Low Fee Services

California Women’s Therapy is now offering low fee mental health services through our pre-licensed therapist training program!

At California Women’s Therapy, we have a training program for pre-licensed therapists.

Our program includes Postdoctoral Psychological Associates and Practicum Students.

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Postdoctoral Psychological Associates

Our “Postdoctoral Psychological Associates” are pre-licensed psychologists with doctoral degrees in psychology who are accruing their postdoctoral hours towards becoming independently licensed.

The standard fee for individual psychotherapy with our Postdoctoral Psychological Associates is $115 per session.

Our Postdoctoral Psychological Associates are working under the direct supervision of our owner and founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman.

They receive additional supervision & training from our clinical supervisory team: Dr. Talia Barach, Dr. Deepti Vaswani, Dr. Christina Zavalza, Dr. Theresa Cao, & Dr. Laura Ruaro,.

Meet Our Postdoctoral Psychological Associates

Dr. Marina Marcus

California Women’s Therapy Postdoctoral Psychological Associate

PhD in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University

Master’s Degree in Public Health from The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego

Dr. Marina is currently accepting new clients.

Dr. Marina Marcus holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, and she is currently accruing her postdoctoral hours towards licensure as a Psychologist under the supervision of CWT’s owner & founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman (PSY # 28433). 

Dr. Marina was born in Ukraine and raised in Southern California. She has a passion for learning about diverse cultures and perspectives and has spent time traveling and living all over the world, including two years in rural Ethiopia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Dr. Marina has a passion for social justice and increasing access to mental health services for people and communities who have experienced systemic oppression. 

As a therapist, Dr. Marina approaches each client with warmth, openness and authenticity, and her ultimate objective is to help each client to feel heard, equipped, and empowered as they work towards personal growth. Dr. Marina has experience working with adolescents and adults who are learning to cope with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, stress, past trauma, major life transitions, relationship difficulties, and chronic medical conditions. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), relational and psychodynamic models, and mindfulness practices. Dr. Marina works with each client to create a treatment plan that fits their unique situation and goals. 

Dr. Marina is a working mom with two small children and has first-hand experience with the responsibility and challenges that come with wearing multiple hats throughout the day. Her favorite activities are going on outdoor adventures with her family, dancing, cooking, and reading.

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Dr. Marie Diaz

California Women’s Therapy Postdoctoral Psychological Associate

Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University

Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix

Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a major in English Literature and dual minors in Speech & Public Speaking from University of Santo Tomas (Saint Thomas) in the Philippines

Dr. Marie is currently accepting new clients.

Dr. Marie Diaz holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University, and she is currently accruing her postdoctoral hours towards licensure as a Psychologist under the supervision of CWT’s owner & founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman (PSY # 28433). 

Dr. Marie earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a major in English Literature and dual minors in Speech and Public Speaking from University of Santo Tomas (Saint Thomas) in the Philippines. Additionally, she earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Marie was born and raised in the Philippines, later migrated to the UK, and eventually moved to California — where she met her husband of 28 years.  Dr. Marie’s passion for helping others began at a very young age.  Over the years, she worked to feed, clothe, and educate underprivileged children in remote areas of the Philippines, and she frequently cooked for the Santa Monica shelter for battered women.  As a young woman, she toured Europe as a singer in pop cover bands and still enjoys singing.  Her other hobbies include painting, drawing, cooking, and gardening.  

Dr. Marie is especially keen on working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and other stress-related disorders. She has received basic training in EMDR therapy from Hope International University, and she is currently working on her EMDR certification.

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Practicum Students

Our “Practicum Students” are pre-licensed therapists who are currently completing a master’s or doctoral program in psychology, professional counseling, or a related mental health field.

These pre-licensed therapists are working under the supervision of our training team — which consists of Dr. Jordyn Trockman (our Director of Training) and our clinical supervisors: Dr. Deepti Vaswani, Dr. Christina Zavalza, Dr. Theresa Cao, Dr. Laura Ruaro, & Dr. Talia Barach.

The standard fee for individual psychotherapy with our Practicum Students is $65 per session.

