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Last updated: 1/12/2018
Dr. Shannon Lerach
Professional -- Branch: California
Professional Information
Shannon Lerach Ph.D., Inc., A Psychological Corporation
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
243 N. Highway 101, Suite 16
Solana Beach
92075  United States
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619 817-5320 (Phone)
858 481-1674 (Fax)
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  EMDRIA (10/10/2014)
  Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
  Private Practice
Personal Information
I am a trauma specialist working with children, adolescents, adults and families utilizing approaches including Attachment Theory, Systems Theory, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have worked in a wide variety of settings which has allowed me to cultivate my clinical skills and versatility in the areas of abuse and trauma recovery, addiction and dual-diagnosis, adult children of addicted parents, women's issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and blended families or those going through divorce. I am trained to utilize EMDR and Play Therapy with children to help them cope with trauma, grief, and loss. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with Depression, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and any other type of trauma or abuse.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
2013 Liberia, Africa
Organizer & Volunteer
Spent 6 months in Liberia throughout 2013, a country that is still recovering from a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003, providing trauma-focused therapy to women, children, and ex-combatants. Liberia’s war focused heavily on the use of child soldiers, a population I treated extensively through individual sessions utilizing skills of TF-CBT, DBT, and EMDR. I developed a course curriculum for a four-month group therapy program for women, 75% of whom were raped multiple times during the war. The curriculum combined elements of DBT, TF-CBT, EBT, and narrative therapy.
More Information

2010 – Present Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California, PSY23705
2014 – Present EMDRIA Certified Therapist (10/10/2014)
2014 – Present Therapist Certified in EMDR
2014 – Present Registered Play Therapist (12/31/2014)
2008 – 2011 Registered Psychologist, California, RPT2008177

2014: University of California, San Diego, Registered Play Therapy Certification Program, Completion of Certificate expected December 2014
2008: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego, CA. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
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