Psych Lab Psychology Center

Mental health services to put you in control of yourself

Phone (562) 684-1300

Email help@psychlab.us

Dr. Carmela DuBois, Long Beach ADHD CoachCall Dr. DuBois at (562) 684-1312, or email drdubois@psychlab.us
Bixby Knolls, Long Beach

Carmela DuBois, Psy.D.

Mental Health & ADHD Coach

Highlights


Start taking control right now:

  1. Request a free consultation (click here)
  2. Schedule an in-depth therapy evaluation to understand what's needed
  3. Meet with Dr. DuBois weekly to work on skills, growth, & healing

Personal Statement

As a Los Angeles County Sheriff Detective, I witnessed first-hand the powerful effects of trauma on the behavior and well-being of both offenders and law enforcement. In 1996 I opted for an early retirement from the force to pursue my education in clinical psychology.

I began by counseling troubled young people at a medium security juvenile detention facility, and this made me deeply curious about prevention strategies. I studied this directly by working as a classroom teacher with immersion and special education students. I observed the effects of psychological injury, isolation, and loss on the growth and development of young people — and worked to understand ways that I could intervene.

During my doctoral training, I worked intensively with the mechanisms of psychological injury and recovery. I worked with battered women at an emergency domestic violence shelter, and with severe, chronic, and dually-diagnosed clients at an outpatient community mental health clinic.

Here's what I learned from working with the most severe cases: What we call mental illness is mostly just getting stuck. We get stuck in experiences we don't know how to handle, in states of mind that don't make sense to us, and in habits that don't help us move forward. In my role as a coach, I work on helping you get unstuck from old ways of thinking and behaving. We'll work to organize your life in new ways, and to find new ways of thinking about things that will allow you more freedom to choose how you want to live.