Dr. Antoine Saldubehere is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in clinical and educational settings with children, adolescents, and families. His expertise lies in the treatment of ADHD, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, adoption, trauma, and school, behavioral, spectrum, and developmental difficulties. Dr. Saldubehere has specialized training in family therapy and relational therapy, in addition to providing comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments for diagnostic clarification of learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disabilities, attentional difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis.. Dr. Saldubehere’s expertise includes in-school interventions to facilitate more severe situations, and he has extensive experience pertaining to assessment and diagnosis, issues of identity and risk-taking among children and adolescents, and sociocultural considerations of parenting behaviors. He utilizes evidence-based treatments such as family therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, play therapy, parent coaching, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies to effectively work with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Saldubehere also taught adult education and high school Special Education for a number of years in central California. Dr. Saldubehere has worked psychotherapeutically with children, adolescents, and adults who have presented with various degrees of psychopathology, adverse childhood experiences, and psychological complexity.
Education and Experience
- CA School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University San Diego, CA, Doctoral in Clinical Psychology, APA Accredited Program
- California State University Bakersfield, CA, Teaching Credential in K-12 Special Education
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Bachelor of Sciences, Cum Laude
- Clarity Child Guidance Center, San Antonio, TX
- University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Catholic Charities, San Diego, CA
- Winston School of San Diego, CA
- Vista Balboa Crisis Center, San Diego, CA
- Arvin High School, Arvin, CA
- Chukyo University, Japan
- Bakersfield Adult School, CA
Henry, L., Shuman, T., & Saldubehere, A. (2017, October). A Retrospective Study of Girl’s Body Image and Their Relationship with Their Father. Poster presented at the San Diego Psychological Association Fall Conference, San Diego, CA.
Saldubehere, A., Shuman, T., & Henry, L. (2017, October). The Relationship Between Traditional Masculinity Ideology, Alexithymia, and Attachment in American Men. Poster presented at the San Diego Psychological Association Fall Conference, San Diego, CA.
Shuman, T., Saldubehere, A. & Henry, L. (2017, April). Model for Integration of Instruction for Law/Ethics and Clinical Consultation. Poster presented at the 97th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Saldubehere’s Specializations:
- Pre-school and Elementary School Children
- College Students
Dr. Saldubehere’s Expertise:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attachment Disorders
- Child Development
- Developmental, Spectrum, Diagnostic, Psycho-educational Assessments, Personality, and Neuropsychological Assessments
- Learning Difficulties
- Masculinity and Men’s Issues
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Parent Guidance
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
- School and Home Observations and Interventions
- School Consultations and IEP/504 Meetings
- Spectrum Difficulties
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Tics and Trichotillomania
- Trauma/Complex Trauma
Dr. Saldubehere’s treatment approach includes:
- Attachment Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Developmental, Diagnostic, Psycho-educational, Neuropsychological, and Personality Assessments
- Family Systems Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Parent Guidance
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Many families come to therapy feeling stuck and unable to find solutions to effectively manage life’s difficulties. Dr. Saldubehere brings a collaborative approach to therapy in which he works alongside parents to develop strategies that fit the individualized needs of the family. Dr. Saldubehere values a developmental perspective and utilizes a number of family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral interventions in his practice.
With children and teenagers, Dr. Saldubehere utilizes play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, mindfulness, family therapy, and parent guidance with immediate tools for effective change.
Dr. Saldubehere collaborates very closely with parents from a family systems and developmental perspective. Dr. Saldubehere also collaborates closely with schools, pediatricians, and psychiatrists to enhance a team approach.
With college students and adults, Dr. Saldubehere utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for immediate change and coping with life-stressors, and psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing to enhance awareness, change past patterns, increase strengths and self-esteem, and engage in healthier/positive relationships and choices.
Utilizing a holistic approach, Dr. Saldubehere work will focus on providing you with the specific tools to overcome challenges, facilitate coping skills, adapt to life stressors, and gain insight and effective strategies to promote positive and healthy change. Our goal is to facilitate your abilities to empower yourself, your child, and your family via profound, permanent changes to help you thrive.