Krystal Lopez, PsyD Postdoctoral Fellow

DBT Program Clinician and Skills Facilitator

Dr. Krystal Lopez is a registered Psychological Assistant, and Post Doctoral-Fellow at the DBT Center of Orange County, under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Lyndon.  She has been practicing in the field of Clinical Psychology for the past five years  in various settings including an Intensive Outpatient Program, school settings, and Community Mental Health where she has assisted various multi-culturally diverse clients overcome challenges in the face of adversity. Krystal has extensive training in Functional Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, conducting comprehensive psychological assessments, and working with high risk clients. Her primary interests include working with transitional age youth, young adults, adolescents, LGBTQIA youth, and families. Krystal graduated from The School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University where she obtained her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on working with family, children and couples. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Psychologist and embarking on the journey of being Foundationally Trained in DBT. Krystal currently co-facilitates our Intensive Outpatient Program, and DBT skills groups, provides individual therapy and skills coaching, conducts psychological testing and phone coaching in order to assist clients in overcoming challenges and reaching their Life Worth Living Goals.

Krystal has a passion in advocating for, and working with the LGBTQIA community. She also has a specialized research interest in transgender and non-binary identity development and the importance of familial support from the family system. She prides herself on being a multiculturally sensitive clinician who remains cognizant of the impact of intersecting identities and minority stress.

Krystal enjoys integrating mindfulness practices into everyday life in order to maintain psychological and spiritual balance while also fostering self-awareness. She enjoys mindfully immersing herself in nature, dancing, creating art, and spending time with family and friends.