Dena Hulbert, Ph.D.

Dena Hulbert, Ph.D.

Mindfulness, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Couples Therapy, Chronic Pain, Dermapsychology

Therapeutic Approach

A satisfying connection with the important people in our lives is essential to our well-being. When that connection is damaged or lost due to family or workplace issues, life changes, health concerns, depression, or stress, therapy can be a powerful tool to  promote positive change, healing and personal growth. My part, as your therapist, is to provide an environment in which you feel heard, respected, and safe to work together to understand your emotions and what triggers them, set meaningful goals, and develop the skills needed to live a more balanced, purposeful and connected life.

I use a personalized approach tailored to each individual’s specific needs. I am certified in Mindfulness therapy techniques and trained in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral marital therapy. I also feel strongly about the power of music to heal and, when appropriate, enjoy incorporating music therapy and other holistic and integrative approaches to a treatment plan.  I have extensive training in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, attachment challenges, and couples therapy, and am undergoing specialized training to treat the psychological aspects of dermatological conditions.

Education and Experience

Dr. Dena Hulbert obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Indiana University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cal State Fullerton. She brings a long and successful career in the field of psychology to her practice at Orange County Health Psychologists. At three major universities, Dr. Hulbert taught psychology and conducted psychological research. She also has experience as an International Trainer. A veteran herself, Dr. Hulbert spent eight years traveling the world to train military psychologists and chaplains in a 3-day divorce prevention program for couples. Upon returning to Orange County, she worked in two neuropsychological practices treating individuals who had experienced brain damage from stroke or accident. There is where she became fascinated with the ability of the brain to heal and transform itself.  



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