Tatiana Pinkley, M.A.
Practicum Trainee
Supervised by Grace Goodman, Psy.D. (PSY 28905)

Culture affects us in many ways, and I am passionate about helping children and teens discover the ways in which their culture influences their relationships with themselves, others in their life, and the world around them.  As a therapist at the Institute, I facilitate several weekly groups, including High School Grit and Compassion and Grit, and I serve as a member of the assessment team.

I am a pre-licensed therapist, and I use an eclectic, multiculturally-informed approach to working with individuals, families, and groups. This can include skill-building, mindfulness, expressive arts, and many other tools to help clients and families meet their treatment goals. I aim to find tools that work best for each individual client or family.


  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Helping youth find tools for working effectively with anxiety and depression
  • Helping youth improve their self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Helping teens, young adults, and their families find tools to navigate college transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment

Other Current Professional Activities:

  • National Latinx Psychological Association Member

Prior Experience:

  • Domestic Violence Resource Center (Hillsboro, OR)
  • Pepperdine Community Counseling Center, Encino
  • Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Neuropsychology Track


  • In Progress: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Minor in Psychology, California State University, Northridge

Mission:  My mission is to help youth and their families build healthy relationships with themselves and the world around them.

Email: TPinkley@IFGD.care

Phone: 626-585-8075 ext. 104