Dr. Carey Incledon (“Dr. Carey”) is an immensely compassionate clinical psychologist (California license #PSY31538; Virginia license #0810006550) who is dedicated to the well-being of her clients. She specializes in treating issues related to depression, anxiety, traumatic stress (e.g., PTSD, issues related to childhood abuse), grief and loss, life transitions, and relationships.
Dr. Incledon earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with honors for research excellence from Pepperdine University’s American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program. She has advanced training in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, trauma-focused therapies, group therapies, and formal psycho-diagnostic assessment. Her therapeutic approach is strength-based, client-centered, and collaborative. She integrates research evidence with clinical experience and individual client needs, always prioritizing a trusting and supportive working relationship.
In addition, Dr. Incledon completed a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry as the Outstanding Graduate of the School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. For several years, she has also served as an adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University (Los Angeles) and/or the University of the West (Rosemead), teaching graduate-level courses in various areas including trauma and resiliency, group psychotherapy, psychological testing, and dissertation research.
Dr. Incledon’s many years of clinical experience include completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Inglewood, as well as providing psychotherapy and/or formal assessment services to the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Family Service in Long Beach, Pepperdine Community Counseling Center in Irvine, Santa Margarita Solutions Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, and Curry Psychology Group in Newport Beach. She was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Human Options domestic abuse emergency shelter in Orange County.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Incledon is the 2020 President of the Orange County Psychological Association.