my clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships that would eventually improve their overall well-beings.
I am aware that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, grounding techniques, mindfulness meditation, and attachment-focused therapy. I have provided both individual, couple, and group therapy to a wide range of individuals. I feel therapy is a journey shared by therapist and client and I strive in creating a safe and inviting space for you to comfortably embark on this journey.
A strong mind results in a healthy and happy life and I want to be the person that helps others achieve that. My training is deeply rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and motivational interviewing. I will utilize techniques that explore your thought process, emotions, and behaviors to assist you in reaching your goals. When working alongside me in treatment, your goals are the utmost important. In therapy, I am supportive to my clients and strive for collaboration.
Furthermore, I have a distinctive interest and expertise in working with culturally and racially diverse individuals.
ABOUT THE DOCTOR
Dr. Kim graduated the top of his class at the Chicago School of Medicine, and graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine Anesthesiology Program and Pain Management Fellowship. He is board certified in Anesthesiology with subspecialty certification in Pain Management.
He served as Clinical Instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine and as an attending physician at the California Pain Medicine Center at UCLA, specializing in research and treatment of RSD and non-surgical as well as minimally invasive surgical treatment of the spine. He has been specializing in Spinal implants and Minimally Invasive Laser Endoscopic Discectomy and served as guest lecturer for Medtronics and Boston Scientific neuromodulation system, and as instructor for Clarus Laser Disc Endoscopy.
Dr. Kim also works closely with physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and pain psychologists to provide comprehensive pain management care in addition to interventional pain treatments to diagnose and manage difficult chronic pain conditions. He performs a wide array of interventional procedures, including epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, SI and facet joint injections, RF neuro-ablations, laser discectomy, trigger point injections, lysis of adhesions, peripheral and Spinal Cord stimulator implantations.
CAROL SPIEGELMAN, D.C., Q.M.E., I.M.E. / CHARLES P. SALANGER, D.C.
Massage therapy, physical therapy, modalities, nutritional supplements, and flexion/traction. We also offer nutritional counseling and weight management. There is an x-ray facility on site.
ABOUT THE DOCTORS AND STAFF
Dr. Spiegelman graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Cum Laude in 1986. She received her diploma from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1985, her Disability Evaluator status in 1991, and was appointed a Qualified Medical Examiner in 1993. She is also an Independent Medical Examiner for the State of California, Health and Welfare Agency, EDD.
Professionally she is affiliated with the California Chiropractic Association and the San Diego County Chiropractic Association. She was selected to contract with Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and Scripps Health to provide chiropractic services to managed care and workers’ compensation patients in 1995. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of industrial, sports, and personal injuries. Dr. Spiegelman is also currently a specialty physician with the Sharp Medical Clinic providing treatment for work related injuries.
Dr. Charles Salanger graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1985. He received his diploma from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1985. He attended the University of Dayton and received a Bachelor Degree in biology from the State University of New York. Professionally, he is affiliated with the California Chiropractic Association, the San Diego County Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Association of California.
Dr. Salanger has a family chiropractic clinic in San Diego where he has been practicing for 15 years. He has completed postgraduate courses associated with auto injuries, sports injuries, work related injuries, and clinical nutrition. The clinic is staffed and equipped for the evaluation and treatment of injuries, nutritional evaluation and counseling, and the promotion of wellness and preventive health care.
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