Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates

The Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates Team

Our team of expert Psychologists and Psychotherapists specializes in the most effective and cutting-edge treatments guaranteed to sponsor you in Living Your Excellence. Life is an incredible journey. We believe everyone deserves to live their most fulfilled life, free from self-doubt, insecurities, depression, anxiety, and other painful and life impacting struggles—insomnia, chronic pain, trauma, and others.

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Kate Truitt

Founder
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kate Truitt is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist with an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, and has dedicated her life to advancing treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders. She leads her flagship organization, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, which is headquartered in beautiful Old Town Pasadena.

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Lorelei Batoon

Office Manager
Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates

Lorelei Batoon’s work as Office Manager is essential to the warm, professional and inviting service experience that our clients encounter every day. Lorelei has been a part of the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates family since our opening, and she has been instrumental in growing and continuously improving our service and operations. 

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Dr. Yolanda Céspedes

Director of Clinical Training
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Céspedes is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates. Having worked across both academic and clinical settings, she brings  extensive experience in training, supervision, and delivery of clinical care. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Rebecca Turner

Director of Program Development Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Utilizing humor, creativity, compassion, and curiosity, Rebecca is dedicated to using effective and personally targeted treatments supported by insights from neuroscience to support your healing journey. She leads Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates’ Neurofeedback Program. This cutting-edge treatment process analyzes and retrains the brain’s electrical patterns for optimal wellness.

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Dr. Jill Philo

Traditional Naturopath and Functional Health Practitioner

Dr. Jill Philo has dedicated the past 20 years to helping others reclaim their health through a holistic, innovative, and multi-disciplinary approach based in neuroscience. She does this by helping educate clients on how lifestyle choices and environmental factors can hold them back from their full health potential. She uses her extensive Naturopathic knowledge to create and teach personalized change plans. 

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Damien Gonsalves

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Damien builds compassion and constructive rapport with clients to provide exceptional care as therapist focusing on solutions. He specializes in LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, substance abuse treatment, and trauma therapy. He helps clients regulate their psychological states and release trauma stored in the body, combining innovative, cutting-edge techniques based in neuroscience.

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Kayla Tse

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Kayla is an Attachment Trauma-Informed Art Therapist and LMFT. She empowers clients to heal from attachment and developmental trauma and lead more joyful and authentic lives. She is trained and experienced in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Evidence-Based Practices. Her Integrative practice is based on the belief that your Body and Mind innately guide you toward healing.

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Dr. Justin Carter

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Carter turned his childhood dream of helping others into a lifetime commitment. In his clinical practice he has been committed to helping individuals and families heal. Dr. Carter’s research and experience have supported his passion for assisting those he works with reach their ultimate potential and achieve excellence in their lives. He is committed to being solution-focused, energetic, and efficient.

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Shannon Byrnes

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Shannon is passionate about helping people heal from the ‘inside out’ and within their relationships. In couples work her focus is facilitating each partner’s capacity to attune to and support the other’s personal growth. She fosters revealing one’s self through an expression of feelings and thoughts, without blame or accusing, teaching them to respond with empathy while holding onto themselves.

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Dr. Vince Panvini

Psychological Associate

Dr. Panvini is dedicated to joining his clients on a journey of healing, growth, and personal empowerment. His focus is for clients to feel empowered to become their own agents of change while learning to navigate life’s challenges with flexibility, care, and compassion. He integrates neuroscience-based techniques to align mind and body and assist with emotion regulation while incorporating cognitively based approaches.

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