Dr. Tristin Engels, PSYD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist through the California Board of Psychology.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Dr. Engels completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. After a short break, she went back to complete her graduate degree through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In 2009 she moved to Southern California where she conducted her practicum, internships, and dissertation until completion of her Degree in 2013.
Dr. Engels has worked with all ages and clinical disorders in various settings. Examples of her experience include court-ordered evaluations for juveniles ranging from ages 12-18, individual therapy and PTSD screenings for recently discharged Operation Induring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, risk assessment and vocational readiness for newly released adult offenders on Parole, clinical therapy and case management for individuals in Community Mental Health and AB109 Probation, individual and group therapy for incarcerated male adults in a maximum security institution, and crisis intervention and inpatient treatment.
Dr. Engels has been fortunate that her experience with these diverse populations has afforded her the exposure and skill building to treat and assess all clinical and personality disorders.
Dr. Engels understands the importance of trust and confidentiality and believes in securing a strong therapeutic rapport for all of her patients to ensure their personal treatment goals are met. Dr. Engels emphasizes empowerment and uses a strength-based approach to help instill hope and motivation for change.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Engels earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Engels earned her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Concentration at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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