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Dr. Stamatia Daroglou

Dr. Daroglou is a licensed psychologist in California providing psychodynamically informed psychotherapy to adults and couples. Dr. Daroglou currently maintains an ongoing Private Practice in La Jolla, California providing in house appointments (face to face) and online services (Tele-Health) for psychotherapy in various specialties. She also is trilingual in English, German, and Greek. She provides services for multiple patients using different insurance plans such as Medicare, TriCare, TriWest/Veteran’s Choice. 

She has dedicated her time evaluating and treating adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Dr. Daroglou’s practice focuses on the areas of trauma/PTSD, Illness/Health, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment to life circumstances, and working with Health Care providers. She also provides special services

such as Health Coaching. 

Dr. Daroglou received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego in 2003. She received a Master of Science in Psychology, with a specialty in Psychometrics in 1998 and a B.A. in Psychology in 1996 from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She also received a Certificate in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2009.


For over two decades, Dr. Daroglou has performed psychological evaluations for the courts and the department of corrections in two States where she conducted risk and threat assessments and comprehensive psychological evaluations in order to provide recommendations to the courts for or against probation, recommendations for treatment planning, and recommendations for re-entry in the community. She has also served as a Behavioral Health Consultant for the US Navy providing evaluations and treatment to patients at the Naval Hospital who were struggling with physical health problems impacting their emotional world. She has taught graduate courses at the University and has provided Clinical Supervision in clinics and hospitals. Further, she has provided workshops and in-services in clinics and hospitals for staff including communication skills, time management, organizational skills, suicide prevention, and managing forensic patients in hospitals. She has also published and presented in conferences on a variety of topics related to personality assessment, cross-cultural matters, and memory among others. 

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Dr. Ivy Kensinger

Dr. Ivy Kensinger (Dr. K) is a Psychological Associate under the supervision of Dr. Stamatia Daroglou. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University and received clinical training in both therapy and psychological testing, working primarily with adults and adolescents age 16+. She holds certification in LGBTQ+ Mental Health and Human Services through the Rockway Institute, and has focused experience in chronic pain and other chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, and alternative relationship styles.


Dr. K's  theoretical orientation and approach to therapy is Existential-Integrationist, which means that she looks at everyone as a unique individual with personal life experiences, how these relate to universal human experiences, and tailors her therapeutic approach to fit each individual, their strengths, and their needs. Her goal is to assist patients in expanding upon their current strengths, learning more about themselves and the way they view the world, and working with their current psychological functioning to bring about improvements.


Dr. K believes strongly in approaching each person with A.C.E.:  Acceptance (of the person you are and who you want to be), Compassion (for your life experiences, your struggles, and your conquests), and Equality (everyone is equally human and deserves to be treated with the same rights and respects).  Therapy is a process where therapist and patient work together to bring about meaningful improvements in the patient's life. Each person is the expert on themselves, and Dr. K looks forward to learning about the unique factors that make a person who they are and working with them to make positive change.

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Dr. Casey Adamson

Dr. Adamson is a Psychological Associate with a PsyD in clinical psychology and is supervised by Dr. Stamatia Daroglou. Dr. Adamson received a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University and completed her doctoral degree in 2023 from CalSouthern University. She has over 14 years of experience working with people with traumatic experiences through community based services. She has worked with veterans for the last 10 years, focusing on harm reduction, motivational interviewing and LEAP interventions.  


Dr. Adamson provides counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. She has a broad range of therapeutic intervention practices including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and multifaceted approaches in order to treat a variety of needs and diverse populations. She is focused on helping clients achieve goals and find sustainable and manageable coping skills. She is available for through tele-health (on-line sessions) or in-person meetings for private pay clients.

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