Dr. Espinoza received her B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. She received her master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Alliant International University, Irvine and doctorate of psychology degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Dr. Espinoza's dissertation focused on exploring the impact of parental deportation on adult intimate relationships. A strong advocate for immigration reform and immigration rights, her research has centered around how to best address the mental health needs of immigrants impacted by deportation. Dr. Espinoza has spent most of her clinical career treating undocumented individuals and families at the community mental health level. She provides therapy in Spanish as well as supervision.
She has given highly-rated professional presentations at the local, state and national level. Dr. Espinoza is an active member of AAMFT as well as the National Latino/a Psychological Association.Dr. Espinoza is a AAMFT approved supervisor, Assistant Professor and Site Director for the Los Angeles Campus' CFT program.
Legal status and impact on mental health, Immigration and Deportation in families, Attachment theory, EFT, Self of Therapist issues and impact on clinical work, social justice.