Leon Altamirano, PsyD
Dr. Altamirano (Dr. A) has worked in Behavioral Health for 30+ years. To date, his experience includes: Residential and Day Treatment programs with developmentally disabled kids & trauma victims; Psychiatric hospitals as a senior manager overseeing emergency and social services; The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Serving as the Prevention and Early Intervention Psychologist for San Diego County’s 18 American Indian Tribes; Working as a Consultant/Trainer for the California Area Federal Indian Health Service and Rural Indian Health Centers; As a Private Practice psychologist and consultant providing therapy & Immigration Hardship, Disability and other Evaluations, and as the current Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for TrueCare.
Dr. A is a licensed Psychologist, a Clinical Trauma Professional, a QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer, A Chronic Pain and Addictions Champion, Mental Health 1st Aid Trainer & Domestic Violence therapist. His areas of interest include Trauma-informed Care, Behavioral Health Integration, Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on the development of Chronic Medical and other conditions in adulthood.
Dr. A has dedicated his career to facilitating access to behavioral healthcare and normalizing the understanding of trauma as a means of reducing stigma. His career has resulted in a commitment to developing a behavioral healthcare approach that is multidisciplinary, trauma-informed and tied to local and national campaigns targeting the reduction of disparities, reducing suicide rates where they are most easily impacted (in Primary Care) and working to insure that behavioral health is integrated into primary medical care for everyone to access.