Being fascinated by science, healthcare, and the human psyche, and wanting to understand why people do what they do, has led me into some unique combinations of education and experience, including:

  • Graduate and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology
  • Work on a pediatric oncology ward and in a pain management clinic
  • Using multidisciplinary approaches in complex cases
  • Helping individuals, couples and families with depression and stress
  • Treating people with chronic fatigue, diabetes and other chronic issues
  • Helping employees with work-related psychological injuries
  • Interest in mind-body connection, psychophysiology, psychoimmunology, and psychopharmacology
  • Founding an eating disorders program
  • Founding a juvenile sex offender treatment program
  • Forensic psychology: evaluating sex offenders, insanity, competency, and domestic abuse/violence assessment
  • Immigration evaluations: addressing hardship, and political asylum

I speak fluent Punjabi and can interview Indian Punjabi clients in their native tongue


J. Roxann WRIGHT, MS

PsyD Candidate in CliniCal Forensic Psychology,Assistant to Dr. Atwal

Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology for the Helping Professions and a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. She has worked as a therapist at Ness Counseling Center, a non-profit for court ordered and voluntary low income clients and San Fernando Valley Mental Health Centers for Older Adults Field Capable Clinical Services providing mental health care for 55+ both in Los Angeles. Ms. Wright is skilled in report writing for psychological assessments/evaluations for forensic, educational, immigration, diagnostic, and treatment purposes. 

JENNIFER COONEY, PHD Clinical Psychology

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