Julissa Cortes graduated from Pepperdine University’s Psy.D in Clinical Psychology program, focusing her training on child and adolescent psychology. She completed her APA accredited Pre-doctoral Internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, where her training included providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments to children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities and other mental health conditions. She also obtained specialty training in Early Childhood Mental Health.
Ms. Cortes has primarily worked with children and adolescents treating anxiety and mood disorders, as well as trauma, using evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additionally, she received training in relationship-based interventions with young children such as Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children who have experienced trauma or disruptions in attachment, and DIR Floortime therapy for children with developmental challenges. Ms. Cortes has also worked using the Incredible Years (IY) program for children with behavioral and attention difficulties. She also has a training background in neuropsychological assessments working with children and adolescents who had cancer and blood diseases, brain tumors, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and other chronic medical conditions.
Ms. Cortes’s other clinical interests include staying informed on cultural and diversity factors impacting psychological training and practice, and Latino mental health concerns. She also has the ability to conduct psychotherapy in both Spanish and English.
Ms. Cortes is a Registered Psychological Assistant for Dr. Rodney Boone and practices in our Torrance and Glendale offices. Contact her at JCortes@CBTSoCal.com or call (310) 375-4855 ext. 3.