kristal navarro-sanchez, psyd

Kristal is a Doctor of Psychology and has over 15 years of experience working with youth, particularly those considered “at-risk,” utilizing a strength-based focus. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from The California State University, Fullerton and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, where she researched and authored her dissertation Pathways to Rebounding from Adversity: A qualitative exploration of young Latino adults who persevered after experiencing juvenile incarceration.

Kristal has been an adjunct professor for The University of California, Davis focusing on Mental Health Issues in the Chicano/Latino Community. She has trained and worked with the Collaborative Counseling Program at Acknowledge Alliance for nearly 7 years, helping to pilot the Transition Program, in which she has been the primary therapist and supervisor for over 5 years.