Kenneth Stamper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s of Arts degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Before joining the Paradigm team, Ken provided individual and group therapy to adolescents and families in private practice and through a community based clinic. His therapeutic approach to working with children and teens is grounded in mindfulness-based methodologies. Ken is passionate about the use of awareness and mindfulness to help youth develop resilience and a sense of feeling fully alive in the world. He especially enjoys working with clients whose depression, grief, anxiety, or trauma leave them struggling to find their voice. As a trained stage actor, Ken draws upon his experience in theater as well as gestalt-informed therapeutic approaches to assist youth in uncovering their authentic voice and a positive sense of self.
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.