Take the risk to learn about the magic that’s in your heart.
Believe in yourself and become aware that
you can do what you really want to […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Anxiety, Depression, Kids, Psychotherapy|0 Comments


Back to school emotions tend to exacerbate psychological problems. Anxiety, depression and excitement are intertwined. Imagine students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) with all […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|ADHD, Bullying Behavior, Depression, Kids|0 Comments


Everyone feels sad, blue or down-in-the-dumps on occasion. You may even feel “depressed”. However, diagnosable depression is much more intense and interferes with your daily […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Depression|0 Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience deficits in social communication, have narrow, fixated interests, stereotypic repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities. Their problems range on […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Autism Spectrum|0 Comments


Back to school butterflies are a natural phenomenon. The two most frequent words I am hearing in my psychology practice about back to school […]

By |August 24th, 2015|ADHD, Kids|0 Comments

Brian – Creative Synthesis of His Play Therapy

This article discusses a case of a youngster and family as they
transitioned from active chemical dependency and moved towards sobriety. The author uses a […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Play Therapy|0 Comments

Off to Kindergarten

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it. 


Barbara Pedalino PsyD | Licensed Clinical Psychologist #27163
Phone:  760-702-0878

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By |August 10th, 2015|Kids, Preschool|0 Comments

Ask Dr. Barb: What is Play Therapy?

Dear Parents & Colleagues,
As adults, sometimes we have certain feelings inside… and we just don’t have the words to express them.
Sometimes, we have certain feelings […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Kids, Parenting, Play Therapy|0 Comments

Addressing Loss Through Psychotherapy

News from Coachella Valley’s Integrated Health Community
Medical News  July/August 2015
By Barbara Pedalino, PsyD
Psychotherapy generally focuses on change and growth. Why then, would senior adults seek treatment […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Psychotherapy, Spotlight on Seniors|0 Comments

Bullying Behavior

Play as an Interview Technique to Research Bullying Behavior
By Barbara R. Pedalino, PsyD

The Bully
So you’re back again
Showing your face
Striking out.
You’re very familiar
You disguised yourself well
Until […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Bullying Behavior, Kids|0 Comments