Josie Vega Hinson, Psy.D.
Dr. Josie is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She provides individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents (beginning at age 15). She specializes in women’s issues – especially hormone imbalances, post-partum depression, menopause, and managing other health problems. Her goal is to provide a relaxing, nonjudgmental, safe place where people can heal and grow to become their best selves. She provides a compassionate environment to help others manage their emotions better and learn relationship and life skills that can lead to A BETTER LIFE.
Dr, Josie has extensive experience treating people struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, mood swings, social anxiety, panic, phobias, and trauma. She also helps people with relationship and adjustment difficulties, parenting problems, grief and loss issues, and stress management. She focuses on helping people understand and solve their problems in healthy ways.
Dr. Josie offers assessments to determine personality type, identify strengths, career path possibilities, and to evaluate anxiety and depression.
Dr. Josie received her doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a Certified Christian Counselor. In addition, she is a trained Life Purpose Coach®.
Dr. Josie is also fluent in Spanish and therefore can provide therapy in Spanish as needed.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you develop problem-solving, decision-making, and coping skills. CBT is a shorter-term form of therapy that emphasizes and helps us understand the connection between our thoughts, our feelings, and our behaviors. The process of therapy involves setting goals, which helps us measure progress. Clients also may be asked to spend time out of sessions practicing new skills or participating in specific activities to enhance and solidify growth attained through therapy. Research suggests CBT is among the most successful treatments for depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, phobias, and stress management.
WHAT IS DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for adults and adolescents who are having difficulties with depression, mood swings, anger management, thoughts of suicide, self-injuring and impulsive behaviors. DBT is a compassionate, validating form of therapy that can help you identify and change behaviors that create problems for you. It can assist you in developing new skills so that you can get more of what you want and need out of life.
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING?
Christian counseling helps you achieve positive emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual growth by combining sound psychological research-based methods with Biblical principles. It can help people who are struggling with life’s challenges by providing guidance and ways to grow in their relationship with God and enable those who desire to live a life consistent with Christian principles. We provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for spiritual growth and emotional healing to take place.