Shaina Carter, Psy.D.

Dr. Carter is a Postdoctoral Resident and Psychological Associate at Sentiero. She is advanced in her clinical training and currently completing the final requirements for licensure as a psychologist via the supervision of Dr. Kierce. She earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego and completed an APA-Accredited predoctoral internship program at Aurora Behavioral Health Care in San Diego.

Dr. Carter’s training experiences have been in the context of providing psychotherapy and assessments to children, adults, and families in community mental health centers and psychiatric hospital facilities. She is passionate about working with active duty military members and dependents, as well as approaching and understanding each individual through a culturally aware, relational, and psychodynamic lens. Her training has included serving military populations, families in the context of addiction and trauma, and the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders in adulthood. Her therapeutic approach is a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Dr. Carter has been published as a co-contributor in the Journal of American Medical Association related to her involvement in a research study at UCSD which investigated the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Her research and clinical interests include trauma-related disorders within the military population, prenatal substance-use exposure, addiction, and mood disorders.

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