Introducing Our 2023-2024 Doctoral Trainees

We are thrilled to announce the acceptance of three outstanding students into Medens Health's esteemed Clinical Training Program. These talented individuals have shown exceptional dedication and passion for the field of psychology, and we are excited to play a part in their training and have them on our team for the duration of the program.

Meet the Students of the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Kaelyn Griffin - Enrolled at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Kaelyn brings an invigorating approach to her practice. She firmly believes that fostering growth requires creating space for exploration, awareness, and emotional connection. Her dedication to providing a supportive environment aligns perfectly with our mission at Medens Health.

Daniel Leon-Barranco - Daniel is a student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Anaheim and has chosen to embark on his clinical journey at our Beverly Hills location. Daniel believes that our cultural backgrounds are integral to shaping who we are. His wide-ranging experiences have made him highly conscious of diversity, and he deeply appreciates the lived experiences of others. Daniel's dedication to culturally-competent therapy sets him apart as he strives to offer personalized support that resonates with each individual's unique background and identity.

Gabriella Vinokur - Also affiliated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Gabriella is located at our Beverly Hills location. She moved to the US from Russia at the age of 11, leaving her with a deep understanding of cultural differences and the struggles of acculturation. A figure skater since age three, Gabriella decided to study Psychology to offer much-needed mental health support to competitive athletes.

About the Clinical Training Program

Medens Health's Clinical Training Program is a one-year, in-person program that focuses on psychotherapy and assessments. This comprehensive program provides an advanced pre-internship training opportunity, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for predoctoral internships. 

Our students receive extensive supervision and training from clinical psychologists, postdoctoral fellows, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers. Throughout the course, trainees will work with 5 to 10 psychotherapy clients weekly and conduct up to 3 psychological assessments monthly.

Students gain training and hands-on experience in:

Guidance and Mentorship

Each student is individually mentored by a postdoctoral fellow, who helps them determine their professional goals and facilitates activities that lead to their achievement. As each student’s competency and confidence increases, they’ll be assigned more complex and demanding cases to keep them growing.

The students’ support network also includes:

A Commitment to the Future

At Medens Health, we take pride in nurturing the future generation of mental health professionals. These exceptional students embody our commitment to providing compassionate care, evidence-based treatments, and a supportive therapeutic environment. We eagerly anticipate the contributions they will make to the field of mental health not only in their time with us, but for decades to come!

We’re looking forward to meeting with possible candidates for the 2024-2025 academic year! We will begin taking applications in November 2023. If you would like to learn more about our program and how to participate, contact us here!


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