Sharon L Teruya

Psychologist, PhD

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Sharon L Teruya, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica
(626) 344-8993

Sharon L Teruya

Psychologist, PhD


Location

1448 15th Street
Suite 203
Santa Monica, California 90404
(626) 344-8993

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I am known for working well with individuals who are shy and who may be fearful of entering therapy. I have a specialization in the diagnosis/assessment and treatment of AD/HD and learning disorders such as dyslexia. My therapeutic approach is primarily cognitive behavioral. Pragmatism describes my approach to treatment. Management of chronic mental illness, and adjustment issues relating to ethnic/cultural/generational and religious issues are also areas which I specialize in. I believe that at times addressing questions pertaining to meaning in life can be as important as changing behavioral patterns and emotions.

I view individuals wholistically and within their environmental and social context. Specific treatment modalities I use are ultimately dependent upon the needs of each individual and the established scientific efficacy of a particular therapeutic intervention. I will be happy to work in conjunction with a psychiatrist or other physician.

I work as Learning Disabilities Specialist at Santa Monica College. I have assisted students in receiving testing accommodations on the SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Bar Exam, MCAT, and DAT. I have worked as a LD Specialist at UCLA, the University of Hawaii, and UC Berkeley. I was a Psychology Professor for over 12 years.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License and State: PSY17431 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
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Location

1448 15th Street
Suite 203
Santa Monica, California 90404
(626) 344-8993

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Psychoeducational Testing
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017
Sharon L Teruya, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica

Sharon L Teruya

Psychologist, PhD