Jenny Park
Psychological Associate

After nine years of experience as a high school English teacher, I decided it was time to explore  mental health not just for myself but also to help others. I realized how important therapy was to pause and reflect, countering the stressors in life to create balance and perspective.

 

Having graduated from Cal Poly Pomona and Mount St. Mary’s University with an M.A. and B.A. in English, I enjoyed analyzing stories from great classic authors. Being a classroom teacher, however, I realized there was more in the living stories of my students than from books. In 2020, I decided to pursue a Psy.D. after much encouragement from family and friends. As I currently reflect on the after-math of the pandemic, I am driven to pursue further research on psychological risk and growth factors in marginalized communities at California Southern University.

 

I am happy to represent Heredia Therapy Group as an intern-psychologist under the supervision of Dr. Marlene Elizalde-Pescheck. My vision is to support individuals in living their life with purpose, strength, and courage.

 

Joanne Choi
Psychological Associate

My name is Joanne and I am a predoctoral Psychological Associate. My journey in the field of psychology began ten years ago when my son was diagnosed with autism. This led me to return to school and pursue a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Soon after, I received my board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). After working in the field of ABA for many years I began to recognize that there is a need for appropriate diagnostic assessments as well as psychotherapy for families and individuals affected with autism and other intellectual disabilities. Therefore, it led me to continue my education as a Doctor of Psychology in Applied Clinical Psychology. My passion is to continue to support individuals and families with life challenges that come with a diagnosis as well as providing the appropriate diagnostic assessment to ensure they are on the right path to success.

Claudia Doty, M.S.
Clinical Executive Director

Hi! I’m Claudia Doty, Clinical Executive Director for Heredia Therapy Group.   My goal is to manage our objectives, programs, and processes to offer an excellent service to you and your loved ones.

I am deeply passionate about supporting the mental, emotional, and social development of youth, especially those in foster care.  That drive stems from my experience growing up in the system and the years I’ve spent working with families in the social service field. 
I believe caring for our mental health is crucial, as it affects us all in some capacity—whether it’s through our struggles or through those of people we know and love. 
My hope is that we can continue to provide quality therapy services to create a safe and supportive community.
 

Who I Am

I’m a Clinical Executive Director with a Masters of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the California State University of San Bernardino.  

I’ve spent more than 11 years working with kids and families touched by adoption and foster care, leveraging my personal story to guide them through the process.  My work as a foster youth mentor for the Children’s Bureau has allowed me to support vulnerable people as they navigate the challenges and risk factors of foster care.  Additionally, my personal experience as a foster child has also empowered me to work with prospective parents and participate in conferences to find ways to increase community opportunities.
 

When I’m not working, I enjoy socializing, being active outside, cooking, and anything to do with animals!

What I Do

 

As a Clinical Executive Director, my role consists of setting and carrying out our practice’s strategies, policies, and procedures, ensuring all operational activities run smoothly.

 

I’m here to serve as a liaison between you, your family, and our team of health care professionals to facilitate your healing process.

 

To learn more about how we can support you, contact us today!