Dr. Kathleen Carroll-Wray

PsyD

I am a clinical psychologist, specializing in psychological testing and therapy for children, adolescents and college students.

Clinical Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I love "pushy parents," who feel as though they live in IEP meetings, and on the phone with healthcare providers. I love parents who push for their children, because who else will? Similarly, I love working with young people who have "behavioral problems," "worry too much," have "big emotions," or struggle socially. My clients are typically too smart, too creative and under-appreciated or misunderstood.

My Background and Approach

As a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, my clinical work and research emphasizes the mind-body connection. I am a warm, relationships-focused therapist, who will ask a lot of questions geared towards increasing self-worth. I offer practical tools for increasing the parasympathetic response, emotional regulation and improved executive functioning (needed for anxious and neuro-diverse clients).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Self-report measures included in psychological testing typically measure behaviors and associated distress. An example question looks like: "does your child have tantrums?" (yes/no). Alongside the question, there is a rating scale: "how much does it bother you?" (1-5). It's not about the behavior. It's the second question: does it bother you? Some kids sleep in their parents beds far longer than they "should," there actually aren't "bad emotions," and therapy only works when you don't feel judged. A therapist is not there to determine which behaviors are bad, but rather to support you in addressing your goals. I want all of the folks I work with to feel supported in figuring out what they actually need, as opposed to what they think they "should."

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $200 - 200/session

Info

323-306-0736 Email Dr. Kathleen
680 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

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