Dr . Kelline Hiday
Dr. Kelline Hiday holds a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling as well as being a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Hiday received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University while simultaneously completing a certification in Infant/ Preschooler Mental Health. She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship at a local community mental health agency where she served diverse populations with services ranging from individual, group, and family therapy, psycho-education parenting classes, and psychological assessments.
Dr. Kelline Hiday’s clinical experiences range from supporting women domestic violence survivors and their children, working as a mental health consultant for a federally-funded early-intervention preschool, providing school-based mental health services to staff, students and their respective family members, as well as various private practice settings. Dr. Hiday also has experience performing diagnostic assessments, to include both cognitive and academic skill based, in conjunction with both the local Regional Center and local non-profit early intervention agency.
Dr. Hiday volunteers her time speaking at community engagements regarding the impact of children’s mental health issues. Dr. Hiday’s special interest include helping children and families alike navigate the windy road of mental health, particularly as it impacts social and academic performance, and the intersection of mental health and juvenile delinquency.
Over the course of her training and clinical experience as a registered play therapist, Dr. Hiday has used therapeutic interventions which have included talk and play therapy. She has developed specialized skills in assessing, intervening and providing parenting support to those who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She is also certified in mother/ infant mental health which supports her growing practice involving parenting and parent advocacy. Dr. Hiday also treats children and adolescents who present with emotional problems working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other more complex mental disorders. Finally, as Dr. Hiday has completed research related to diagnosing and treatment of ADHD she has developed highly effective approaches to working with children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD.
Dr. Hiday is registered with the state of California as a Psychological Associate (PSB 94025077) and is under the supervision of Mark Barnes, PhD. Dr. Hiday’s availability is typically Tuesday through Thursdays between the hours of 8:30am-6pm.