Shaina Crone, M.A. is a Registered Psychological Assistant at Sentiero. Her work is supervised by Dr. Kierce. She completed her undergraduate training at San Diego State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at California School for Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. She is advanced in her clinical training as she is currently completing her final requirements for her doctoral degree at an APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship Program. She will complete the requirements for her doctoral degree this summer and then begin accruing postdoctoral hours required for eligibility to become licensed as a psychologist while working with Dr. Kierce and the Sentiero team.
Ms. Crone’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.
Ms. Crone is a published co-contributor in the Journal of American Medical Association as she was involved with a UCSD research study investigating the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Her research and clinical interests include trauma-related disorders within the military population, prenatal substance-use exposure, addiction, and mood disorders.