Mercedes F. Oromendia, PhD
Dr. Oromendia is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 31820) specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive clinical experience treating a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and identity concerns.
In order to foster sustainable change in patients, Dr. Oromendia draws from her trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child‑Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Gottman Method, and psychodynamic theory. In addition, she has developed particular expertise in working with adolescents and young adults. She is especially drawn to this age group as intervention at this time can have a long‑lasting impact given the rapid brain development and individuation typical of this age.
Dr. Oromendia received her doctorate degree in clinical, counseling, and school psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and pursued specialized training on the impact of early life experience on development as a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA TIES for Families. She attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate studies. Dr. Oromendia has also pursued training in Brazil and Argentina, provides services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and has extensive experience working with patients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse family compilations. In addition, she works with a youth shelter in Brazil to help staff respond to youth using trauma and resilience informed approaches.