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Our Practice

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.

Popular information

  • 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
  • Compassionate
  • Professional, but down to earth
  • Experience teaching and presenting in college, academic, public, health, and law enforcement forums

Latest questions and answers

1What is forensic psychology?

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.

2Do you provide treatment?

In addition to the practice of forensic psychology, Dr. Berardino provides clinical treatment for minors age 12 and up and adults.

3 What are your rates?

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.

4How long have you been practicing and licensed?

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.

5When do you offer appointments and will you travel?

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.


Dr. Stacey Berardino Ph.D


Dr. Berardino has been a licensed psychologist since August of 2001.