Psych Lab Psychology Center

Private mental health services in Long Beach, CA

Phone (562) 684-1300


Dr. Patricia Burton, Bilingual Therapist in Long Beach, California
Bixby Knolls, Long Beach

Patricia Burton, Psy.D.

Bilingual Therapist
Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94025244)
Supervised by David Godot, Psy.D.,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27572)

After fifteen years of experience as a therapist, I'm more passionate than ever about helping people find joy & balance in life.

The issues that mothers, professional women, and people of color face are especially important and personal to me. As a Latina and a working mother, I know what it's like to fill many roles and make hard decisions about your dreams & identity. That's why I love helping people cope with life transitions — career, relationships, parenting. There's so much pressure in life... You deserve a steady support to help you overcome emotional blocks and give yourself that new beginning. I aim to be that support for you.

I'm passionate about diversity and experienced with multicultural and religious families. I've sought out a great deal of special training around cultural identity and acculturation issues, and I love working with first- and second-generation immigrant families struggling with these issues.

Clinical Experience

My broad-based clinical experiences have included work with:

Educational Background

I obtained my first Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and then earned a second Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.

I am also an adjunct professor at a Christian University where I teach various courses in the undergraduate psychology program and serve as a mentor for first generation Latino Students. At my church I coordinate the Catholic children’s ministry and serve as a catechist to school age children.

Starting Therapy

My extensive training has provided many tools to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction, dual-diagnosis, anger issues, and gender role/acculturation issues. But the most important aspect of therapy is the trust we'll build as we work together to address your unique needs as a person — body, mind and spirit.

I understand that making the decision to start therapy is not easy, and may seem a bit scary at first. I do not take it lightly when you choose to put your trust in me as a therapist. I will support you, challenge you, and help you find new ways of understanding yourself.

Call or email to set up an appointment

By working outside of the insurance system, we're able to focus on providing high availability and premium quality services for our clients.

For any questions, or to set up an appointment, call us at (562) 684-1300 or email Our team can usually respond within an hour or two.