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Alissa E. Scanlin, Psy.D.
Email Address: drscanlin@gmail.com
Personal Website: www.drscanlin.com
License: Psy20873  Year Licensed: 2006
Clinical Experience: 9 years  License State: CA
Other Licenses: Teaching Credential K-12, Learning Handicapped
OFFICE: 3468 Mount Diablo Blvd. Ste B203  Phone: 925-283-3902
  Lafayette, CA 94549  Wheelchair Access, Near BART
Degrees Received:
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 12/2003. John F. Kennedy, Orinda CA
M.A., Educational Administration, 5/1989. San Francisco State University, SF CA
M.A., Special Ed-Learning Handicapped, 5/1980. San Francisco State University, SF CA
Distinguished Student Award 1988
The Hume Center, Concord, CA (APA Approved)

Practice Description:
I provide solution focused therapy for children, adolescents, and adults from 4 to 94 years of age. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with a wide variety of challenges including chronic pain, stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, DBT, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and insight oriented therapies, to develop effective treatment plans. I specialize in developmental, interpersonal and relationship issues. As a specialist in Learning Disabilities, I provide psychological assessments designed to determine student learning styles and identify individual strengths and weaknesses. I diagnose and provide supportive therapy to children and adults who are on all levels of the Autism Spectrum, as well as individuals who are struggling with ADHD. I strive to help my patients live happier, more balanced and more successful lives.


Children (0-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)


Abuse/Trauma, Aging/Aging Parents, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADHD), Autism/Asperger Disorder, Bariatric Assessment, Bipolar Disorder (Mood Swings), Depression/Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Disability Assessment, Disruptive/Behavioral Defiant, Divorce, Eating Disorders/Weight Issues, EMDR, Family Problems/Conflict, Family Therapy, Gay/Lesbian/Gender Identity Issues, Learning Disability Assessment, Marital/Couples Therapy, Medical Problems/Illness, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Pain, Chronic Pain, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Psychological Assessment, School Problems, Self-Esteem, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety, Social Skills Problems, Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Fee for Service, Invoice for use with Health Savings Account (HSA), Sliding Scale


Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Magellan, Medicare, MHN/Managed Health Network


  • Learning Disabilities
  • Disabilities and School Accommodations
  • Parenting Skills Training
  • Parent and Teen Challenges
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