Yesenia Marroquin, Ph.D., obtained her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited School Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine/ Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), with a specialized focus in Adolescent Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Marroquin is completing an APA-accredited postdoctoral training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry outpatient clinic, where she is receiving advanced training in evidence-based treatments with youth who are survivors of trauma and emotionally dysregulated adolescents with histories of self-harm and suicidality. Further, she provides consultation-liaison services on the Harbor-UCLA pediatric inpatient unit, meeting with youth who have survived traumatic events. She particularly enjoys learning about and creating developmentally-sensitive interventions, including play-based interventions, in order to facilitate the youth’s understanding of skills taught (e.g., affective education; coping strategies).
Dr. Marroquin is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for adolescents who are struggling with emotion dysregulation and have histories of self-harm and suicidality.
In addition, Dr. Marroquin has been trained in Incredible Years (IY), an evidence-based treatment for school-aged children who have difficulties managing their own behaviors. Dr. Marroquin has also been trained at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, TX in the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. Dr. Marroquin’s clinical and research interests include the delivery of culturally and linguistically informed therapy and assessment services to bilingual (Spanish/English) youth and families, trauma-informed care, and client-centered obesity interventions for adolescents and their families.
Dr. Marroquin is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Marroquin is located at both the Torrance and Glendale offices.