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About2018-09-18T05:10:02+00:00

Our Mission

Is to provide and promote adequate mental health services for our community, and provide efficient care to our customers by working together to help you meet your goals.

Our Values

Our commitment is based on two important principles, honesty and compassion.  We believe that every individual must receive the most current and effective treatment, and we strive every day for it. We think that educating you in your symptoms, increases the effectiveness of our treatment and removes all the mystery that may hinder your ability from recovery. Finally, we believe in preventive work to lay the foundations for a future where you can cope more effectively and foster more independence in your life.

Our Background

Portal Psychological Services founded by Dr. Luis Portal-Queirolo, a bilingual psychologist certified by the California State Board of Labor and by the California Board of Psychology, has a diverse clinical background working with Hispanics and African Americans. He also poses a License from the Peruvian Board of Psychology.

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Portal-Queirolo has significant experience working in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas in California with diverse populations (children and adults) on issues of depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, parenting, ADHD, communication problems, relationships, chronic illness, pain, transitional matters in life, and domestic violence. Also, Dr. Portal-Queirolo has an extensive experience working in the forensic arena with acute and chronically mentally ill patients. He has been a political advisor for a democratic party in other countries, and has published several articles in a Hispanic newspaper in Orange County supporting the Hispanic community

TRAINING

Trained in psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral, therapy, short-term therapy, biofeedback (USA-ITALY), trained in evidence base treatment, borderline personality disorder, hypnosis, cultural diversity, domestic violence, substance abuse. Thus, he has been trained to work with acute psychiatric patients in private and public institutions. Additionally, he has experience working with sex offenders as well as with patients with PTSD. Finally, he has training in spirituality at the Saddleback Church and in Catholic Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú.

CREDENTIALS

Licensed Psychologist by the California Board of Psychology. Licensed Psychologist by the Peruvian Board of Psychology. Doctorate in Psychology Psy.D. at the Alliant International University (USIU); Master of Arts in Psychology at the Alliant International University, Bachelor of Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú; Certified in Biofeedback Stens Corporation; Certified in domestic violence by Anderson & Anderson; Certified in drug abuse by the Alliant International University (USIU), Certified training as Spiritual counselor at the Saddleback Church in California and in basic Catholic Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú, Jesuit Alumni. Certified by the Labor Department of California as a bilingual (Spanish) professional. Certified in CBT by PESI and Certified in REBT with Dr. Debbie Ellis.