Psychological Services Center: Oakland
Low cost mental health services with a generous sliding fee scale.
We are an Alameda Medi Cal provider.
1440 Broadway, Suite 610
Oakland, CA 94612
Hasse Leonard-Pagel, PhD, Executive Director
Evelia Martinez, Office Manager
By appointment only
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 510-628-9065.
Mental Health Services
All therapists are doctoral level & every trainee is supervised by a licensed psychologist.
- Adult, child and adolescent psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Couples therapy
- Psychological testing
- Neuropsychological testing
- LD testing
Clinical Psychology Training Center
This training program serves pre- and post-doctoral clinical psychology students in the Bay Area. Each year practicum, internship and post doctoral level students provide professional, culturally competent services to our clients. We employ numerous licensed psychologists as supervisors to provide excellent quality supervision and training to our students. All therapists receive between 6 and 10 hours of training and supervision per week.
- AB3632 Assessments
- School Based Mental Health Services
- Head Start
Core Supervisory Staff:
Terry E. Meyers, PhD
Terry E. Meyers, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco East Bay area. She is faculty at Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology, teaching psychological assessment to graduate students in clinical psychology. Dr. Meyers is a supervisor at The Psychological Services Center, Alliant’s training clinic in Oakland. She was a volunteer supervisor for Crisis Support Services of Alameda County as well as The Wright Institute for over ten years. She has offices in Oakland and San Leandro where she works with children, adolescents, families and adults, offering psychotherapy, assessment and consultation services. She is a member of The San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. Dr. Meyers also has a background in arts education, the performing arts, and arts administration.
Elizabeth Milnes, PsyD
Elizabeth Milnes, PsyD graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1988. She was licensed in Colorado in 1989 and then moved to California where she was licensed in 1991. As director of an adolescent treatment program in the 80’s, she worked with the court system to train attorneys and judges in the use of psychological testing to determine outcomes/recommendations for the adolescents in the system. As Executive Director/ Training Director of PSC, Dr. Milnes focuses on training, programming, and provision of services. She believes that developing good training opportunities for students is essential for them to remain competitive in the current market. Dr. Milnes has had a private practice in Richmond, California since 1993 working with adults who have experienced complex trauma and resulting mood disorders. She has been involved with trauma response on a national, as well as local level for the past 12 years. Her future career goal is to develop a “Parenting Academy” where parents are taught the skills they need to be successful so that the cycle of abuse and dysfunction might be altered. In her “other” life Dr. Milnes is a parent, spends time on the bleachers of multiple basketball games, and reads any book she can.
Anne-Olivia Shelton, PsyD
At the Psychological Services Center, Anne-Olivia Shelton, PsyD is the Child & Family Assessment Project Director, School Therapist Program Supervisor and the Supervisor of the PSC/ Alameda County Educationally Related Mental Health Services(ERMHS -formerly known as AB3632) Eligibility Evaluation Partnership. She also continues to offer both clinical and assessment supervision to trainees. In her private practice, she specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments and psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, adults and teens. She also is part of a group practice for which she focuses on testing for ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and emotional issues. Dr. Shelton is also a Vendor Psychologist for the Regional Center of the East Bay where she performs Autism and Mental Retardation evaluations. Her speaking engagements include lectures given at the Alameda County Superior Courts as well as at speech and language pathology agencies. Lectures span from the identification of affective disorders in infancy and early childhood to the importance of testing in developing differential diagnosis in juvenile delinquents.
Tim Tisdell, PsyD
Dr. Tisdellis a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He earned his Doctorate degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2002. He completed an APA pre-doctoral internship at RAMS (Richmond Area Multi-Services) in San Francisco, where he received rigorous training in working with Asian-Americans and other underserved populations. Dr. Tisdell also completed Doctoral training at WestCoast Children’s Center, Circle of Care, and the Wright Institute Psychology Clinic. He completed his Post-Doctoral training at the Ann Martin Center, where he stayed on for 7 additional years as a supervising and treating, school-based psychologist. Dr. Tisdell primarily focuses on child and adolescent treatment and parent consultation. He is particularly interested in psychodynamic (primarily Object Relations) theory, but also utilizes cognitive behavioral and family systems theories. His growing area of clinical focus centers around adult work with a particular emphasis in young adulthood and other adult life transitions as well as the unique issues facing LGBTQ youth and adults. In addition to his work at the PSC, Dr. Tisdell has a private practice in Oakland and works as a clinician at the Village Counseling and Assessment Center in Oakland. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, where he provided clinical supervision to Doctoral level students and taught coursework on child psychotherapeutic theory and technique. Further, he presents nationally on a variety of mental health topics. Most recently, he is a key contributor about psychodynamic play therapy for a highly regarded play therapy text (Kottman, T. (2011). Play therapy: Basics and beyond, Second Edition. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association).
Sarah Warner, PhD
Sarah Warner, PhD is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. Prior to beginning graduate training, she served as director of Phoenix House San Diego, Inc., an adolescent substance abuse treatment program, from 1997 – 2001 where she realized the necessity of engaging families in the treatment of their adolescent. In 2006 she graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University - San Diego with an emphasis in child and family studies, and earned the F. Joseph McGuigan Student Research Award for her research examining caregiver engagement in family therapy. She has been licensed since 2008 and has served as a primary supervisor at Psychological Services Center (PSC), an outpatient community clinic in downtown Oakland. In addition to providing individual and group supervision, she supervises psychology students working with youth with emotional and behavioral problems in Special Day Classrooms. Dr. Warner also maintains a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents and families who are dealing with life cycle transitions, children’s misbehavior, ADHD, sexuality, coming out, family communication, grief and loss, parenting, enuresis/encopresis, addiction, anger/stress management, mood disorders, teen pregnancy, abuse, trauma, personal growth, and self-esteem.
Carrie Wasson, PsyD
Dr. Wasson has been a member of the Psychological Services Center team since 2009. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. Dr. Wasson’s pre-doctoral training included child and adolescent therapy in a school setting, adult individual and group treatment at a community mental health center and individual and group therapy at San Diego State University Counseling Center. She also has experience working at an acute outpatient crisis center. After completing her post-doctoral training at the PSC, she earned her license as a clinical psychologist in 2011. Dr. Wasson is currently the director of the intake office at the PSC and is a clinical supervisor. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association.
- Hilary Combs, PsyD
- Patricia Cummings PsyD
- Ahmed Darwish, PsyD
- Allie Edwards, PhD
- Anna Franco, PsyD
- Sandra Frucht, PhD
- Stephanie Lee, PhD
- Romi Mann, PsyD
- Donna Moriguchi, PhD
- Holly Oswald, PsyD
- David Ritvo, MD
- Deborah Ronay, PsyD
- Julia Shaub, PhD
- Molly Stullman, PhD
- Gregory Wells, PhD
- Katya Woodmansee, PhD