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Kassandra (KC) Galang, MA

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About KC Galang, MA

 

I am currently in my second year of clinical experience working under the supervision of Dr. Jinariu. My experience includes working with children and adolescents within a school-based setting and working with adults and transitional age youth in community counseling settings. I am competent in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I have recently worked at Project Sister Family Services where I provided treatment to survivors of sexual assault (children and adults) and their families. I enjoy providing therapy with faith integration. As a second-generation Filipina-American, I also enjoy exploring cultural and generational backgrounds with my clients. I approach treatment from an existential and humanistic lens with an emphasis on family systems and cultural background.

Education & Training

 

I am currently enrolled in the third year of my doctoral program to earn my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Azusa Pacific University. I received my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in May 2023 and my Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and Honors Humanities at Azusa Pacific University in 2021.

Upon completion of my undergraduate degrees, I worked as a Research Assistant for government grant-funded programs for substance use prevention in youth populations. I have created various trainings geared towards mental health awareness, crisis management and intervention, active listening, and co-occurring disorders.

I am trained in the following Evidence Based Treatments: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Seeking Safety, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I also have additional training in The Gottman Method (Level 1 and Level 2), Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse, Play Therapy, Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, Suicide Prevention, and Safety Planning.

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