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Last updated: 6/24/2011

Steven M. Hirsch, Ph.D. (619) 395-1694
Last Updated: 6/24/2011
Licensed Clinical and Foresic Psychologist
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Degrees:
PhD

Years of Experience: 36

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English
Spanish

Licensing:
CA - Psychologist [PSY6257]

Credentials and Certifications:
Addictions Specialist, Certified (CAS)
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Certified in
Designated Forensic Psychologist (DFP)
Disability Analyst, Certified
Health Care Provider, Licensed
Professional Affiliate member of Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), APA
Psychologist, Clinical
Psychologists Treating Addictions, American Academy of

The cornerstone of my service, which distinguishes me from others, is my training, experience, integrity, insight, skill and dependability. I am a recognized expert at evaluations of chemical dependency problems and highly skilled at providing accurate and objective substance abuse evaluations in difficult custody cases.  Another area of specialization involves my medical-legal services to individuals who are injured through the California Workers’ Compensation system. I conduct fair-minded Qualified Medical Evaluations and Agreed Medical Evaluations for injured workers. My medical-legal knowledge allows me to provide expert forensic witness services and case review of psychological injuries in a variety of legal situations. I also assess adults and children who are struggling educationally or in life where an effective psychological assessment can provide answers to understand your strengths and weakness’ and to make cutting edge diagnostic decisions. The heart of my evaluation is the recommendations which are tailored to you or your child’s unique strengths and needs so that challenges can be overcome.

Office and Contact Information
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Steven M. Hirsch, Ph.D.
5333 Mission Center Rd.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108  
www.stevenmhirschphd.com
(619) 395-1694

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Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: By appointment
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Days
Weekends: 3 Days

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Forensic
Neuropsychological Testing
Pain Management
Physical Illness/Impairment
Trauma/PTSD

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Forensic Evaluation
Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.)
Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Individual
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
Chronic Illness
Immigrants/Refugees
Military/Veterans

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Christian Jewish

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic

Professional Associations
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200+
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Insurance:
AETNA Health, Inc. Crisis Care Network
AETNA Inc. (PPO) First Health (Network, The)
APS Healthcare Health Net
Beacon Health Health Net (PPO)
Behavioral Health Systems Military OneSource
Blue Cross PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) TRICARE
Blue Shield (Shield Select and Blue Shield Preferred Provider Networks) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
CorVel Corporation (CorCare Network)