Associate / Clinical Psychologist
Direct Phone (310) 863-6979
Dr. Navarro received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California, with a specialization in children, adolescents, and families. Her internship was at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the area of Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Navarro completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Stress and Mood Program at UCLA and then became the director of the Youth Depression & Suicide Program. This research developed and implemented a family focused and in-home treatment combining techniques from cognitive-behavior
therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), and Multisystemic Therapy (MST), targeting teen suicide.
Dr. Navarro is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Santa Monica College and CSUN. She teaches Introduction and Abnormal psychology, as well as Child Development. Dr. Navarro’s research and treatment interests include working with individuals in the area of emotional and behavioral dysregulation, anxiety, depression, substance use, ADHD, and other family based issues. She has conducted research and coauthored several studies in the areas of childhood depression, PTSD, substance use, and ethnic identity. In addition, Dr. Navarro conducts training seminars with clinicians on how to treat gang youth and their families.