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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

Licensed Psychologist, CA PSY 14717
Ph.D. CSPP, Los Angeles
B.A. , M.A. California State University, Northridge


Dr. Diana (Dee) Chappelear is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, and her M.A. and B.A. in psychology, with minors in sociology and Women’s studies, from California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining CAPS, Dr. Chappelear worked extensively within a community mental health setting. Her supervisory and clinical work focused on adults and transitional aged youth with diverse mental health concerns. Diagnostic issues addressed included; mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, mood dysregulation, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and LGBT issues. For several years, Dr. Chappelear served as Didi Hirsch MHS Director of Crisis Residential Programs for the only two crisis residential programs in Los Angeles County, and is adept at crisis intervention and resolution. Dr. Chappelear works collaboratively with a variety of clients in order to best address their individual needs and is strength based in her approach.