PATHS Clinicians

  1. Dr. Christopher H. Benbow, MD

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    ["Psychiatric And Therapeutic Health Services"]
    President
    Physician and Surgeon
    9850 Genesse Avenue
    Suite 910
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Contact Dr. Benbow:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-622-0590
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    Dr. Benbow is a Board Certified Physician and Surgeon, and a specialist in Psychiatry and the practice of Psychopharmacology. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University, Texas in 1984, and his M.D. from the University of Texas, Medical School in 1988. Dr. Benbow has been practicing psychiatric medicine for over 25 years, and is recognized as a renound and distinguished expert in the field of pharmacology. He is highly skilled in the treatment of all age groups, and a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Benbow has managed and directed multiple programs and residents in the past 10 years. He currently holds a number of managerial positions:

    At Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA, he is:

    • Medical Director of Psychiatry and
    • Director of Consultation Psychiatry

    At Aurora Behavioral Health Care in San Diego, CA, he is:

    • Chief of Staff,
    • Medical Director of Inpatient Research, and
    • Medical Director of Military Treatment Programs

    Since 2006, Dr. Benbow has had the honor of serving Active Duty Service Members returning from current conflicts with PTSD and related Combat Operational issues. He is known as an expert is the treatment of these complex clinical presentations, as well as sleep disorders and clinical trials of sleep medication. Dr. Benbow espouses an integrated approach to treatment, utilizing specialists from all areas of clinical disciplines for maximum treatment outcome. Together with a diverse treatment team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Nurses, Dr. Benbow has developed and managed highly successful inpateint and outpatient Military Treatment Programs.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Benbow is a clinical instructor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and is is a prolific researcher, who is rigorous in his pursuit of randomized double-blind medication studies for the treatment of mental health issues. He is well published in this field, and has participated in the oversight and administration of over 100 such medication trials.

  2. Dr. Susan E.M. Rindt, PsyD

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    ["Psychiatric And Therapeutic Health Services"]
    Vice President
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    3790 Via de la Valle
    Suite 118E
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    Contact Dr. Rindt:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-342-9135
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
    email:
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    Originally from Scotland, Dr. Susan Rindt brings a unique and fresh perspective on the treatment of psychological issues. Trained in psychology in both the UK and the US, she is able to assess and address psychological needs in both the therapy realm, and through the use of psychological testing using a multicultural approach. Dr. Rindt received her undergraduate degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland and the University of California, Irvine. She went on to earn her Doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, (CSPP), San Diego. She has been a treating clinician for over 17 years, and prior to this had a primary career in management and supervision. Dr. Rindt currently serves as Director of Psychology and Clinical Director of Military Programs at Aurora Behavioral Behavioral Healthcare in San Diego. She directs a large clinical staff that includes Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and psychology interns. Dr. Rindt provides direct clinical service as well as clinical supervision to multiple groups, and numerous individuals. She treats children adolescents, adults and seniors, with a wide array of mental health concerns. She has developed and created multiple highly successful treatment programs, striving for excellence in every aspect of the delivery of psychological services.

    Dr. Rindt is recognized as an expert in treating PTSD, trauma and the related issues of Service Members and their families. Dr. Rindt is a certified Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) clinician, certified by Edna Foa, PhD the creator of PE. She has used this method on over 500 active duty service members directly and provided clinical supervision on PE on 1200 other cases. She is highly trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Rindt uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in all of her work, and teaches, trains, and supervises staff and interns in these methods. Dr. Rindt is an active collaborator with the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) and Veterans Affairs office in research projects on PTSD and related health issues.

  3. Dr. Julia Kusian, PsyD

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    ["Psychiatric And Therapeutic Health Services"]

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    3790 Via de la Valle
    Suite 118E
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    Contact Dr. Kusian:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-349-4222
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
    email:
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    Dr. Julia Kusian is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego, Ca. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an emphasis in sociology. While at the University of Washington, she worked with the Seattle Police Department providing crisis intervention and counseling to victims of domestic violence. She went on to receive a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Throughout her training and clinical practice, she has worked clients presenting with acute and chronic mental health issues, chemical dependency and dual diagnoses, terminal and chronic illness, issues related to gender and sexuality, and major life transitions. She is currently the Assistant Supervisor in the Psychology Department at Aurora Behavioral Behavioral Healthcare. There, she supervises pre and post doctoral interns, is involved in program development, and provides individual and group therapies.

