Kristen Roye, PsyD, received her doctorate of clinical psychology from California Lutheran University and was part of the first cohort to graduate from the PsyD program. During her time at Cal Lutheran she specialized in intimate partner violence and found a passion for attachment theory. She uses attachment theory in treating clients and in research, including her dissertation: Assessing Adult Attachment Using the California Q-Sort. Dr. Roye has presented this research at several conferences and she continues to use attachment theory in her work with adolescents and families as Program Director at Destinations; a teen treatment center for mental health and substance use in Ventura, California. In addition to Destinations, Dr. Roye also works as an adjunct professor at Cal Lutheran and teaches in both the PsyD and Bachelors Degree for Professionals Programs.
Dr. Roye is a native resident of Ventura County and has a passion to help those struggling with mental health and substance use in her community. She has worked in the mental health field for a variety of agencies including Ventura County Behavioral Health, BHC Alhambra Hospital, and Casa Pacifica. She has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations ranging from minors placed on psychiatric holds, to adults with severe and chronic mental illness, to mothers struggling with addiction. It was during her time on the CIRT team at Casa Pacifica that she noticed the need for high quality treatment programs for adolescents, specifically in the Ventura area. Her desire to work with this population is what brought her to Destinations where she works with her highly committed team to provide the community, adolescents, and their families treatment, education, support and a sense of relief.