Erica Bush is a graduate of California State University – Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a certification in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence. A Bay Area native, she is dedicated to community advancement and enhancing self-sufficiency skills and mental wellness. Erica’s undergraduate research explored the effects of domestic violence on infants, teens and young adults, specifically examining how childhood trauma may impact mental health across a lifetime. Erica’s professional career in mental health began in 2012, when she interned at a children’s program helping abused youth heal through art and communication. Since then, she has worked with children and teens involved in court and legal matters, teens with criminal histories, autistic youth experiencing crises, depressed youth, youth with substance abuse issues and homeless/foster care youth. Erica’s current clinical interests are treating substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, healing from childhood trauma and general community mental health. Erica’s hobbies include traveling with friends, laughing, and spending time with her niece.
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.