Chanel Dismuke, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Welcome! My name is Chanel Dismuke and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My professional experience includes working with adults and teens in outpatient and residential settings and helping them take steps to live the life they want. I have also worked as a Program Director with a local community mental health agency providing therapy to adults and supervising an adult outpatient and adult outpatient rehabilitation team. In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my spouse, child, and dogs, whether out in nature or in the comfort of our home.

Therapeutic approach

Life can be challenging and we all can benefit from having help and support to successfully navigate times of stress and difficulty, whether these challenges are happening currently, in the past, or are anticipated in the future. For many people, choosing to engage in therapy is a challenge and it can take courage to take that leap. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, caring, and open-minded space where a person can express themselves and begin to take steps to reach their goals, at their pace. Through collaboration, psychoeducation, guidance, and a strong therapeutic relationship, the work of therapy can begin to seem less daunting and hope for the possibilities and change can begin to grow. I work from a strengths-based and trauma informed lens utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral therapy to promote self-knowledge, healing, self-confidence and the ability to initiate adaptive change in the present and maintain change long after therapy has ended. I also include interventions from other orientations, including Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy, to personalize treatment and help individuals learn skills that resonate with them.

I have experience working with individuals experiencing:

  • Depression and mood related disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Anxiety and related disorders
  • Trauma and stress related disorders
  • Adjustment and life stressors
  • Grief and loss
  • Concerns and stress related to experiences as a BIPOC individual
  • Concerns and stress related to experiences as a LGBTQA+ individual
  • Stress and mental health concerns due to physical health conditions

Education:

2020 Completed postdoctoral residency

2019 Graduated with Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology

2017 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology

2013 Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fresno