Meet the Staff
Director, Licensed Psychologist PSY26022
Dr. Guerin is a licensed psychologist who received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to obtaining her doctoral degree, Dr. Guerin worked in a non-profit, engaging in outreach work in local schools to reduce bullying and cyberbullying, and increase cultural awareness. Dr. Guerin received her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. Her experience includes: providing direct clinical services in an array of settings; including school-based, inpatient, residential, field capable services and outpatient services. Her clinical experiences includes supporting complex trauma, co-occurring substance use concerns, attachment and early childhood exploration, anxiety, depression, concerns around self-esteem, as well as anger and crisis management. Dr. Guerin's clinical approach is Integrative, with a strong foundation in Psychodynamic, and Attachment-based perspectives.
Dr. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Shaw University, a historically Black college in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from California State University, Long Beach and her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. Dr. Jackson completed a CAPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Youth Reporting Center in Anaheim.
Dr. Jackson’s previous experience and training includes: university counseling, collaboration with the Department of Probation while working in juvenile detention centers, community mental health, and private practice settings. Using a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach, Dr. Jackson’s clinical interests include: working with underserved populations, multicultural concerns, BIPOC concerns, trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal, as well as relationship concerns.
Dr. Ricardo Cornejo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University. He completed an APA Doctoral Internship at The University of Notre Dame University Counseling Center.
Dr. Cornejo uses a Dialectical Behavior Therapy informed approach and has clinical interest in anxiety, depression, substance use, interpersonal concerns, developmental disabilities, as well as suicide and self-harm.
Post-Doctoral Resident, APCC #13591
Dr. David Ruda earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ruda began his career in higher education through administrative and faculty roles in student and academic affairs. He has developed, managed, and evaluated curricular and co-curricular programing in higher education for the past 15 years. Dr. Ruda earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The George Washington University.
Dr. Ruda holds board certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and he is currently an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APPC #13591) in California. His clinical training includes dual diagnosis clinics (residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient intensive treatment), college/university counseling centers, and community mental health clinics. Dr. Ruda uses an integrative trauma-informed approach with a foundation in humanistic and multicultural perspectives. His clinical interests are anxiety, depression, identity development, life transitions/adjustment, sexual violence, relationship concerns, and managing stress.
Clinician, Doctoral Trainee
Ryan DesLauriers is a doctoral extern who received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and his Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Ryan DesLauriers worked at a non-profit, in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and at a Residential Treatment Center, where he supported at-risk youth to develop competencies, masteries, and an overall better quality of life. Ryan DesLauriers is in his fifth year pursuing his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University. His clinical experience includes providing direct services to youth and college students, focusing on learning and using adaptive skills primarily for the treatment of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, voice-hearing, anger management, and PTSD. Ryan DesLauriers’ clinical approach is an ACT-informed solution-focused approach, which integrates both feminist psychology and a systems-focused approach with his clients.
Clinician, Doctoral Trainee
Lauren Escobar is a doctoral extern who earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Claremont Colleges in Pomona, California. Prior to pursing her doctoral degree, Lauren completed two Masters, one in Social Work at Tel Aviv University and another in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. During her time in the Middle East, Lauren specialized in trauma and crisis intervention, developing a reproductive health outreach program for the Eritrean community seeking refuge in Israel. Last year, Lauren completed a rotation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Reproductive Psychology unit where she provided psychotherapy and assessment services to postpartum patients of the hospital.
Lauren’s clinical objective is to provide therapy interventions to individuals, adolescents, families, and couples in a culturally empathic manner, facilitating change through insight and psychological growth. While she practices primarily from a psychodynamic and attachment perspective, she draws from CBT, humanistic and trauma-informed modalities to address the specific needs of her clients. Lauren is entering her final academic year in Pepperdine University’s PsyD doctoral program and plans to pursue university counseling and community mental health in her near future. Her clinical interest includes treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, stressful life transitions, and relationship conflict.
Clinician, Doctoral Trainee
Alex Marovich is a 5th year doctoral practicum student from California Lutheran University’s graduate program. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Psychology at Montana State University, Bozeman. Alex has worked with various populations coping with comorbid substance use and mental health problems using a mindfulness/solution focused approach that helps clients build independence and self-awareness. When not in the office Alex enjoys keeping up with his favorite sports teams, playing various games, and finding new trails to hike.
Clinician, Doctoral Trainee
David Wang is a fourth-year doctoral student at Pepperdine University’s clinical psychology program. David holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. David immigrated from Taipei to the U.S. in his early 20s and still has an extended family in Taiwan. Prior to pursuing a career in psychology, David worked as an investment manager and analytics consultant in the finance sector for 15 years. He has completed clinical psychology practicum training at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Certified as a crisis counselor, David previously volunteered at the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Additionally, he is a certified HIV/STD Test Counselor, having volunteered as a counselor at both the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. David has gained educational and clinical experience working with clients from the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, person-centered/humanistic, and solutions-focused traditions. He is focusing his professional development on becoming an integrative clinician with the goal of meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse and multicultural clinical population.
Gregory Daven runs the administrative activities at CAPS. A graduate of the Cal Lutheran Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program, Greg coordinates the administrative aspects of service provision in our office. A skilled therapist in his own right, we feel so fortunate to have his knowledge and wisdom regarding a wide variety of issues related to counseling service provision. Greg's warmth and generous spirit greets visitors even before he does. He is our daily water chef, meditation music dj, and relaxation video director, all of which help to define our center as a place where comfort and humor lay a foundation for healing and growth.
Peer Health Educator-CAPS
Mia Calderon is a 2nd year undergraduate student at California Lutheran University.
She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Sports
Psychology. Mia was on her varsity basketball team in high school and played intramural
basketball at CLU her freshman year. She has coached a youth nonprofit travel basketball
team and has also volunteered at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks. Her intended career
is to become a sports psychologist for any sports organization and open up her own
As a Peer Health Educator-CAPS, Mia will be supporting with outreach events related to wellness and mental health, supporting with providing information about wellness resources on campus, and coordinating outreach efforts to increase well-being. The Peer Health Educator-CAPS role is a non-clinical role.