Dr. Donna Truong is part of the Early Life Child Psychology and Education Center
team in the Santa Clarita Valley in Southern California. Prior to her career in
psychology, Dr. Truong was a grade school teacher. She completed her Bachelors
degree in Sociology and Women Studies and Masters degree in Education from the
University of California, Santa Barbara. She has over 6 years of experience teaching
elementary aged children in low socio-economic areas of the San Fernando Valley.
Dr. Truong has extensive experience as a master teacher and writing curriculum for
charter schools. She assisted in writing the curriculum for “I’m Going to College,” a
program dedicated in teaching and helping parents learn to save for their children’s
Dr. Truong received both her Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Psychology from
Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, California. She completed her first pre-
doctoral internships at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Neuropsychology where she
assessed patients for pre and post surgical cognitive and personality assessments.
She co-lead a Fibromyalgia therapy group and assessed stroke and brain tumor
patients. Dr. Truong completed her second pre-doctoral internship at Mount St.
Mary’s College where completed cognitive assessments for college women, lead
group therapy sessions, provided educational services and saw her own patients in
private sessions. Dr. Truong also has extensive experience working with children in
during play therapy and family counseling. She is an active member of the Los
Angeles Psychological Association and the America Psychological Association.
As a parent of two and former teacher, Dr. Truong is empathetic to challenges
parents face when navigating the school system. Having had experience working as
a shadow for a child with Autism, she is also culturally sensitive to family with
special needs. Dr. Truong is well respected in her community.