Individual Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults
Dr. Francine Grevin earned her doctorate degree from Alliant University. Clinical internships have included:
• Providing evaluation and psychotherapy at Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California
• Neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults in an acute psychiatric hospital setting (St. Helena Behavioral Health Center--formerly First Hospital Vallejo)
• Counseling middle school students at Martin Luther King Middle Middle School in Berkeley, CA
• Brief psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing for children, teens and adults in the Departments of Mental Health at Kaiser Permanente in both Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, CA
In addition to private practice, Dr. Grevin has over 17 years of experience in a behavioral medicine setting, providing consultation, evaluation and brief treatment for adults within a large HMO in the Department of Internal Medicine. This included work with patients dealing with anxiety/panic disorder, depression, grief, adjustment issues and co morbid medical problems. In this setting, she also provided cognitive screening/testing, worked with patients dealing with chronic illness, primarily focusing on short term behavioral and cognitive strategies to help with symptom reduction, long term coping skills and healthy life style changes.
I am comfortable working with children, teens and adults presenting with many issues, including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, trauma victims, medical adjustment difficulties and phase of life issues.
In addition to working with children with a broad range of difficulties, I have specialized training and interest in working with pediatric neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Tics and Tourette's Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Childhood Onset Mood Disorders.
California Psychological Association (CPA)
Contra Costa Psychological Association (CCPA)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Ego Defense Mechanisms and Empathy Among Urban Paramedics; Psychological Reports, 1995.
I provide fee-for-service psychotherapy and I am not affiliated with any managed care insurance organizations. However, I am happy to provide invoices coded for insurance reimbursement and/or income tax purposes.