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  • Kelly Phillips, PhD

    Kelly Phillips, PhD

    Adult, Child & Adolescent  Psychological Assessor/Registered Psychological Associate

    “I sought this career because psychological evaluations can provide people with clear and direct answers. I feel that once the answers are identified then planning effective treatment becomes much easier and client’s receive relief much faster. I’ve seen how painful mental health symptoms are and how they can impact so many aspects of someone’s life. I feel clients deserve answers so they can collaborate with professionals to create a healthy plan to minimize the impact of their symptoms. It can be especially hard as a parent to understand what their child may be going through because they cannot yet communicate what might be happening for them. My goal is to glean helpful information about children to better understand their world and what might be negatively impacting their functioning. I enjoy helping others realize there is hope and there are ways to get support in their life so they can move past their current struggles.”

    Dr. Kelly Phillips earned her doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a focus on Psychological Testing. Her specialties include testing adults and children using: Psychological Assessments, Psycho-Educational Assessments, Neurological Assessments and Forensic Assessments. Testing is a great therapeutic tool to help unlock a client’s specific symptoms which can lead to clear answers and a clear treatment plan. Psychological testing may be necessary to get accommodations. Types of accommodations include: standardized testing (LSAT, MCAT, SAT etc.), school accommodations for your child or classroom accommodations for college students. If you have a young child and are unsure why they may be struggling with behavioral concerns or academic concerns; a psycho-educational assessment and/or testing for ADHD may give parents the answers they are looking for. Once the testing is complete a detailed list of treatment recommendations are provided to aid in treatment planning.


    • Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology Alliant International University – Fresno, California
    • Masters of Science in Criminology with Victimology emphasis California State University Fresno – Fresno, California
    • Bachelor of Science in Criminology California State University Fresno – Fresno, California

    License Number:

    • Registered Psychological Associate
    • PSB 94027200



    • Pepperdine University, Adjunct Professor GSEP Graduate Campus – West LA Campus & Online: Classes taught include: psycho-pharmacology, personality assessments, and assessments of individuals, couples and families. Classes are taught to graduate students in the Master’s program at Pepperdine University.
    • Aspire Therapy Center, Psychological Associate: Administer, score and interpret psychological assessments to children and adults.
    • Counseling Services, Inc. Dr. Walter Brown, Lead Psychological Assistant: Interim Clinical Director for LMFT’s. Administer psychological evaluations for clients for various referral questions. Educate, train and supervise all psychological assistants. Write psychological evaluation reports for medical evaluations, court hearings, educational evaluations and disability.
    • Began working in the field of psychology in 2012 and emphasized her focus on psychological assessments since 2014. Has extensive experience working with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings including in-patient treatment, schools, private practice and within California state treatment programs.

    Assessments Offered to Diagnose:

    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Dementia/ Alzheimer’s
    • Personality Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Depressive Disorders
    • Bipolar
    • Eating Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Learning Disorders
    • ADHD
    • Mood Disorders
    • Educational/Academic Concerns
    • Intellectual Disabilities
    • Neurocognitive Evaluations to assess functioning
    • Behavioral Concerns in children
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Malingering
    • PTSD
    • Diagnostic Clarification
    • Forensic Evaluations
    • Clearance to return to work/school

    Assessments are offered to children and adults ages 3-80 years old, however each test administered has specific criteria and must be approved prior to testing.