Ann Phillips Hotchkiss, Ph.D.

Katherine Frick
Connection and Collaboration"The key is to help each client see him or herself in a more positive perspective so that personal strengths can be brought to bear on the challenges of life. I like to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration, where each client can share openly, develop specific goals, and find growth during times of difficult transition. My strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy methods coupled with a relational theory perspective has benefited many over the years."

Doctorate: Psychology (Clinical Area), Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
Licensed Psychologist: New Hampshire
MA: Clinical Psychology, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
BA: Psychology with High Departmental Honors, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Internship: Ingleside Psychiatric Hospital, Rosemead, CA
Special Training: Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety and Depression Disorders, Health Psychology, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Life transitions, Sexual Assault Recovery, Bereavement & Loss, Women's Issues, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Compassion and Hope"It has been my great privilege to share in the lives of diverse people, of all ages, as they have coped with trauma, bereavement, and health problems. The urge toward healing is both profound and enduring, but it can be hard to find our own strengths, let alone develop new ones. It is my job to help people rediscover those resources and build new skills. I have found inspiration in teamwork with other mental health professionals as well as medical professionals and clergy."

Med/Surgical Psychological Consultant: Bariatric patient (morbid obesity) assessments and behavioral group treatment, psychological consultations with medical-surgical patients, and human relations department consultations, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, Whittier, CA.
Victim Treatment Panel Member: Victims of Violent Crime Center, Victim/ Witness Assistance Program, Los Angeles County, CA.
Clergy Psychological Consultant: Rosemead Ministerial Association, Rosemead, CA.
Former Board Member: Sunshine Mission and Casa De Rosas, homeless shelter and SRO hotel for women, Los Angeles, CA
Author: "Cardiovascular Responsivity to Stress: Family Patterns and the Effect of Instructions," Journal of Psychosomatic Research; "Accuracy of knowledge of family history of cardiovascular disorders, Health Psychology; "Linguistic analyses of speech disorders in psychosis," Clinical Psychology Review; "Effect of distraction on communication failures in schizophrenic patients," American Journal of Psychiatry.
Presentations: "Accuracy of Knowledge of Parental Hypertension: Personality and Demographic Correlates," American Psychological Association Convention; "Cardiovascular Response to Stress: Family Trends," Meetings of the Society for Psychophysiological Research

Professional Affiliations"Professional development and continuing education are essential to maintain a high level of quality and ethics in my practice. Exchanging with colleagues through organizations has always been a valuable source for new ideas."

Member: American Psychological Association, New Hampshire Psychological Association, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Association.

"Psychological suffering comes from many sources and affects us all at some point in our lives. Being beard and understood is crucial, but so is getting beyond mere survival. We will work together to surmount the roadblocks and move forward in creative ways."