About Dr. Elyssa Cacali

Welcome to our practice, where your mental well-being is our utmost priority. At the heart of our compassionate and dedicated service is Dr. Elyssa Cacali, a licensed psychologist deeply committed to fostering healing, growth, and resilience in individuals and families.

Professional Journey

Dr. Elyssa Cacali embarked on her path to becoming a psychologist with a clear vision: to empower individuals to navigate life’s challenges with strength and grace. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, followed by her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. It was there, driven by a passion for social justice, that Dr. Cacali focused her dissertation on researching effective bullying interventions.

License & Specializations

Licensed in California (PSY31467), Dr. Cacali has dedicated her career to working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families across a spectrum of mental health diagnoses. Her expertise encompasses a variety of therapeutic approaches, with a particular emphasis on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment, an area in which she has completed extensive training.

A Personal Approach

Dr. Cacali believes in the power of personalized care, tailored to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each client. She understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution in therapy, which is why she devotes time to building strong, trusting relationships with her clients. By combining evidence-based practices with a deep empathy for the struggles her clients face, Dr. Cacali aims to provide a supportive environment where individuals feel seen, understood, and empowered to overcome their challenges.

Advocacy & Empowerment

A staunch advocate for her clients’ needs, Dr. Cacali is not only dedicated to assisting them in finding the right treatment but is also committed to empowering them in recognizing their own strengths. Her work extends beyond the therapy room as she strives to develop meaningful connections with clients and their caregivers, fostering a supportive network that encourages personal growth and healing.