Helena Sidrak, MA
Helena is a 4th year doctoral candidate in training at Loma Linda University, and supervised by Dr. Annika Okamoto for her clinical work at CCC. As a clinician in training, she has enjoyed working with diverse populations in improving coping strategies to help treat depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, daily life stressors, trauma, and other mental health concerns through utilizing interventions such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and Trauma-Focused therapies. She has practiced in primary care, community, and university settings, emphasizing a holistic approach to patient care, and utilizing evidence based practices to enhance quality of life. Helena has also administered assessments testing for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. Her research interests include the impact of child interactions as well as spiritual/religious practices on the psychological well-being and quality of life of older adults. She has utilized her research within her clinical practice by incorporating spiritual and religious interventions in therapy and aims to instill hope through her therapeutic work.