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Dr. Berardino specializes in services related to the forensic and clinical psychology fields. This includes forensic evaluations and testimony for criminal and civil cases; as well as treatment for a host of issues related to both clinical and forensic psychology.
We are dedicated to quick and friendly service in order to meet your needs and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The office is located in South Orange County. Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Cigna insurance is accepted.
Dr. Berardino's forensic evaluations and testimony are thorough and understandable. They are completed in a timely manner. She has qualified as an expert witness hundreds of times. Her assessment and therapeutic style is relaxed, eclectic, cognitive-behavioral, and problem-solving focused in nature. It is important that you work with a therapist whose skills and style are a good match for your treatment needs. To learn more about the practice and approach to evaluations and treatment, call (949) 525-9052.
- Has qualified as an expert witness in court hundreds of times
- Experience since 2000 within the legal system as a psychologist in various facets
- Over 20 years of treatment and clinical experience
- Professional, but down to earth
- Experience teaching and presenting in college, academic, public, health, and law enforcement forums
Latest questions and answers
Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the legal system.
It involves understanding fundamental clinical and legal principles, particularly with regard to expert witness testimony and interaction with judges, attorneys, and other legal professionals.
In addition to the practice of forensic psychology, Dr. Berardino provides clinical treatment for minors age 12 and up and adults.
Clinical- Dr. Berardino accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Cigna insurance. Cash pay sessions are billed at $180 for the initial session, and $150 per hour thereafter.
Forensic- These rates depend on the type of evaluation or service requested.
Dr. Berardino received her Ph.D. in 1999, has been licensed through the State of California since 2001, and has acted as the Chief Forensic Psychologist in Orange County since 2005.
Clinical- Dr. Berardino offers day and evening appointments for your convenience. All clinical treatment is done at the Laguna Hills office, which is wheelchair accessible.
Forensic- Dr. Berardino will travel for evaluations and court testimony.