Kristen Kochamba, Psy.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Kochamba is an evidenced-based clinician specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety, mood, personality, and post-traumatic stress disorders. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Family Psychology from the APA-Accredited Azusa Pacific University (APU). During her graduate school career, she received intensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP). Her research on the common elements of the mindfulness-based empirically supported treatments earned her the award for outstanding dissertation in the APU department of graduate psychology. Her research and clinical interests also center on the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which developed while serving as Chief Extern in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program. Furthermore, she pursued interests in the mind-body connection treating adults with comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions as an intern at the APA-Accredited Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Kochamba currently provides individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills under the supervision of Dr. Julie Orris and Dr. Jessica Schneider. She also supervises doctoral level trainees, conducts research, and teaches CBT to residents and trainees at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kochamba is provisionally certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.