Dr. Wheldon began her mental health career while working with children who had been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She went on to further her experience within the community while serving as a school counselor. Her forensic experience began within the jail system. Thereafter, she was hired with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Staff Psychologist, and was soon promoted to a Senior Psychologist Specialist. In those positions, she provided direct services to the inmate population, served as a Suicide Prevention Proctor Mentor, and was responsible for helping to develop policies and procedures within her institution. She served as a volunteer and supervisor at the Community Counseling Center of San Luis Obispo.
Dr. Wheldon has a passion for education. She has been a University Lecturer for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has served as an instructor for both Saddleback and Irvine Valley Colleges. She taught in areas of introductory, abnormal, and biological psychology. Within the prison system, she was a In Service Trainer for the custody and civilian staff in areas of suicide prevention and de-escalation techniques.
She is the President & Founder of the Fire Service Psychology Association which is dedicated to bridging the gap between professional psychology and the fire service through providing continuing education courses to mental health providers, behavioral health trainings to departments, and collaborating on professional research.
She has worked for the Los Angeles Fire Department as their Director of Behavioral Health. In that role, she provided direct psychological services to firefighters and their families, managed and supervised the peer support team, provided trainings on behavioral health topics, and supervised two doctoral students.
Dr. Wheldon is dedicated the communities that she serves and is excited to offer direct psychological services to individuals, couples, and families.
Clinical Forensic Psychology
Alliant International University
Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Firesetting, Forensic, Life Transitions, Military, Stress, Suicide, Trauma/PTSD
Cognitive/Behavioral, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Forensic Evaluation, Psycho-Educational, Psychological Testing and Evaluation
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