Claudia Viadro, M.A., LMFT (41816)

Claudia Viadro | Paradigm San Francisco

Claudia Viadro is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University’s Holistic Studies program. She is trained in EMDR and trauma-informed care. Claudia has extensive experience working with teens and their families through the provision of individual, group and family psychotherapy in intensive outpatient, school-based, and community mental health settings. While supervising school-based counseling programs, providing intensive outpatient therapy to adolescents in a day treatment program, and coordinating an evidenced based, mental health and substance abuse prevention and early intervention program for teens, she focused on a range of adolescent mental health issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, addictive behaviors, personality disturbances, and traumatic stress. Claudia’s approach to psychotherapy, is informed by Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Attachment, and Systems Theory.


Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.