OUR TEAM

Dr. Jessica Borelli completed her Ph.D. In Psychology at Yale University and her clinical internship at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, with a specialization in child and family psychotherapy. After completing an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at University of Arizona, Dr. Borelli began a faculty position at Pomona College and started a small private practice. Her practice grew in Claremont to the point where she was supervising multiple therapists, consulting with treatment programs and other clinicians, and lecturing in her areas of expertise. Dr. Borelli utilizes evidenced-based approaches in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families, most often drawing upon techniques originating in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (including exposure-based therapies), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and attachment-based approaches to therapy (including those involving mentalization). She specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, trauma, eating/weight, or relationship issues, and adopts an individualized, culturally sensitive approach with all of her clients. Dr. Borelli views therapy as an opportunity for the client to share, to learn, and to grow through a close connection.

Dr. David Kyle Bond (Kyle) completed his PhD in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University and also holds an MEdT (Master of Education in Teaching) from the University of Hawai’i. Prior to his graduate work in psychology, he taught intermediate English for three years through Teach For America; in graduate school, he served as the Clinical Director of a research lab at Pomona College, taught classes at Harvey Mudd College and Cal State Fullerton, and has worked with individuals in all developmental stages of life. In pursuing clinical work and receiving extensive therapy training at two private practices in Claremont, he has specialized in working with adolescents, parents, and adults, providing individual and group therapy with an underlying foundation in attachment theory. He utilizes evidence-based practices in his work, blending techniques found in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Theory, and best practices informed by the latest attachment research. He specializes in working through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, teenage developmental issues, and trauma—and enjoys seeing his clients move through obstacles, no matter how large, towards clarity, agency, and greater success in whichever areas are most important to them. He sees therapy as the best gift one can provide oneself, or to one’s child, and he is passionate about making sure each person he’s lucky enough to work with feels supported, heard, understood, and able to grow.

Gerin Gaskin received her Master of Arts in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She worked with adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for almost 10 years, and has provided one-on-one behavioral therapy, parent training, and group therapy. Her research interests include understanding and enhancing relationships between parents and children. Currently, she is interested in working with children, young adults, parents, and families. Gerin is passionate about therapies, interventions, and strategies to support well-being.

Jodie Spanos has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She holds an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and serves as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#102734) under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Jessica Borelli. Jodie completed her practicum at UC San Diego Health, Division of Family Medicine, where she provided psychotherapy to a wide range of clients dealing with emotional, transitional and relational issues. Jodie is a compassionate and engaging individual with a systemic approach to therapy. She specializes in grief, loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. She has also completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy. When not providing therapy, Jodie enjoys spending time with her husband and playful French bulldog.

 
 

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