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Shelia Clark
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
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Shelia Clark

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Let's Connect (661) 524-9393
I have been active in mental health care for over 40 years, currently specializing in PTSD and other trauma issues. I began trauma-informed psychotherapy by servicing children under the care of the Department of Children's Services. Through Play Therapy to address immediate traumatic experiences, I gained an understanding of the brain development across the human growth years. As I became expert in treatment of all ages, I learned that untreated trauma was the underlying cause of chronic anxiety, panic attacks, depression, many somatic medical problems, and cognitive learning difficulties.
Through Mindful Cognitive Therapy, we focus upon your ability to experience what is happening in the present without a trauma reaction: not rushing to judgement, not making assumptions about the event or the other individuals, not filtering the experience through traumatic beliefs.
Treatment uses somatic approaches, adapted for telehealth. With relaxation & breathing, you learn "embodied mindfulness" to resolve the traumatic impact on the nervous system and brain. You learn the science behind the neurobiological and somatic trauma, gaining a sense of safety in your sensations (emotional and physical), feeling at home in your body.
Call or Shelia Clark now for a free 15 minute consultation - (661) 524-9393

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Shelia Clark, Ph.D.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 524-9393

Grass Valley, CA 95945

COVID-19 statement: No office services. I only provide telehealth sessions. Medicare covered. Some insurances are covered as well.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Depression 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (661) 524-9393

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Shelia Clark, Ph.D.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 524-9393

Grass Valley, CA 95945

COVID-19 statement: No office services. I only provide telehealth sessions. Medicare covered. Some insurances are covered as well.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Depression 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Health Net
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Kern Legacy
  • Medicare
  • MHN | Health Net
  • SISC
  • WellCare
  • Out of Network
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I bill cash payments by Square secure website by which you pay via credit card.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
"
I bill cash payments by Square secure website by which you pay via credit card.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY13425
  • In Practice for 44 Years
  • Attended United States International University, Ph.D., Graduated 1991
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Founding Director of California Family Counseling Network, Inc. (www.cfcninc.org).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
"
Founding Director of California Family Counseling Network, Inc. (www.cfcninc.org).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Through treatment adapted for telehealth, you will learn and be guided through techniques of progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, vagus nerve activation, and fascia network trauma release. These somatic interventions are combined with cognitive therapy approaches.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
"
Through treatment adapted for telehealth, you will learn and be guided through techniques of progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, vagus nerve activation, and fascia network trauma release. These somatic interventions are combined with cognitive therapy approaches.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Energy Psychology
  • I do not accept single males, children, teens
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
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I use an integrated approach which I have termed "IN SYNC" based upon evidenced-based treatment models. View videos: www.cfcninc.org/treatment-process
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
"
I use an integrated approach which I have termed "IN SYNC" based upon evidenced-based treatment models. View videos: www.cfcninc.org/treatment-process
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

Shelia Clark, Ph.D.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 524-9393

Additional Location

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(661) 524-9393
"
COVID-19 statement: No office services. I only provide telehealth sessions. Medicare covered. Some insurances are covered as well.
Call for a free consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
"
COVID-19 statement: No office services. I only provide telehealth sessions. Medicare covered. Some insurances are covered as well.
Call for a free consultation now - (661) 524-9393
Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2024