Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
U of Newcastle (1979)

National Register Member Since

Purna 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 Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • PTSD/Traumatic Response (e.g., combat stress, loss, injury, sexual assault)
  • Disability Determination/Worker's Compensation

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)

Languages Spoken Other Than English

  • Bengali
  • Hindi

Treatment Modalities

  • Behavioral Therapy


  • 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.

Fee Information/Office Policy

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.

Insurance Plans

  • Medicare
  • BlueShield on CA
  • HealthNet
  • Managed Health Network

Contact Information

Primary Contact

P.O. Box 7575
Stockton, CA 95267-0575
P: 209-406-6817 (Office)
F: 209-952-5033