Mae Casanova, PsyD, MS – Neurofeedback Therapist
Dr. Mae Casanova is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY28763) and neurofeedback therapist with a doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Marketing Communication with a minor in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, both from California Lutheran University. She grew up with a family restaurant business and spent most of her early adulthood working in hospitality, managing restaurants and resorts. It was in 2012 that she followed her passion for helping others and went back to school to earn her Doctorate Degree.
In her private practice, Dr. Casanova specializes in therapy with adolescents, teens and adults. Her expertise is in addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, transitional age issues, trauma, and other significant life changing phases. Her experience treating the specific symptoms that Direct Neurofeedback target, made adding this holistic approach to her skill set a no brainer. She has witnessed so many patients who describe themselves as “stuck”, she is excited to see the impact that microcurrent neurofeedback can have in reducing symptoms and increasing the quality of her patient’s lives.
Dr. Casanova has worked in a variety of settings at multiple levels of care. She has experience in holistic wellness and healing as well as traditional interventions within the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She has held roles as individual and family therapist, group facilitator, and department director. In the healthcare industry, she has experience in administrative, organizational, management and direct client care aspects of the field. She loves a challenge- and will jump at any opportunity to think “outside the box” when it comes to helping interventions.
She has spent time working in non-profit as a school-based therapist providing individual, family and crisis interventions for middle and high school aged children diagnosed with mental and behavioral health issues. Her experience with special education in the school setting has only fueled her passion for finding additional resources and interventions for students struggling with anxiety, depression, attention, impulsivity and substance abuse issues.
She spends her spare time doing yoga and exercise, spending time with her family and friends and trying new fun food spots in San Diego County. She has also provided weekly/monthly volunteer hours with the North County LGBTQ Center in Oceanside.