Dr. Donna TruongClinical Psychologist
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 Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women Studies and a Master's 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 to teaching and helping parents learn to save for their children’s college education.
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 American 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 the family with special needs. Dr. Truong is well respected in her community.