Dr. Wendy Basil joined Psychological Care Institute in 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Hamideh. Ph.D. Previously, she worked with Dr. Hamideh at New Beginnings Counseling Center. In addition to offering psychotherapy, she has been a health educator, life coach and psycho-demographics research director. Dr. Basil is also an adjunct faculty professor of psychology for California Lutheran University and the University of La Verne where she works with the military and teaches on Naval Base Ventura County at Pt. Mugu. She has extensive experience as both a therapist and educator working with all branches of military service.
Along with co-writer Sherry Klinger, Dr. Basil is the author of SPINOLOGY (Depth Publishing, 2014) about Jungian-based media psychology, branding and marketing. She regularly conducts workshops on a variety of issues including health and emotional wellness, motivation, therapeutic life skills and career development for clients, the general public and for professionals.
Dr. Basil received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis on attachment-based therapy. Her Master’s Degree is in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, where she also taught undergraduates. Her undergraduate degree, also from the University of Southern California, focused on multicultural studies.
Before joining Dr. Hamideh at New Beginnings and PCI, Dr. Basil was with another private practice and Kids & Families Together where she served as a family support specialist and in-home case manager. As a volunteer for Kids & Families after she left, she helped create the “Together We Care” awards for foster/adopting parents. She enjoys working with individual adult and children, as well as seniors.