Bio

Dr. Arteaga-Biggs is a bilingual, licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Little Italy (San Diego, CA) and is credentialed as a National Register Health Service Psychologist (#55811).  She completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California, receiving training at both Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto UniversityShe has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Stanford Medical Center, public hospitals, and various community mental health clinics. She specializes in working with individuals/couples/ families across the lifespan to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression and facilitates several support groups.

Dr. Arteaga-Biggs completed an APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, where she continued to gain expertise treating children, couples, families, and pregnant/ postpartum women. Dr. Arteaga-Biggs completed her APA-accredited Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Behavioral Medicine/ Women’s Health where she provided bilingual consultation services to a variety of medical clinics, transplant evaluations, and brief and long-term evidence-based individual and couples psychotherapy. Additionally, she supervised advanced practicum doctoral students.

Dr. Arteaga-Biggs also obtained an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Throughout her graduate studies, she received extensive training in the use of evidence-based treatments for a multitude of complex clinical presentations and developed expertise in treating underserved populations and disenfranchised individuals.

Dr. Arteaga-Biggs' research, clinical interests, and areas of expertise include trauma and posttraumatic growth, grief/ loss, destructive mind control, couples/marital functioning, and women's health. In regards to research, she has examined factors related to risk, resilience and treatment among HIV positive men with histories of trauma. She has presented results at conferences and co-authored a paper on childhood sexual trauma and adult sexual revictimization in HIV positive men.


Education

  • Undergraduate: University of San Francisco (B.A. in Psychology)
  • Graduate: Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology (M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy)
  • Graduate/ Doctoral Program: PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, APA Accredited)
  • Internship/ Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (APA Accredited, OB/GYN Specialty Training Track)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (APA Accredited, Women's Health/ Behavioral Medicine)

 


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