For clients experiencing severe financial hardship, discounts may be available.

Meet Our Practicum Students

Stephanie Dunton

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Saybrook University

Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Coaching from Life University 

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Virginia State University 

Stephanie is currently accepting new clients.

Stephanie Dunton is pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University. She has previously earned a Master’s in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Coaching and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Virginia State University. 

Stephanie has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and military personnel. In addition to providing psychotherapy, she has experience conducting psychological evaluations to clarify diagnoses, determine appropriate recommendations, and provide education about mental health recovery. 

Stephanie enjoys working with adolescents, preteens, and adults (especially college students/young adults beginning their transition into adulthood). She is looking forward to supporting a variety of individuals while gaining clinical experience during her time with California Women’s Therapy. 

Fun fact about Stephanie: she enjoys making açai bowls, traveling, and spending time with family. 

Stephanie is working under the primary supervision of Dr. Deepti Vaswani.

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Beth Augspurger

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Master’s student at Upper Iowa University pursuing her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University

Bachelor’s Degree Psychology from Upper Iowa University

Beth is currently accepting new clients.

Dr. Beth Augspurger is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Upper Iowa University. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Upper Iowa University, Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Beth has experience working with families and individuals with diverse backgrounds and multiple diagnoses. She has provided behavioral services to families in their homes, clinical settings, and children and adolescence in school settings. Her background in behavior analysis allows for a function-based approach to cognition and internalizing behaviors and allows for treatment options that are centered on client needs and preferences. 

Beth finds joy in life-long learning and is devoted to helping others through her work in psychology. She is particularly passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and depression. As a working mother of two (ages 9 and 6), she is also able to relate to the stressors and celebrations of daily life. Beth looks forward to supporting women with various mental health needs.

Beth is working under the primary supervision of Dr. Talia Barach.

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Tondria Hall

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Master’s student at Colorado Christian University pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Counseling

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix

Tondria is currently adding potential new therapy clients to her waiting list.

Tondria Hall is a Master’s student at Colorado Christian University pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Counseling. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Tondria was born in Carmichael, CA, and raised in Stockton, CA, where she currently resides. In her free time, she enjoys painting and going on long hikes with her family.

Tondria is naturally drawn to helping people of all ages and life stages. Her relevant work experience includes group counseling with probationers and at-risk youth as well as therapeutic behavioral services and crisis mobilization with children, adolescents, and young adults. She is especially interested in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or may be re-entering into society from a season of incarceration. Tondria loves making a safe space for people to feel seen and heard. 

Tondria is working under the primary supervision of Dr. Theresa Cao.

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Joyti Badhan

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Pursuing a Doctorate. in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University

Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati

Joyti is currently adding potential new therapy clients to her waiting list.

Joyti Badhan is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University. She has previously earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati as well as a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Joyti is passionate about the field of psychology due to the opportunities this affords to utilize empathy to help others in need. She is especially interested in working with individuals who have experienced trauma as well as individuals struggling with substance use and addictions. During her time with California Women’s Therapy, Joyti is eager to gain additional experience working with individuals with a wide variety of presenting problems.

Joyti was born in India and moved to New Jersey with her family when she was 8 years old. She recently moved to California and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. 

Joyti is working under the primary supervision of Dr. Christina Zavalza

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Meet our Training Team

Dr. Jordyn Trockman

Director of Training

Owner & Founder California Women’s Therapy

Licensed Psychologist  in California (PSY #28433)

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adler University

M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Adler University

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Dr. Talia Barach

Dr. Talia Barach

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY 29581) and Illinois (071.010249)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

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Dr. Theresa Cao

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY # 30728)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Azusa Pacific University (emphasis in Family Psychology)

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Dr. Laura Ruaro

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY # 29974)

Professional Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology (London Metropolitan University)

Bilingual in English & Italian

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Dr. Christina Zavalza

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY #30441)

Professional Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University

Bilingual in English & Spanish

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Dr. Deepti Vaswani

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Psychologist in California (PSY # 27925)

Psy.D in Clinical Community Psychology from the University of La Verne 

Master’s in Health Psychology from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.

Begin your journey today 🌱