Purna C. Datta, PhD

I have been doing psychotherapy and psychological assessments of children, adolescents and adults (including elderly population) for more than 25 years. I have many years of experience working with the intellectually challenged and mentally ill population both in the community and hospital/forensic settings. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist and have experience as an Internship Supervisor for doctoral students for 10 years. I conduct forensic evaluations for the courts in California for both the juvenile and adult cases. I have long experience of successfully using evidence based CBT in treating anxiety disorders (with or without panic attacks) and depression. Also, I have training and experience in using EMDR, and/or PET along with CBT for treating patients diagnosed with PTSD.

Practice Overview

  • California — 00010808
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Anxiety
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • PTSD/Traumatic Response
  • Disability Determination/Worker's Compensation
  • Medicare
  • BlueShield on CA
  • HealthNet
  • Managed Health Network

9:00 am to 5:00 Pm or as needed
Also available on Saturdays as needed.

Appointment is organized after receiving phone message and establishing contact. The phone number is: (209) 406-6817

I have a sliding fee schedule for low income populations.

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Behavioral Therapy

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Professional Psychology of the APA Practice Organization (CPP) - Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
  • I have earned my docotrate degree in 1979 from Newcastle University, NSW, Australia, with major emphasis on behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and neuropsycholog. Previous to that, I earned my B.A (hons in Phisolophy) in 1963, M.A (Philosophy) in 1964 and M.A (Psychology) in 1967 from Dacca University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am currently a diplomate in psychopharmacology (from Prescribing Psychologists Register) and diplomate in forensic psychology (from American College of Forensic Examiners).
  • I am a ‘life member’ of the American Psychological Association (Division 12). Also, I am a member of National Register of Health Service Providers of Psychology, California Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Prescribing Psychologists Register, and American College of Forensic Examiners.

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