My name is Krystal Pope and I am a licensed psychologist in California. My educational background includes graduating with my PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Specialty while at the same time completing my law degree. I believe the interaction between these two fields of study has provided me a unique perspective in treating my clients in that I analyze the issues from multiple angles, not just those directly related to MH issues. I have practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient community mental health, and forensic settings (for treatment and evaluation) as well as completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychological evaluations. I believe my experience in these multiple diverse settings helps me understand my client's experiences in a way that enhances your therapeutic benefits. Further, the intersection of my forensic psychology and legal training gives me a unique perspective when working with first responders (i.e. law enforcement, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, etc), lawyers, social workers and others coping with the stressors of these professions. My work with incarcerated patients experiencing the stressors of isolation, fear, and depression will directly translate to community based clients with similar concerns as a result of COVID-19.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , ADHD Read more...
Psychologist #PSY31317 (Expires: 2021-10-04)
She’s very helpful and provides the tools I need to get through life. She’s empathetic and gives me the space I need to vent.
I met with several counselors before continuing to work with Dr. Pope. She works coming from a place of understanding and active listening. We settled on a solution based plan and she helped me reframe my own thoughts and how effective therapy can be.
Very understanding and good communication considering the circumstances of the quarantine and probably being extra busy.
Dr. Pope has a very supportive feel and calming voice. You can tell she really does want to listen and really does want to help find a solution. She’s very active and keeps checking up on you.
I really like Dr. Pope. I’ve only had two sessions with her so far, but she listens well, and makes me feel less crazy, and that what I’m going through is okay and valid.