Dr. Ashley Boyer, Licensed Child Psychologist
Dr. Ashley Boyer is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience providing therapy and psychological evaluations to children and adolescents. She specializes in early childhood development. She has a particular interest in working with children with developmental disabilities as well as anxiety and traumatic experiences.
Dr. Boyer graduated with honors from University of California, Davis with a BA in Psychology and Human Development. Then, Dr. Boyer received her MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Children and Families from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. During graduate school, Dr. Boyer received extensive training in child and family work with a focus on developmental disabilities and childhood trauma. She completed her Pre-Doctoral APA-Accredited internship at Astor Services for Children and Families Residential Treatment Center in Rhinebeck, New York. Dr. Boyer stayed at the Residential Treatment Center for an informal Postdoctoral residence before completing a formal Postdoctoral residence at Kaiser Permanente’s South Bay Consortium. Dr. Boyer takes a relational approach to her treatment and uses evidence-based modalities tailored to the individual’s developmental level.
As a California native, Dr. Ashley Boyer enjoys exploring different parks. She loves to travel and one of her favorite things to do is curl up on the sofa with one or both of her tuxedo cats. Dr. Ashley Boyer enjoys baking and is slowing making progress cooking.
My Approach & Values
I am a relational and attachment oriented Child Psychologist. I believe that first and foremost, the relationship is the center of change. My approach is primarily focused on building a solid foundation with each individual child or adolescent and their families. I believe that each family is unique and everyone has a desire to feel their best.
My approach examines specific needs of the individual and addresses them in a developmentally appropriate way. I use play-based activities and art to build a therapeutic relationship and introduce skills–making skills more accessible outside of the therapy office.
I often pull from my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to facilitate change for specific diagnoses. A large focus of my work is in Mindfulness. I use it in creative ways to make it easy to incorporate this skill into you daily life.
- Outpatient therapist at Children’s Health Council (CHC) in Palo Alto, CA and Kaiser Permanente, Child Psychiatry in Cupertino, CA for children and adolescents
- Residential Treatment Center therapist at Astor Services for Children and Families in Rhinebeck, NY
- Group and dyadic therapist at a private practice in San Francisco, CA
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP) at Palo Alto University
- Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and Human Development from University of California, Davis
- PSY 31519
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