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Valinda Bowens - PsyD

Instructor, Psychology

PsyD,  Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University Los Angeles
MA, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University Los Angeles
MA, Education Counseling, California State University, Dominguez Hills
BA, Marketing, Hampton University


I am a psychologist who has provided mental health services in private, community, school, and faith-based settings. I have also worked as a high school teacher and counselor, and recently published a book, Restoration in the Valley: A Psychological Resource Manual for Clergy  to assist clergy in assessing psychopathology in their congregants. I assist church leadership personnel in utilizing best-practices when working with parishioners experiencing mental health related challenges.  Currently, I work with at-risk youth within LAUSD and I truly enjoy my work. I have been working at The Mount for six years, and I love it! I also believe in community, so I regularly lend my time to children and women’s organizations.  I currently serve as a Commissioner on the Commission on the Status of Women for City of Pasadena. I find joy in serving, teaching, and helping others, and I love to watch people overcome barriers and accomplish their goals.