Kimberly Javier, PhD
Alliant International University
University of California Riverside
I am currently a doctoral candidate majoring in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. I am predominantly psychoanalytically/psychodynamically trained but I am hoping to be more eclectic in my therapeutic approach by utilizing cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. Most recently, I completed my predoctoral internship at Access Institute for Psychological Services in San Francisco where I was trained in and conducted psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy with adults. During this time, I was also an assessment teaching assistant who evaluated adolescents and adults through the use of psychodiagnostic, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment batteries.
Over the course of graduate school, I completed practicum hours at Psychological Services Center where I was an in-school therapist for elementary school children as well as a therapist for adults in a community clinic setting. Finally, for Head Start - Child Start, I supervised practicum-level therapists who were conducting therapy with preschool children in the milieu.
Prior to starting my PhD program at Alliant, I received my BA in Psychology/Law and Society with a minor in Women's Studies from University of California Riverside. I am also experienced in the intake and admissions process, having been an intake specialist at College Hospital in Cerritos for about five years prior to the start of graduate school. I then continued with the psychology path and received my MA in Psychology at Pepperdine University.
I am most passionate about and take pleasure in helping others understand themselves and the world around them, as well as putting in my own work of self-discovery. I believe that BACA offers a wonderful place for this work to begin for young folks, so I am very excited to be a part of the BACA team. My particular areas of interest include the development of young adult identity across intersections, multicultural issues (especially Asian-American issues), the effects of social media on relationships, and interpersonal/romantic relationships. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dog Cherry, cooking, and traveling.