About Barbara Pedalino, PsyD


 

Clinical Psychologist | California License PSY 27163

 

Dr. Pedalino’s interest in self-esteem spans all ages and involves working with adults experiencing anxiety or depression, children, adolescents, families, and schools. She also specializes in play therapy with children – “their language” – adolescent Barbara-Pedalino-Palm-Desert-Office-4issues, parenting concerns, communication and social skills, ADHD, bipolar disorder, relationship discord,  and grief and loss due to trauma, divorce, illness or death. She has a particular sensitivity to issues seniors may face. She is dedicated to fostering personal responsibility and has conducted extensive research on bullying behavior, which has led to published articles and presentations.

Dr. Pedalino was trained in Humanistic Psychology, a process whereby the uniqueness of the individual is respected and valued as he or she realizes a full potential through the process of change and growth. She also utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach and Reminiscence Therapy. These therapeutic styles, combined with Dr. Pedalino’s creative flair, genuine interest and belief in her clients, facilitate their ability to gain direction, clarity and enhanced self esteem.

After 25 years of clinical experience in the Michigan area, Dr. Pedalino relocated to the desert where she has been practicing since 2006.  She is married, has 4 adult children (1 son and 3 daughters), and 4 grandchildren (2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters).

 

Begin where the learner is;

Not where you would like the learner to be.

DEGREES

DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE IN HUMANISTIC & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Center for Humanistic Studies Graduate School,

  • Renamed Michigan School of Professional Psychology

  • Farmington Hills, MI

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Notice Me—I Am Unique: The Socialization Experience of Fifth Grade Boys Who Display Bullying Behavior

SPECIALIST DEGREE IN HUMANISTIC & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & EDUCATION

  • 2 years post Masters

  • Center for Humanistic Studies, Detroit, Michigan

MASTER OF ARTS IN GUIDANCE & COUNSELING

  • Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

MEMBERSHIPS

Dr. Pedalino believes that networking with colleagues, attending conferences and workshops, and receiving updated mental health literature are integral to her professional work.

In order to maintain a current standing in her field, Dr. Pedalino holds the following memberships:

  • APA                            American Psychological Association

  • CPA                            California Psychological Association

  • APT                            Association for Play Therapy

  • CALAPT                    California Association for Play Therapy

  • CAMFT                      California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Desert CAMFT       CAMFT-Desert Chapter

  • HOPE                        Collaborative for Child Abuse Prevention

  • SAP                            DSUSD Student Assistance Program Advisory

  • WLF                           Women Leaders Forum

  • MiSPP                       Michigan School of Professional Psychology Alumni Association

Barbara Pedalino PsyDLicensed Clinical Psychologist #27163

Phone:  760-702-0878

Fax:       760-770-4445

Email:   drbarb@drbarbpsychologist.com