Dr. Gracie Madero, Psy.D., is a queer-identified Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Her specialties include gender and sexuality, young adults, identity development, the coming out process, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Madero has experience working with long term patients utilizing a Psychodynamic approach and has specialized training in working with gender and sexuality, including completing numerous practicums and positions working within the LGBTQ+ community. She and colleagues own the San Diego Counseling Collective and work in private practice in San Diego.
Additionally, Dr. Madero is Professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School and Education and Psychology, and teaches Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy and Individual and Family Treatment of Substance Abuse. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at San Jose State University has trained at San Diego State University focusing on Substance Use treatment, early prevention/intervention and recovery utilizing Motivational Interviewing. She is committed to serving marginalized communities, working with teens and adolescents and being accessible to those in need. She has extensive training with transitional age youth and believes that early support and collaboration can facilitate life-long growth and change.