Annalisa Almendras, Psy.D.

Dr. Almendras has over 13 years of experience as a behavioral health consultant, instructor, and practicing psychologist. Her scope of practice encompasses a broad range of patient populations, including at-risk, culturally diverse youth; victims of domestic violence; and individuals with complicated problems as a result of complex trauma, sexual abuse, self-harm, depression, and chemical dependency.

At Managed Healthcare Unlimited (MHU), Dr. Almendras participated in California’s implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), in partnership with the state’s Department of Managed Health Care, and will lead MHU’s ongoing review and development of the project. Additionally, she informs behavioral health aspects of other MHU projects, including onsite audit participation. Ms. Almendras maintains a private practice and presents widely on trauma, vicarious trauma, abuse, and revictimization.

Prior to joining MHU, Dr. Almendras completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles and subsequently served the center as clinical supervisor of its youth outpatient services and as an instructor and provider for its mental health training program.  She earned her doctorate at the American School of Professional Psychology and her MA in clinical psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University, both in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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