​​​Denise Petty, Psy.D.

Psychological Assistant PSB94023073

Supervised by Jeff Schanowitz, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist PSY20362

(760) 994 -8988

​​Professional Background

Dr. Denise Petty is experienced in working with families, individuals, and couples dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse, or other mental health issues. She maintains a private practice in San Diego California. Dr. Petty focusses on the improvement of the client’s sense of wellbeing, alleviating feelings of distress, and resolving psychological crisis. Her fluency in Spanish, English, and Portuguese provides therapy in the native language of her clients.

 Dr. Petty, Doctor of Psychology and a Marriage Family Therapist Intern, has more than 12 years of experience in helping children, families, individuals, couples, and groups dealing with life issues and relationship difficulties. Over the years Dr. Petty has worked with a variety of issues involving clients who are struggling to adapt to a multi-cultural environment. She offers sensitive support and empathy to her client’s issues, and helps them to creates self-confidence when dealing in a diverse cultural environment.

Dr. Petty specializes in solution focused therapy using a variety of psychological approaches, depending on the client issues and needs. In addition to the therapeutic process, she provides psychological testing, including; cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and psychodynamic interventions. 

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License, Certifications

California Board of Psychology PA Registration No. PSB94023073
BBS Registration No. and State: IMF69777 California
Certified in California Domestic Violence Intervention Programs No. PC1203.098​


Professional Activities and Memberships

San Diego Psychological Association

American Psychological Association