Adrian Sanchez, PsyD
Individual Psychotherapy & Assessment with Adults, Adolescents and Children
I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with experience working with adults, adolescents and children from diverse backgrounds to address various struggles, including the impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, unstable moods, grief, relationship struggles, and challenging behaviors and patterns.
I approach therapy as a collaboration, rooted in understanding each person in the context of their family, history, culture and daily life. I value the vital role of deepening insight into emotional issues, developing satisfying relationships and realistic self-esteem for growth and sustainable symptom relief. Depending on a person’s needs, therapy can focus on multiple areas, including expanding self-awareness, changing behaviors, improving relationships, navigating painful thoughts or feelings, problem-solving, and gaining skills or knowledge.
As a part of my practice, I offer collaborative/therapeutic psychological assessment (testing). In collaborative/therapeutic assessment, patients are engaged to develop questions about themselves to be addressed through the assessment. Validated psychological tests are used to help illuminate underlying factors contributing to distressing symptoms and behaviors, including emotional, personality, or cognitive strengths and vulnerabilities. The outcome of such assessment is an relatable and personalized written document, i.e. a letter or formal report including recommendations, and therapeutic session to review results. For children, developmentally appropriate metaphors may be used to help engage them in the process and understand the assessment results more fully.
Note: I offer forensic psychological assessments for immigration cases, e.g. Asylum, Extreme Hardship, U-Visa, Disability Exceptions, VAWA. I do not offer forensic evaluations for any other reason.
Education & Training
Doctorate in clinical psychology, Pacific University
Doctoral internship, Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NYC)
Postdoctoral fellowship, Kaiser Permanente, NW Division
Fellowship in psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education/NYU School of Medicine
Certificate in Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis (four year Psychoanalytic Training program), Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (Los Angeles)
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kaiser – Referral from Kaiser required
Limited Sliding Scale Available