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COPE x UC Irvine Partnership

Dear COPE Family,

When I first started COPE a few years ago, I knew that the clinicians in our practice would be able to provide excellent treatment, but I also, unfortunately, knew that not everyone could afford that treatment. This is now changing as a result of COPE’s recent partnership with UC Irvine.

Beginning in September, our licensed staff will be working with UC Irvine’s Clinical Psychology PhD program to become a practicum site for doctoral students. These students will be seeing patients in our practice under the supervision of myself and other providers at COPE. This partnership has many benefits. It allows us to be able to offer lower fee services and it allows our staff to stay involved in teaching and supervision, ensuring continued growth and connection with current clinical knowledge and literature.

Since the inception of COPE, my goal has been to offer our services at a fee that would be more accessible to a wider range of people. Although all our licensed clinicians slide their fees down for select patients, we have not been able to offer consistently low fees that we are able to offer with our new Psychology Externs. Fees will range from $40-100 based on availability and on a sliding scale.

The first cohort of externs will join us in mid-September and they will be supervised by our licensed staff ensuring the same quality of service is delivered at every financial ability.

If you or anyone you know is interested in receiving services by any of our providers at COPE, do not hesitate to reach out using our contact information below. For more information on the externs, keep scrolling.

Thank you all so much for all the support and love through the years.


Meet our Psychology Externs

Miranda Bridgwater

Miranda specializes in working with adolescents and young adults to prevent the development of more complex mental health concerns in adulthood. She is passionate about improving access to mental health services and providing individualized, evidence-based treatment. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, genuine, and empathetic. She is committed to guiding clients to define and meet their goals for therapy and to live the life of their choosing.

Emily Petti

Emily is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults who are at risk for developing serious mental illness, youth and adults experiencing depression and anxiety, and people who are starting therapy for the first time. Her approach is to lead with kindness, warmth, and genuine curiosity. She is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable, validated, and supported.

Katherine Wislocki

Kit is passionate about working with individuals coping from trauma as well as a range of other mental health concerns, including addiction, depression, and anxiety. She provides high-quality, individualized evidence-based treatment to individuals and couples. Her approach is genuine, supportive, and collaborative, focusing on each individual and their unique needs. She is committed to helping individuals find success in therapy, in whatever way that they may define it.

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