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

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

All of 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.

The standard fee for individual psychotherapy with our Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants is $100 per session.

The standard fee for individual psychotherapy with our Practicum Students is $50 per session.

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

Meet Our Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants

Dr. Marie Diaz

California Women’s Therapy Postdoctoral Psychological Assistant

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 Diaz holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University, and 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.

Meet Our Practicum Students

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 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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Lily Monroe

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Master’s student in Clinical Counseling at Grand Canyon University

Bachelor’s in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine

Lily Monroe is currently earning her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine, where she later taught and worked with the neuroscience research department. 

Lily has always been drawn to psychology and understanding the human experience for people across all ages and stages of life. She also has a history of working in behavioral health with children, parents, and families. 

Lily is interested in working with all people — with particular interests in working with women, single moms by choice, the queer community, and children. She has a deep and personal desire to be a safe space for those struggling with traumatic experiences.

Lily has lived between Hawaii and California her whole life and enjoys spending time at home with her daughter and pets. 

Lily is working under the primary supervision of Dr. Laura Ruaro.

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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 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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Jessica Stevenson

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Pursuing Dual Master’s in Forensic Psychology and Counseling at Holy Names University

Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from Mills College with coursework at Howard University

Jessica O. Stevenson is currently earning a Dual Master’s in Forensic Psychology and Counseling at Holy Names University (no religious affiliation). Jessica earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Ethnic Studies completing her coursework at both Howard University as a domestic exchange student and Mills College, where she later graduated.

Jessica feels called to work in service to the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC individuals, and all persons whose lives have intersected with systems of oppression. She has a deep commitment to trauma stewardship, which is informed by a lens of radical healing psychology and a working social justice framework. Jessica is organically drawn to working with all forms of trauma within a bigger backdrop of systematic oppression and liberation theory.

Jessica centers the client as the subject matter expert and works to provide a therapeutic atmosphere of validation  through the reclamation of inner power, personal agency, and bodily autonomy.

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

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Lisa Lee

California Women’s Therapy Practicum Student

Pursuing MA in Counseling Psychology at Holy Names University

Bachelor’s in Sociology from Mills College

Lisa Lee is a Master’s student at Holy Names University (no religious affiliation) pursuing her M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Lisa also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Mills College. She was born, raised and is still now residing in the Bay Area of California. Lisa identifies as a lesbian, a single mom by choice, and an Army Veteran. Pre-pandemic (also pre-baby) her world was all about traveling, going on adventures, and enjoying life. In her free time she loves taking her little one to the zoo, listening to musicals, and sewing. 

Lisa is interested in working with Queer women, young adults, single mothers by choice, as well as veterans, though she is open to people from all walks of life. Lisa is passionate about making sure people have a safe space to feel heard.

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

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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. 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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