Reena Becerra PhD

Reena Becerra PhD

Psychologist Supervisor

License No: PSY34218

  • Children 0-5
  • Children 6-10
  • Preteens/Tweens 11-13
  • Teens 14-17
  • Young Adults 18-25
  • Adults 26+
  • Family
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment
  • Adoption/Fostering
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Attachment
  • Autism Spectrum D/O
  • Behavior Issues
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental D/O
  • Divorce/Family Changes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • First Responders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGTBQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Military Culture/Veterans
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Time Management
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Acceptance Committment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-Based
  • TF-CBT
  • English

Dr. Becerra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and obtained her Master’s Degree and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at an intensive outpatient facility for substance use disorders in Los Angeles and completed her post-doctoral hours in private practice treating adolescents, couples, and families. For her Ph.D., Dr. Becerra’s research focused on acculturation, mental health symptoms, risk recognition, and danger assessment factors in intimate partner violence survivors.

Dr. Becerra’s professional background focused primarily on providing therapeutic services to child and adult survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) in San Diego. She chaired an advocacy group for women survivors and provided services to case managers, at-risk youth, and a variety of prevention agencies within the community. She has been featured in educational documentary tools for prosecutors, judges, and forensic staff in the field of violence and has worked with child survivors of abuse in camp settings providing hope and healing. Dr. Becerra has been honored as a guest and keynote speaker at various international conferences, media, television appearances, and educational events related to IPV and has taught classes and seminars at several universities on overcoming trauma.

Dr. Becerra uses strength-based approaches to empower, educate, and provide positive unconditional support to touch the lives of those who need healing and support. Her approach is compassionate and encouraging to find purpose, meaning, and growth through experiences.

She understands the courage and strength it takes to thrive despite difficult circumstances and believes in the power of resilience, perseverance, and tenacity to overcome obstacles.

Dr. Becerra is a current Clinical Supervisor at the San Diego Therapy Center. She supports Doctoral practicum students (who are early in their careers) in managing caseloads and in their clinical work. She provides training, feedback, and guidance to help students develop sound clinical interventions, adhere to legal and ethical requirements, and grow their interpersonal skills to become an independent, competent, and professional clinician who provides the highest standard of care.