meet the TEAM
Dr. P. Dodson
My passion for therapy came out of my own need. I began seeing an amazing therapist as an adolescent who is, in fact, still my therapist today. She inspired me to become a Psychologist and eventually be an asset to my community by offering mental health services. I graduated from Alliant University with a doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology and have worked in the field for fifteen years.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Attachment Theory as foundations to treatment,
however, my approach is eclectic overall to individualize treatment to the client's specific needs. I treat both adolescents and adults, focusing on trauma, intimacy, mood D/O, cultural identity, and more.
We are all works in progress and continue to face challenges and stressors along the way. I am here to aid in your journey and provide a supportive and safe space to explore and learn about yourself. Sometimes it feels as if the weight of the world is on our shoulders, and there is no hope...but I'm here to remind you that there is.
Dr. P. Dodson
Dr. tandiwe Mushonga
Dr. Tandiwe Mushonga is a registered psychological assistant in Southern California. She earned a Doctoral degree in clinical forensic psychology from The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology.
Since 2012, Dr. Mushonga has worked and trained in various settings, including outpatient psychiatric hospitals, county prisons, at-risk youth diversion programs, outpatient substance abuse, outpatient sex offenders, mental health crisis intervention, and community mental health.
Dr. Mushonga has experience with conducting psychological evaluations focusing on risk assessment, personality disorders,
Dr. Mushonga has additional treatment and evaluation experience with perpetrators of abuse/neglect, trauma, personality disorders, grief/loss, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, mood disorders, behavioral difficulties, and psychoeducational assessments. Dr. Mushonga has worked with a wide variety of individuals regarding age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and religion. She strives to proactively address patients' concerns and needs of their progress and development during treatment. Additionally, her skill sets hone in helping individuals learn healthy behaviors, including strengthening social skills, setting healthy boundaries, and learning healthy ways to deal with anger, frustration, and everyday worries.
Author & Early Childhood Educator
Jamare joined Dodson Psych as the office manager in March of 2021. Her early childhood background presents as motherly and cheerful as she is serving Dodson Psych clients daily. Additionally, her experience as an enrollment specialist and director has allowed her to be the go-to for all things operations. From scheduling to content creating, Jamare has it covered.
You can also find Jamare giving positive parent advice. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and author of the Positive Parent Newsletter that you can read monthly right here on Dodson Psych's Website.
On her days off, you can find Jamare watering her plant babies, recommending books to her family and friends, thumbing through her massive book collection, and cooking vegan meals with her daughter.