    Dr. Kusian brings experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. She specializes in working with active duty service members and their families, the LGBT community, and individuals dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She has extensive experience working with trauma and is trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training. Dr. Kusian believes that every client has the capacity to overcome adversity and improve the quality of their life. She works collaboratively with clients to devise individualized treatment programs that capitalize on individuals' strengths and needs.

  4. Dr. Ruby Dunkelberg, PsyD

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    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    550 West Vista Way
    Suite 105
    Vista, CA 92083
    Contact Dr. Dunkelberg:
    Voice Work tel:
    619-318-3328
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Ruby Dunkelberg is a licensed clinical psychologist currently practicing in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in child development from San Diego State University. Dr. Dunkelberg subsequently earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in assessment and treatment of children and families, from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. She has 13 years of professional experience treating children, adolescents and adults in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including private and forensic psychiatric hospitals, short and long-term residential treatment centers for both adolescents and adults, non-public schools for emotionally disturbed youth, and college counseling centers.

    Predicated on the establishment of an atmosphere of trust and collaboration, Dr. Dunkelberg enjoys practicing an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches dependent upon the needs, strengths and preferences of the clients with whom she works. She has been trained in and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities based on cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, systems and attachment theories while taking into account the biopsychosocial contexts influencing her clients’ behaviors. Dr. Dunkelberg enjoys working with clients of all ages, but particularly likes to work with children and younger adolescents, using play therapy as the primary modality to help them explore their thoughts, feelings and ways in which they can use their abilities to cope with difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives. Being an adoptee herself, Dr. Dunkelberg also has a special interest in helping families navigate the challenges they may experience in the adoption process and subsequent maintenance of their familial relationships.

  5. Dr. Sarah White, PhD

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    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    3790 Via de la Valle
    Suite 118E
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    Contact Dr. White:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-869-5706
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Sarah White is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in both San Diego and San Bernardino, California. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an emphasis in criminal justice. While at Kent State, she worked as a research assistant for Yossi Ben- Porath, Ph.D., an expert on the topics of clinical assessment of psychopathology and personality with emphasis on the MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A. Dr. White went on to receive a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. She completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship at Napa State Hospital and the postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Patton State Hospital. She has received extensive training in both psychological and forensic assessment and throughout her clinical practice has worked clients presenting with mood and anxiety disorders, serious mental illness, personality disorders, substance use issues, cognitive impairment, and severe trauma histories. Dr. White currently serves as the Psychological Testing Supervisor for practicum students, pre-doctoral interns, and postdoctoral interns in the Psychology Department at Aurora Behavioral Health Care. Additionally, she works as a staff psychologist at Patton State Hospital conducting assessment and treatment with individuals committed to the hospital as incompetent to stand trial.

  6. Dr. Nikki Kanemaru-Klein, PhD

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    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    550 W. Vista Way
    Suite 408
    Vista, CA 92083
    Contact Dr. Kanemaru-Klein:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-240-9887
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Nikki Kanemaru-Klein graduated with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 2005. Dr. Kanemaru-Klein’s varied experience includes working at the New Vistas Crisis Center, Silverado Senior Living, and most recently at Vericare. Her interests include elderly populations, women’s issues, parenting, relationship issues, drug and alcohol problems, and working with military populations. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

  7. Dr. Brittany Davis, PhD

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    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    9850 Genesse Avenue
    Suite 910
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Contact Dr. Davis:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-465-7016
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Brittany Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego, California. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an emphasis on criminal justice. While attending the University of South Florida, she worked with high risk youth involved in the criminal justice system as a provider at the Juvenile Assessment Center and as a research assistant through the Florida Mental Health Institute. Dr. Davis went on to receive a Masters and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship and a two-year clinical-research postdoctoral fellowship working with Veteran’s with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring Substance Use Disorders (SUD) through the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

    Dr. Davis brings experience working with a variety of individuals; including adolescents and adults, as well as extensive work with active duty service members, first responders, and veterans. Throughout her training and within clinical practice, she works with clients presenting with mood and anxiety disorders, substance use and co-occurring disorders, adjustment difficulties and major life transitions, and severe trauma histories. She is a cognitive-behavioral therapist that utilizes evidence-based trauma focused treatment. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, and is trained in and has experience in Prolonged Exposure, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, and Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement therapy. Dr. Davis works collaboratively with her clients and believes that if willing, all individuals have the capacity and capability to successfully overcome the distress of difficult times that may occur within a lifetime. Dr. Davis currently serves as a psychologist working in the PTSD and substance use treatment services at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

