About Me

Dr. Aldava is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couple and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Concord (Primary) and Napa California.

With over 20 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Aldava has an extensive background working with children, adolescents, adults (all ages), couples, and families.

Child, Adolescent, Adult, Family, Couples Counseling.
Parent Support and Consultation
Consultation for Complex Cases.

Modalities: CBT, DBT, Family systems, Mindfulness, Interpersonal, Experiential, Play Therapy

Conditions: ADHD, Anxiety (social, generalized, OCD, Panic), Depression, Mood Disorders, Giftedness, Learning Issues, Social Reasoning and Development.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Giftedness, Learning Issues, Twice Exceptional Individuals, Relationship issues, Academic/Learning Issues, Behavior Issues, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Work Stress, Relationship Stress, Transitions/life events, Self-Esteem/Confidence, Advocacy Skills, Assertiveness, Growth and Change.


Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - APA Accredited - M.S. (1993) Ph.D. (1996)
University of California Santa Cruz - Psychology - B.A. (1989)

License, Certifications & Awards

California - Licensed Clinical Psychologist - PSY16884 (2000 - Present) - Active

Additional Training

San Bernardino County Mental Health - APA Accredited Internship
Contra Costa County Mental Health - CAPIC Accredited Internship
Kaiser Permanente - Intern - Santa Clara

Professional Activities and Memberships

Founded John Fraire Aldava IV, PhD Psychology Group P.C. 2/2015 (Present)
Summit Center Counseling - providing counseling for twice exceptional individuals and their families (1 year)
Kaiser Permanente - Walnut Creek - Clinical Psychologist - Child and Adolescent Team (13 years)
Contra Costa County Mental Health (5 years)
John F. Kennedy University - Adjunct Professor - (3 years)

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