About Us

The mission of Paradox Psychological Services is to provide a collaborative, effective and team oriented approach for therapy and behavioral interventions for children, teens and families. Our uniquely trained staff have a passion for helping others to restore balance in their home and school life. We offer child and teen therapy, behavioral interventions and psychoeducational testing. Our services are meant to inspire individuals to feel empowered and encouraged.


To learn more about us and our providers, click on the links below:

Susan M. Gehrig, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Paradox Co-Founder

Colby Carter, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Psycheducational Evaluation Specialist

Mae Casanova, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Child and Teen Therapist

Eriko Lapoint, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Early Development Specialist

Erika Smith, M.Ed., BCBA, Child and Teen Behavioral Consultant

Patrick J. Savaiano, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Paradox Co-Founder

Why Choose Paradox?

Our Style: Our clinicians are experts in their field and have a genuine passion for supporting children, teens, and families in achieving their highest developmental potential. 

Breadth of Specialty Services: We provide child and teen therapy, psychoeducational testing, and in-home and in-school behavioral interventions all within one private practice so that all of your needs can be met at one center.

Highest Quality Interventions: We utilize the most effective and well-researched intervention and treatment methods to maximize the success and positive growth of our clients

Reputation: We have a strong reputation in the San Diego community for providing effective interventions that help make long lasting and positive changes for our clients.

Communication: Our staff are well connected and consult with one another regularly to ensure our clients are receiving the best services possible.

Perspective: Our energy is focused on the individual as a whole. We understand that individual, family, and school dynamics work together. As such, we offer services at our office, in-home, and in-school to effectively support all areas of growth.

Availability: Our clinicians have immediate openings and can offer you hands-on interventions as soon as your first appointment.

Ease of Scheduling and Payment: We offer an easy client portal for you to access your information at any time. We make it easy through text and email confirmation to keep you up to date on the status of your appointments. Your payment information is stored on a secure portal for easy payment.

Why choose Paradox? Contact us to learn more about ways in which we can support you and your child with therapy, teen counseling, family therapy, educational support, and behavioral consultation.