Norell V. McCaw, PsyD. is a registered psychological assistant under the supervision of Kirstin Filizetti, Ph.D. Dr. McCaw earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She received clinical training at San Diego State University Counseling and Psychological Services, the San Diego LGBT Center, and the University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Treatment Program.
Dr. McCaw has experience providing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. She has treated clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress management, and relationship concerns. Her interests are in Mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment approaches and encourages self-exploration, self-compassion, and self-responsibility. She entered the field with a passion for helping others and believes that through an authentic, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship, we can become happier, healthier, and more connected.
What is a Psychological Assistant?
A psychological assistant is a prelicensed individual working under the direct supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. The benefits of seeing a psychological assistant include: (1) more affordable services as the psych assistant is beginning their career in the field, (2) generally the psych assistant is more aware of advances in the field as they are recent graduates, and (3) psych assistants are recieving supervision, so you receive feedback from two therapists.