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Director of Psychological Assessment

Ashley Stokke, PsyD

Ashley is a Licensed Psychologist who received her PsyD and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.  She attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Art's degree in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology.  She has extensive experience providing evidence-based therapy for families, children, teens, parents, and the elderly.   

She has a wide-breadth of knowledge treating issues such as anxiety/depression, phase-of-life transitions, end-of-life, neurocognitive impairments and dementia, and substance abuse.  Her most recent work includes conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments, and developing treatment plans to address various diagnosis including learning and behavioral issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood and personality disorders, anxiety, ODD, PTSD, gender dysphoria and psychotic disorders.  She enjoys co-leading group work with parents, social skills groups for young children, and support groups for families during life-transition stages.

"I value and thoroughly enjoy working with children and their families.  Each family deserves to have a safe place to go that offers support, education, advocacy and a wide array of therapeutic services.  I truly believe in helping children develop their voice as they reach successes and overcome challenges, and look forward to supporting families in their unique journeys."

Licensing and Education

  • PsyD License #26941

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Sociology, University of Minnesota

Clinical Background

  • Kaiser Permanente, Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry, San Jose, CA

    • conduct psychological and psychoeducational assessments and provide treatment for diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, ODD, PTSD, gender dysphoria and psychotic disorders  

    • provide outpatient evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, parents, and families

    • co-facilitate group sessions involving parents and caregivers, social skills group work with children ages 7-11, ADHD observation group, and families in transition

    • mentor and supervise post-doctoral residents

    • advise member of the ADHD treatment and Gender specialist teams

  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry/Northern California Psychology Intership Consortium, Sacramento, CA

    • provided individual and group therapy and psychoeducation to children, adolescents, and adults in acute inpatient psychiatric hospital and partial hospitalization program

    • conducted psychological assessments and provided comprehensive psychological reports based on results and consultation with multidiciplinary team

    • collaborated with multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, therapists, and teachers for effective treatment planning  

  • Pacific Institute, Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA

    • provided individual and group psychotherapy with elders suffering from dementia in inpatient assisted living community, adults with cognitive decline and respite clients transitioning from hospitalization; using integrative psychotherapies like humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, music and art therapy

    • worked with families with end-of-life, grief and loss issues

    • trained caregiving staff regarding psychological interventions with respite care patient population  

  • Horizon Services, Inc./Cronin House, Hayward, CA

    • provided individual psychotherapy with adult women provided inpatient drug/alcohol treatment with co-occurring disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD using therapeutic modalities Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-focused therapies

    • treated adult women for severe psychological and social traumas, homelessness, prostitution, and psychosis 

    • co-facilitated weekly women's group therapy

  • Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Walnut Creek, CA

    • provided educational support for children with learning and developmental disabilities
    • implemented educational and psychoeducational plans, tasks, and monitored progress
    • trained various psychoeducational programs designed to support children with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and behavioral issues

Associations & Memberships

  • American Psychological Association Member