Dr. Antonio Becerra | OC Psychology Center for Assessment & Psychotherapy | Chid, Adolescent & Adult Mental Health | Irvine and Newport Beach Therapy

Dr. L. Antonio Becerra, Psy.D.

Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94024132)  

Dr. Becerra is an exemplar in the field of clinical psychology. He has committed a significant portion of this academic and clinical expereince to understanding and treating mental health challenges in children, adolescents and young adults. In addition to his clinical work Dr. Becerra is also passionate about educating new mental health professionals, has experience teaching psychology courses at graduate and undergraduate levels and currently holds an Adjunct Faculty Position at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. Additionally, Dr. Becerra has contributed to the field of clinical psychology by conducting original research investigating the relationship between therapeutic alliance factors, acculturation and treatment outcomes. 

For more than 8 years Dr. Becerra has been committed to treating mental health concerns impacting youth and families including depression, oppositional defiant behaviors, adjustment issues, life transitions, family conflict, parenting issues, anxiety, motivational problems, multi-cultural issues, relational problems, anger management and traumatic events. His therapeutic approach emphasizes collaboration and the cultivation of a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic space for children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Becerra is skilled at utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatment strategies to help individuals and families move toward improved mental health by becoming more aware of how their emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behavior may be maintaining distress and how these can be modified to promote healthy and positive change. 

Specialties:

  • Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapy

    • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Parent Training & Support

  • Psychological Assessment & Testing

  • Multicultural Approach

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Education:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    • Reiss-Davis Child Study Center (APPIC Accredited) at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services; Los Angeles, CA

      • Training emphasis in providing services to children, adolescents and their families from a neuro-bio-psycho-social developmental view.

  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology

    • California School of Professional Psychology (APA Accredited) at Alliant International University; Los Angeles, CA

      • Dissertation (2014) Becerra, L.A., Acculturation Rediscovered: The Acculturation Level of The Latina/o Therapist and Its Impact on Working with People From the Same Ethnic Group

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

    • California School of Professional Psychology (APA Accredited) at Alliant International University; Los Angeles, CA

  • Master of Arts in Psychology

    • Pepperdine University; Irvine, CA

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    • San Diego State University; San Diego, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA)

Certifications

  • Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94024132 ) California Board of Psychology

    • Supervised by Dr. Aaron Montgomery, Licensed Psychologist (PSY28475)


Interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Becerra?

Appointments can be scheduled online or over the phone with a receptionist.