License and Certifications
  • Licensed Psychologist in California (23354), New Mexico (1245), and Wisconsin (3081-57)
  • Psychology Doctorate (PsyD)
  • Master Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP)
  • Board Certified in Biofeedback, Associate Fellow (#B4958):   Certified by BCIA
  • Master Addiction Counselor (#507515):  Certified by NAADAC
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP); Certified by IATP
  • Integrated Primary Care, Certificate
  • Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor - Level V (#081611): Certified by CAADE
  • National Provider Identification (#1174840086)
  • Business License (#B201000986)                               

Professional Memberships & Activities 
  • Adjunct Faculty - Clinical PhD Program, Alliant University 2013-2015
  • CEO of the Point Loma Clinic, APC  
  • American Psychological Association, full member
  • California Psychological Association, full member
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - Facilitator Coordinator
  • Board Member, Div 5 (Psychopharmacology), CA Psychological Society  2011-2017  
  • SMART Recovery - Regional Administrator, Volunteer Advisor, Facilitator.   2003-2011

Honors and Awards
  • CPA, Div 5 Distinguished Service Award
  • Catherine Lodge Memorial Scholarship for Education
  • National Sea Grant Scholar
  • Cornell University MS/PhD Scholarship
  • UC Santa Barbara Academic Scholarship 
  • UC Education Abroad Program, Kenya

Publications​
Meichenbaum, D., & Myers, J. Strategies for coping with grief. In Neimeyer, R. A. (Ed.) (2015). Techniques of grief therapy (vol. 2): Assessment and intervention. New York: Routledge.
Myers, J. (2011). A review of the book Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for psychologists. Archives of Medical Psychology, 2(2), 68-74.
Myers, J. & Meichenbaum, D. (2011). Copyright. SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS).  
Myers, J. (2008). The how and why of heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVBF) (unpublished doctoral dissertation). California Southern University.
Myers, J. (2007). Are SMART recovery teens just little SMART recovery adults? SMART News & Views, 13(3), 5. 
Myers, J. & Neimeier, D. (1996). Categories for ODOT modernization project evaluation, Inst. of Transportation Studies, U. of Calif. Davis, 46 pp.
Myers, J. & Boisvert, R. (1990). The economics of producing algae and bivalve seed in hatcheries. Aquaculture, 86, 163-179.
Myers, J. & Boisvert, R. (1989). The economics of hatchery-produced algae and bivalve seed. A.E. Res. 88-7, Dept. of Agric. Econ., Cornell U., 94 pp. ISBN B00071F5K2
Myers, J. (1985). Production and feeding costs of a bivalve seed hatchery, (unpublished masters thesis), Cornell University.

Addiction Treatment
Addiction treatment focuses on helping you understand the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, primarily using cognitive-behavioral therapy from a non-12-step perspective. My interest in addiction recovery and alcohol treatment in San Diego was sparked by my search to help family members with addictive behaviors, and it has become my primary focus.   I've held different positions at intensive outpatient addiction treatment centers, including staff psychologist, post-doctoral fellow, supervising addiction counselor, clinical coordinator, biofeedback specialist, and recovery buddy. My credentials include Substance Abuse Counselor (SAP), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), and a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CAADE), as well as my Psychology Doctorate (PsyD).   I volunteered with SMART Recovery (a non-12-step self-help group) for seven years, serving in a variety of positions. I have a copyrighted addiction scale, which I developed with Donal Meichenbaum, PhD.  

Psychotherapy
I have a Psychology Doctorate (Psy.D.) I treat adults, children, families, groups, and couples. My specialties include addictive behaviors, anxiety, trauma and traumatic grief, mood disorders, and relationship problems.  I have specialized training in bipolar disorders, sleep issues, psychopharmacology, and trauma. I use an eclectic approach that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, biofeedback and breath-retraining, EMDR, and psychoeducation. I have published work in the field of complicated grief. I have broad life experiences and extensive educational background in multiple subject areas, which helps me understand my clients more fully.       

Psychopharmacology
I have a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.  I can help you better understand the medications you have been prescribed and provide communication with your physician about medications. Although psychotherapy can bring about remarkable change on its own, some individuals may want or need pschotherapeutic medications.  I have passed the prestigious Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP), a national qualifying exam in psychopharmacology.  I have served on the Board of the California Psychological Association, Division V (Clinical Psychopharmacology) since 2012. 

Biofeedback
I am Board-Certified in Biofeedback, Associate Fellow. My state-of-the-art biofeedback equipment provides accurate and reliable training.  You may also choose to learn about home training on the Em-wave PC, Emwave Home Unit, Resperate, Stress Eraser, or Healing Rhythms.   My primary focus is Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback, which is particularly useful for anxiety, stress and attentional disorders.  I am one of a handful of clinicians in California  providing Passive Infrared Hemoencephalography (pIR-HEG) and am  proficient in multiple biofeedback techniques. I have a long history of working with computers.  

Integrated Care - Behavioral Health Care Consultation
After receiving my Doctorate in Psychology I obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychopharmocology.  I also completed a Certificate in Primary Care, designed to seamlessly integrate mental health care with health issues.  This approach recognizes that a person’s medical, psychological and social challenges are interrelated.  It integrates evidence-based psychological and medical principles for the purpose of diagnosing and treating emotional, behavioral, substance abuse and cognitive issues.  I am currently in training as a Nurse Practitioner (NP). 

EMDR for Trauma and PTSD
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.  I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (by IATP)

Dr. Myers - Psychotherapy San Diego
ABOUT DR. MYERS
Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP
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