  8. Dr. Jennifer Woodworth, PsyD

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    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    43385 Business Park Way
    Suite #110
    Temecula, CA 92590
    Contact Dr. Woodworth:
    Voice Work tel:
    760-440-5536
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Jennifer Woodworth graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of California, San Diego in 2002. She then worked with moderately and severely disabled children in a classroom setting, as well as providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with children with Autism. Dr. Woodworth continued her studies at The University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Masters in Education in 2004. She worked in the mental health field providing mental health services to children and their families in school and home settings. Dr. Woodworth received her with Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine Campus in 2013. Her recent experience includes working in outpatient, residential and inpatient settings treating children, adolescent, adult and active duty military service members and their dependents. Dr Woodworth has been providing treatment for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, dual-diagnosis, disruptive behavior, parenting, relationship issues and military family challenges. She is also a certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor.

  9. Dr. Timothy Scheuber, PhD

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    ["Psychiatric And Therapeutic Health Services"]

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    550 West Vista Way
    Suite 408
    Vista, CA 92083
    Contact Dr. Scheuber:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-751-9207
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Dr. Timothy Scheuber is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego, California. He graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and emphasis in justice systems. He subsequently earned his Masters and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Throughout his clinical training and practice, he has worked with a variety of populations, which included those with autism spectrum disorders, acute and chronic mental health symptoms, substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and pre and post-conviction criminal offenders. He has additionally conducted neuropsychological assessments in an inpatient and day treatment setting to individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and strokes. With respect to research, he helped conduct a study which examined the viability of a pathophysiological assessment device as an alternative to urinalysis drug testing procedures. Dr. Scheuber has experience working with a wide range of individuals, from children and adolescents to adults and the elderly. He has had the privilege of providing psychotherapeutic services to Active Duty Service Members for two years. He utilizes a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation in his clinical practice, and incorporates skills and strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Dr. Scheuber works collaboratively with his clients to help them work through their unique challenges and improve their psychological well-being. He believes that every individual holds the inherent ability to create a meaningful life and enjoys assisting his clients in their journey to do so.

  10. Dr. Devon Berkheiser, PsyD

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    ["Psychiatric And Therapeutic Health Services"]

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    9850 Genesse Avenue
    Suite 910
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Contact Dr. Berkheiser:
    Voice Work tel:
    858-337-1213
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Devon Berkheiser, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego, California. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then moved to San Diego, where she earned a Master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Berkheiser has experience in a wide range of clinical settings, from hospitals and residential facilities to university counseling centers and outpatient programs. She has significant experience working in the substance abuse/addiction field, having coordinated an intensive outpatient program and served as the Clinical Director of a prominent residential substance abuse treatment facility in San Diego. In addition to working at PATHS, she also currently works at the counseling center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

    Dr. Berkheiser’s therapeutic approach incorporates a blend of techniques, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has experience working with clients who are dealing with a variety of issues, including substance misuse and addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment difficulties and life transitions, and relationship challenges. Above all, Dr. Berkheiser strives to build a collaborative relationship with her clients and to use a pragmatic approach. She works to help her clients better understand their thoughts and feelings so that they can be empowered to make choices that improve their lives and their overall well-being.

  11. Tiziana Tarquinio, MA, MFT

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    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    550 West Vista Way
    Suite 408
    Vista, CA 92083
    Contact Tarquinio:
    Voice Work tel:
    619-639-7058
    Fax fax:
    760-634-1981
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    Tiziana Tarquinio, MA, MFT, earned her BA in Psychology from University California Santa Barbara and MA in Marriage Family and Child Counseling from National University in San Diego. Before joining PATHS Therapy, Tiziana worked for The Counseling Team International (TCTI). Tiziana was part of TCTI's 24-hour Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) team and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Tiziana responded to many types of critical incidents such as officer involved shootings, workplace violence, line of duty deaths, baby deaths, suicides, school shootings, and bank robberies. Tiziana provided services following major critical incidents such as the Big Bear Manhunt (Dorner case) and the San Bernardino terrorist attack at Inland Regional Center. Additionally she provided counseling services to employees in governmental agencies, including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service personnel, and their families. Tiziana also worked as a clinician for the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team in San Diego. During the 40 hours a week in a police unit, Tiziana learned a great deal about the needs of the law enforcement community, crisis intervention with a 5150 involuntary hold certification, and working with a wide range of mental health disorders and trauma. Tiziana' specialities include: PTSD, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and family/relational conflicts. Tiziana is a trained professional in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.