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Dr. Annette Cantu, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Cantu works collaboratively and compassionately with children, adolescents, families, and young adults. She approaches her work from a strengths-based, humanistic, culturally and identity-affirming stance, with a particular awareness of the complex systems and multiple roles and identities in one’s life. She is particularly adept at balancing real-life application with current scientific findings. Dr. Cantu values transparency and uses her background as a teacher and educator to provide strong psychoeducational, evidence-based interventions, building on a relationship of trust and respect.

Dr. Cantu holds a Doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of Texas – Austin. She completed her internship at Oregon Health and Science University in pediatric psychology and her postdoctoral residency at the OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for youth and parent anxiety and related disorders, depression, trauma, as well as in interventions in health psychology (Habit Reversal Training, toileting, adjustment to chronic health conditions, diabetes), ADHD and child behavior concerns (Parent Management Training), and Grief Therapy. Dr. Cantu is also passionate in working with the LGBTQIA+ and gender nonconforming community and can provide letter writing and identity development support for transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families.

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