Jedidiah Purses, M.A., AMFT(111405)**

Jed competed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide. He is trained in a diverse variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and the Hakomi Method, a mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy.

Jed brings a holistic approach to mental health treatment, and has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapy in outpatient and residential settings. He has served many different populations in a variety of roles. As a family therapist at Paradigm, Jed works intensively with youth and their families to repair unsupportive patterns that get in the way of healthy family relationships and functioning. He serves as the parent coach and teacher of the ongoing parenting skills course at Paradigm, and he is passionate about supporting parents of adolescents. In addition to his work with families, Jed has spent years supporting adults and youth to resolve trauma, create healthier and more fulfilling relationships, and develop a deep sense of life purpose and intrinsic motivation.

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.