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 issues, 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.