About Us

Paulette Theresa, Psy.D., M.A.

Paulette is an adjunct faculty member of the MFT Program at Phillips, where she has chaired and taught the Human Diversity course since 2006. She has a previous association with Phillips' Masters Program from which she graduated in 1994. Paulette has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1998, and she returned to Phillips where she completed her doctorate degree in 2010. She previously received her B.A. from Cedarville University in Ohio; and completed her junior year at both the University of London and the London School of Economics in England. Because of her zeal to work with university students, Paulette did internships at both California State University Northridge and California Institute of Technology. Additionally, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Student Counseling Services at California Lutheran University.

Paulette formerly served as clinical director of Prototypes Women's Center in Oxnard, which is an alcohol/drug recovery residential program for women and their children. She has worked with a variety of community programs for about thirteen years including previous experience with Prototypes coordinating a substance abuse treatment center on Los Angeles Skid-Row for women of color at high risk for HIV/AIDS. She also ran a crisis intervention street outreach program for homeless youth through the Hollywood YMCA Counseling Center under contract with Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

She has been an associate member of the American Psychological Association since 1999 and a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association since 2004. She has been a clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1999.