Meet Our Team
Dr. Lorna Pham, Psy. D
Senior Behavioral Health Consultant
Dr. Lorna Pham is Clinical Psychologist and experienced behavioral health consultant with over 18 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare industry. She has worked with various populations in behavioral health including clients with intellectual disabilities, adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders, and forensic population. Her education includes receiving a doctorate in Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she also serves as an adjunct professor in the Forensic Psychology Program. She also obtained her Master’s in Psychology at Pepperdine University and Bachelor’s in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Pham assists behavioral health organizations in accreditation/re-accreditation (Joint Commission and CARF) and state licensing/certification. She has trained well over 1000 + clinicians and case managers on how to document medical necessity for mental health and substance abuse services. Other training also includes documentation for group therapy, individual therapy, case management, family sessions, assessment, treatment plan, and case consultations. Dr. Pham has also increased program compliance and prevented agencies from getting recoupment.
Dr. Pham is a passionate advocate for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, helping to destigmatize the subject of mental health and substance abuse. She was a presenter for the Cultural Competency and Mental Health Summit XVIII in San Diego, California and Cultural Competency Summit XX in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Pham brings invaluable experience to our team of behavioral health consultants.
Specialized Areas of Expertise:
- Clinical Documentation
- Medi-Cal Certification
- Short-Doyle Medi-Cal
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- The Joint Commission (TJC)
- Substance Abuse and Rehab Facility Guidelines
- Department of Social Services (DSS)
- Residential Facilities
- Department of Managed Health Care; Title 22
- Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
- Department of Mental Health Services