I am a multi-cultural Asian American Psychologist who was raised in Southern California. As a first-generation college student, I was shown the importance of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, to accomplish a goal. Through contemplation of my strengths (and areas of growth), I chose a profession in which passion and intention are crucial. These qualities are ones I hope you will encounter during our work together in therapy. Like your physical health, your mental health is also important. I work with individuals struggling with a variety of life challenges; ranging from depression, anxiety, chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), co-occurring disorders, co-dependency, domestic violence, grief and loss, anger management, and stress.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California (PSY32993), I am trained in providing evidenced-based treatments for a range of concerns. As a doctoral trained psychologist, I bring many years of academic training and multiple years of supervised clinical training to help work with people who are struggling, suffering, or feeling frustrated. My fellowship training was completed at the CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, at Mule Creek State Prison, where I focused on treating incarcerated males and transgender females who had committed an offense/violation and were experiencing difficulties with their mental health.
During my informal post-doctoral fellowship training at Mule Creek State Prison, we worked with individuals suffering from a range of co-morbid issues, from complex trauma to substance use and psychosis. Prior to moving to Northern California, I completed my pre-doctoral internship with the CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation System at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. There, I worked with incarcerated male and transgender female inmates on the maximum-security yard addressing issues with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and chronic medical conditions.
Throughout my training, I’ve had the opportunity to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Emphasized in my academic and clinical training was the importance of developing trust and instilling change through a working therapeutic relationship. When used together, they can serve to be powerful tools to help foster growth. I believe everyone needs to be cared for, validated, and supported during challenging moments in their lives. With that mindset, I apply it to my work in corrections and the community. Technology has provided me the opportunity to continue to serve my community, by giving members access to care via online therapy. In working together, I hope to instill in you tools you can use to make positive changes in your life.
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- Dr. Lomibao
Madaline Lomibao, Psy.D.
Professional Training (Residencies and Formal Internships)
Mule Creek State Prison, CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Informal Post-doctoral Fellowship (2020-2021)
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, APA Accredited Internship (2019-2020)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine, CA (2020)
Master of Arts (M.A.), in Clinical Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine, CA (2019)
Lomibao, M. (2019). An Investigation into Burnout and
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Mental Health Professionals Working with Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in Forensic Settings (Order No. 12902536). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2305527270).
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