Savannah Betancourt, Psy.D. (she/her)
Savannah Betancourt, Psy.D. is a registered Psychological Associate (#94027973) in the state of California. Dr. Betancourt enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Dr. Betancourt enjoys supporting patients through concerns like trauma, multicultural stress, behavior change, and symptom management. Dr. Betancourt uses a combination of treatment approaches including Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness.
Dr. Betancourt takes a trauma-informed approach that allows patients to feel empowered to share only what they are comfortable with. While Dr. Betancourt collaborates with her patients, she ultimately wants patients to understand that they are the experts of their own experience and are in charge of their own growth and recovery. She enjoys working with marginalized groups and has worked with many first-time therapy patients who were nervous to address their mental health struggles. Patients who work with Dr. Betancourt report feeling respected, understood, and seen.
Dr. Betancourt received a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University (APA accredited) in 2023 and completed an APA accredited doctoral internship at Providence Health System in Portland, OR. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University in 2020 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California Baptist University in 2016.
· Borderline Personality
· Multicultural stress
· Processing racism and discrimination
· LGBTIA+ struggles
· Behavior change
· Parenting struggles
· Relationship struggles
Professional Disclosure: Psychological Associate, Board of Psychology. Registration Number: 94027973. Supervised by Dr. Stephanie Goldsmith, Ph. D. (PSY #26766).