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Our Team

Who We Are

Baljit Atwal, PhD

Founder & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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For the past 25 years, Dr. Atwal has provided forensic and clinical psychological services to the community. In addition to the help she provides to individuals, couples, and families through her clinical psychology practice, she works regularly with professional licensing boards and criminal and civil courts in her forensic practice. Dr. Atwal has provided forensic mental health evaluations, professional consultation, and expert testimony on areas of psychological research affecting individuals and families involved in administrative, family, and immigration legal cases. She has special expertise and understanding in helping those involved in legal proceedings, including plaintiffs, defendants, and licensed professionals facing sanction.


At age 6, she and her parents arrived in the United States from India and she grew up in California. She moved to Lawrence, Kansas, to complete her clinical psychology doctorate, returning to California afterward as it was home. She is a blend of Indian and American cultures and embraces traditions from both. She pursued an education in psychology to satisfy her fascination with human behavior, and loves to understand why people do the things they do. Educated at University of California, Davis, and the University of Kansas, she takes a scientific approach to her clinical and forensic practice, and views many aspects of life through an analytical lens.


Dr. Atwal spends as much time as she can outdoors, walking or hiking with her family and friends whenever possible. In her free time, she enjoys going to local theater performances and reading books that provoke thought and inspire meaningful conversation. A mother to two sons, she likes to surround herself with bright colors and people she cares about.


Roxann Wright, PsyD

Registered Psychological Associate


Dr. J. Roxann Wright received her Doctorate of Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus in 2018. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology for the Helping Professions and a master's in Forensic Psychology.


She has worked as a therapist at Ness Counseling Center, a non-profit for court-ordered and voluntary low-SES clients and San Fernando Valley Mental Health Centers for Older Adults FCCS providing mental health care for 55+. She holds a position on the clinical team at Valley Mountain Regional Center in Stockton, Modesto, and San Andreas, evaluating the eligibility of the developmentally disabled populations for services and providing competency evaluations for the court for developmentally disabled populations. Dr. Wright did her pre- and post-doctoral work at PARC under Dr. Atwal’s supervision, providing psychological assessments/evaluations for forensic, educational, immigration, diagnostic, and treatment purposes, as well as working with therapy clients dealing with trauma, abuse, and mental health and developmental disorders.


Dr Wright enjoys reading books, watching movies and tv, traveling, hanging out with her family and their dogs, as well as working in the garden. She practices self care through yoga, massage, and--when she can--sleep.


Russell French, PsyD

Registered Psychological Associate


Dr. Russell W. French grew up in a small town in northern Santa Barbara County. He was actively involved in athletics and the music department, interests he still enjoys. After high school, he married his wife, Trish, and they started their family; soon after, he joined the Air Force. During his seven+ years in the military, he and his family were stationed In Arkansas, Germany and Texas. He completed one tour of duty in Iraq and obtained his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland European Division. Following his Air Force career, Russell and Trish moved to Coeur d’Alene, where he pursued a real estate career. The family eventually returned to northern Santa Barbara County and Russell, his heart still in psychology, began a master's degree program at age 52, and went straight into the doctorate program afterward. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in June 2022.


As part of his degree requirements, Russell came to Rocklin in 2022 to begin a predoctoral Internship at PARC. After completing his first year, he decided to remain at PARC for his postdoctoral internship, and completed the required hours in June 2023. He came to PARC as a competent therapist working with individuals, couples, families and groups, and he specializes in counseling couples and providing family therapy. In addition to his work with PARC, Dr. French works with Tri-Counties Regional Center in Santa Maria, California. He brings both psychological expertise and life experience to therapy, and provides a safe space for whatever difficult issues clients might bring to him. Dr. French and his wife have six children (now adults) and eight grandchildren.


Jacqueline Spengler, LMFT

Jackie Spengler lives in the Modesto area, where she has a small private practice. She currently provides telehealth services to PARC clients. Her passion for helping people started in her early 20s, and she feels fortunate to be a small part of others' life journeys. Since 2001, She has worked to help people overcome challenges and reach their best potential. The majority of her experience lies in Applied Behavior Analysis, mainly helping people with Autism. She has also worked with adults battling substance abuse and with emotionally disturbed youth. Currently, she works with children and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as individuals with Autism.

Jackie enjoys the outdoors, and likes spending time camping and hiking with her family. She's also highly involved in local Scout programs.


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Jonathan Jenkins, LMFT

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Erin Penland, LCSW

Erin Penland, LCSW, has 15 years of experience working in a variety of social services settings to include child welfare, residential care facilities for children and adolescents, and prison mental health care. Prior to working in social services settings, she served in the profession of teaching for several years in juvenile justice educational programs. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Penland earned a master's degree in Education from Simpson University in Redding and a master's in Social Work from California State University, Chico.

Born and raised in California in a unique and alternative environment, Ms Penland is very familiar with the diversity, multicultural traditions and varied viewpoints of our population. Providing a sensitive and empowering approach to facilitate the client’s strengths and abilities in identifying their therapeutic goals is essential. Ms. Penland implements these perspectives in helping her clients develop skills to cope with life’s challenges, relationship dynamics, traumas and complexities. Her approach fosters meaningful communication in a judgment-free, safe space. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing treatment modalities to treat depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and trauma in adolescents and adults.

Erin enjoys reading and learning new things. To relax, she loves spending time with her daughter, son, and granddaughter--reading, taking walks, watching movies, listening to music, and baking together.


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Lana Ennis

Administrative Assistant

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Lana brings to PARC more than 40 years of experience in a variety of office environments. A quick study with an insatiable curiosity and an infectious laugh, Lana is an invaluable addition to the office. She oversees therapy client intakes and scheduling, insurance billing and problem-solving, and keeps us all on track.

In her down time, she and her husband (and their dog!) enjoy cruising the country--sea to sea--in their travel trailer and spending time with friends and family. When she's not traveling, Lana makes jewelry and likes to get her hands dirty in her flower garden.


Coral Flood 

Office Manager


Although Coral's background is in publications, she has years of experience in office administration as well. She values getting to know our clients and likes to make things easier for all of us. She appreciates the challenges a busy psychology practice offers and has enjoyed helping PARC grow. In addition to overseeing the general workings of the office, Coral handles forensic evaluation scheduling, and likes putting her copy-editing skills to work whenever possible.

Outside the office, Coral embraces the life of a homebody: books, jigsaw puzzles, far too much baking, and relaxing with family and friends.


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