Cinnamon Westbrook, psy.d.
Dr. Westbrook is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY29993) with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and the management of stress/behavioral health concerns including chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and cognitive decline.
She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology at the University of California Davis and her Psy.D. at Loma Linda University with an emphasis in health psychology. She completed her clinical internship at the Dallas VA Medical Center and returned to California to complete her fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in neuro-rehabilitation specializing in the neuropsychological assessment and psychiatric treatment of individuals who have endured catastrophic physical injuries and neurological insult.
Dr. Westbrook has extensive experience in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for adults presenting with a variety of neurological and neurodegenerative conditions (i.e. mild to severe brain injury, stroke, and dementia) and in the follow up mental health treatment for the individual and their family addressing the unique issues that arise in the context of life altering illness. In her therapeutic practice, Dr. Westbrook utilizes a client centered collaborative approach to treatment focusing on the barriers to improving ones quality of life through process oriented, emotion focused, solution driven psychotherapy. Her therapeutic specialty is in working with individuals with health related concerns across the spectrum of treatment from assessment to diagnosis to adjustment/acceptance and ultimately improving outcomes through value congruent actions capitalizing on the clients’ strengths and resilience. She helps all clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, relational difficulties, cognitive complaints and trauma using evidence based treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).