Ada Ispas, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with over six years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy. She treats trauma survivors of all ages, including children and adolescents who have suffered neglect, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse as well as adult survivors dealing with depression, anxiety, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Ispas has worked with children in the foster system and their biological or foster parents. She has supported couples in parenting children who have post-traumatic difficulties.
At ASF, Dr. Ispas is the coordinator for the Reconciliation/Reunification Program and also co-facilitates the Non-Offending Parent group. In addition, Dr. Ispas is a CASOMB (California Sex Offender Management Board) treatment specialist, and works with men and adolescents who have committed sexual offenses. Dr. Ispas graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania and received a second doctoral degree in Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill, California. The focus of her dissertation was on the effects of hardship and political oppression on psychological growth and enhanced coping in the Romanian immigrant population.