Dr. McMullin is a Stanford trained psychologist providing both psychotherapy and psychological testing services to the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. Dr. McMullin prides herself in utilizing research supported psychotherapy to facilitate the most effective treatment for her clients. She often integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, cognitive processing therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy in her work with clients. Having worked within college counseling centers at both the University of Southern California (USC) and the Claremont Colleges (Monsour Counseling Center), while often seeing students from other local universities in her private practice Dr. McMullin has extensive experience helping college and graduate students. She is aware of the unique demands of higher education and the challenge of sustaining their study/life balance.
Dr. McMullin is also certified in treating expecting and new mothers to aid them in navigating their way through the challenges that come with parenting. As a mother herself, Dr. McMullin integrates clinical research with practicality to help you find greater strength, wisdom, and support in creating a parenting style that works for you and your child. Dr. McMullin also welcomes mother's to bring their children to session.
While working within college counseling, Dr. McMullin completed a postdoctoral fellowship in order to gain further specialization in the advocacy, treatment, and diagnosis of individuals with disability. Her subsequent work in private practice and at the Claremont Colleges has often focused on providing psychotherapy to individuals with ADHD, learning disorders, and chronic illness. She has significant awareness of navigating both public education institutions and higher education in order to facilitate appropriate accommodations and much of her psychological work focuses on identifying appropriate accommodations through psychological and neuropsychological testing.
Prior to starting her practice in 2010, Dr. McMullin was trained as a generalist psychologist at the Palo Alto University-Stanford Medical School Psy.D. Consortium. She spent her graduate training specializing in research supported treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. While in graduate school, Dr. McMullin worked within a variety of clinical settings for youth including residential treatment, schools, and medical clinics treating older children, teens and young adults with attentional, behavioral, learning, mood, and anxiety disorders. Dr. McMullin's work led her to become an advocate for youth with both learning and psychological disabilities. She also contributed to Dr. Hans Steiner's research at Stanford Medical School on the cause and treatment of behavioral/attentional disorders.
During her internship, Dr. McMullin worked within a children's hospital, she utilized health psychology techniques to aid in medical treatment, adjustment to newly diagnosed chronic illnesses, and mental health support to reduce physical symptoms of disease. The connection between the mind and body is quite strong, and she witnessed the pronounced effect of integrating psychotherapy into medical regimens of youth with chronic illness. Dr. McMullin continues to enjoy working with individuals who are challenged by chronic illness. She has experience working with medically induced trauma, needle phobias, medical treatment anxiety, accommodation, and facilitating adjustment to living with chronic illness through enhanced self-care and mindfulness.