Our Team

Our Team

Denise Kruszewski, Ph.D, ABPP

Founder and Director, Licensed Psychologist (PSY 24375)

Dr. Denise Kruszewski is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She founded the Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience (CSRR) in December 2017. Her credentials include a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University, an APA-accredited VA Evidence Based Psychology postdoctoral fellowship, and a B.A. with Honors from Brown University. For more than five years, “Dr. K” proudly and gratefully served as the embedded Civilian psychologist at the Marine Special Operations Command on Camp Pendleton for 1st Marine Raider Battalion/1st Marine Raider Support Battalion. This experience ignited Dr. K’s passion for helping to enhance effectiveness and promote recovery for individuals and organizations engaged in high-demand jobs and personal endeavors.

Jocelyn Pijpaert, MA, LMFT

Associate Director

A licensed MFT in California with a background in military and government services, Jocelyn Pijpaert received her B.A. in Business Administration and Human Resources from Loyola Marymount University in 2003 and graduated top of her class with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2008.

Sofie Champassak, Ph.D.

Dr. Sofie Champassak is a licensed clinical psychologist. She trained in a variety of clinical settings, including community-based clinics, chronic pain and bariatric centers, anxiety treatment specialty centers, and completed an APA accredited internship and residency with the Los Angeles and San Diego VA Healthcare Systems.

C.C. Cassell, Psy.D.

Dr. Cassell is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of California (CA PSY28868) and Missouri (MO 2016001951) with over 10 years of clinical  experience in the field of psychology. While Dr. Cassell specializes in working with adult survivors of trauma, she also enjoys working with individuals interested in engaging in therapy for the purpose of pursuing personal growth, insight, self-exploration, healthier…

Cynthia Armenia

Clinical Administrator

(Bio Coming Soon!)

Lisa Gaal

Clinical Administrator

(Bio Coming Soon!)

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