Wendy Quickel, M.A., AMFT (107375)**

Wendy completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Somatic (or body-oriented) Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Previously, she was employed as a Mental Health Intern Counselor in a high school setting, and worked as a Counselor for an outdoor therapeutic summer camp for youth. In addition to her clinical experience, Wendy is also a certified yoga instructor who brings a body-oriented approach to psychotherapy, with the aim of helping clients explore how their physical expressions relate to, reflect and sometimes reinforce their mental and emotional states. She also draws heavily on relational psychotherapy and deeply believes in the power of a strong, safe therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for change. In her free time she enjoys hiking, dancing, doing yoga or backpacking through one of the amazing wilderness destinations the Bay Area has to offer.

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.