About Dr. Mott

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in  Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego and San  Diego State University in 1991. I have licenses to practice psychology  in Nebraska and California. I have worked with children and  families in a variety of settings, including teen substance abuse  research, therapeutic foster care, youth group homes, youth emergency shelters, schools, and private practice. 

My theoretical orientation is  primarily behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, although I incorporate techniques from other disciplines as needed to best serve my clients. I also have more than 25 years of experience conducting cognitive,  academic, behavioral, emotional, and neuropsychological assessments with  children and teens. 

For 15 years, I worked as the Psychologist at a  Catholic Elementary and Middle School in Rancho Santa Margarita while also maintaining a part-time  private practice. I began full-time private practice in August of  2014, where I provide a range of services, including: assessment and counseling with children and adolescents; consultation  services with parents; educational planning and support with schools;  and other services designed to help each child achieve his or her full  potential. I incorporate my Christian values into counseling  when appropriate and welcomed by my clients and their families.
      I am a past and/or current member of the following professional  organizations: American Psychological Association (APA); Association of  Educational Therapists (AET, Allied Professional); California  Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT, Associate Member);  California Psychological Association (CPA); and International Dyslexia  Association (IDA). I have presented at many national conferences, and I am co-author on more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.  I contribute to the profession of psychology by supervising pre-doctoral interns and volunteering as a mentor for psychology undergraduate students at San Diego State University (SDSU).

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"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the word may be different, because I was important in the life of a child."

--Forest Witcraft