About Us

Our practice specializes in neuropsychological and forensic evaluations. We opened our doors in 2015 with the vision to change the landscape of forensic mental health service delivery. We approach our evaluation services by working collaboratively with our clients while embodying care, responsiveness, and excellence. In our evaluations, we examine links between the brain and behavior. The understanding of how you think, act, and how the brain works is what we use to diagnose a brain disorder. We will assess how problems with the brain may relate to problems at home, school, work, or with the law.

Vision

To change the landscape of forensic mental health service delivery, improving quality of life, and promoting safer communities.

Mission

To provide excellent services to our clients through the use of standardized instruments, evidence-based research, and comprehensive reports.

Values

  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Excellence

Dr. Jasmine Hendrix

Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Hendrix is a licensed psychologist (PSY32820) specializing in forensic psychology. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hendrix completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA with a BA in Psychology and Sociology.

Dr. Hendrix has been trained at various clinical sites, including working with adults and children in community mental health settings and correctional/forensic settings. She began her career working with California Psychcare in 2013 as a lead ABA therapist and has an extensive history working with children with various cognitive/intellectual and behavioral disabilities. During the course of her doctorate training, she completed training rotations through school counseling at Saint Mary’s high school, Twin Towers Correctional Facility (providing individual/group therapy for MIST inmates) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives (VIDA) working with at risk youth. Dr. Hendrix received her pre-doctoral resident training at Gateways Inpatient Hospital and Mental Health Center. She completed her post-doctoral residency training at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) Women’s Community Reintegration Services and Education Center (WCRSEC).

Dr. Hendrix is also currently employed full-time with the County of Los Angeles and an adjunct professor at Angeles College in Los Angeles where she teaches introduction to psychology and human development.

Dr. Hendrix is an LPS designee and has worked countywide providing field base psychiatric services and has extensive experience working with incarcerated adults with various severe mental health and legal concerns.  In addition to her forensic, correctional, and community mental health experience, she has certification in Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk.

Dr. Hendrix is passionate about practicing forensic psychology for a diverse population in order to assist the legal decision makers in better understanding how the acts of behaviors correspond with the judicial system. She entails confidence in the strategies, educational tools, and clinical experience she has to offer. Dr. Hendrix has active professional memberships with the American Psychology-Law Society. Her forensic interests include youthful offender evaluations, competency to stand trial, and mental health diversion.

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Dr. Di Nguyen

Registered Psychological Associate

Dr. Nguyen is a registered psychological associate (PSB 94025402) working under the license of Dr. Vienna. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She earned two Master’s degrees in both Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Nguyen received her Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York.

Dr. Nguyen has been trained at various clinical sites, including working with adults and children in community mental health settings and correctional/forensic settings. She is bilingual and has provided psychotherapy in Vietnamese. She also conducted psychosexual evaluations and provided mandated individual/group treatment at a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Program in San Francisco. She is trained in various risk, cognitive, and personality assessments.

Dr. Nguyen completed her pre-doctoral internship with the Los Angeles County Correctional Health Services, with rotations at the Century Regional Detention Center and the Forensic Inpatient Program at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. During her internship training, she provided inpatient treatment to severely mentally ill incarcerated individuals in a Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) designated hospital. She also completed intakes at the Inmate Reception Center, recommending appropriate housing and level of care. Dr. Nguyen also worked with incarcerated women who were deemed Felony Incompetent to Stand Trial. In addition to her forensic, correctional, and community mental health experience, she has been a suicide hotline counselor for over three years and is an advocate for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Dr. Nguyen is also currently employed full-time with the County of Los Angeles and a per diem follow-up crisis counselor with the Suicide Prevention Center.

Dr. Nguyen has active professional memberships with the American Psychology-Law Society and Psychologists in Public Service. Her forensic interests include competency to stand trial, Miranda issues, and risk assessment.

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Dr. Wendy Lopez-Lizarraga

Registered Psychological Associate
(Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga is a registered psychological associate (PSB 94026203) working under the license of Dr. Vienna. Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga received her doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Los Angeles, with her major being Sociology. Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga completed clinical training at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. She worked with individuals (children and adolescents) and families dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, communication or adjustment problems, substance use, or trauma (complex trauma). In addition, she completed a clinical rotation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Vital Intervention and Directional Alternative (VIDA) program with at-risk youth. Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga has experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and significant history of trauma (including complex trauma). Her forensic interests include Franklin hearing evaluations, competency to stand trial, and juvenile high-stake mitigation cases.

Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC).

Dr. Lopez-Lizarraga likes traveling with her husband and spending time with her dogs. She also enjoys engaging in self-care activities such as hiking and spending time with family and friends.


Egypt Leithman, M.A.

Forensic Psychology Practicum Clinician

Egypt is a fourth-year doctoral student earning his Clinical Psychology Degree from Pepperdine University. Egypt has been recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) through their Minority Fellowship Program for his work and dedication with marginalized communities (specifically the chronically homeless population on skid-row and Transgender inmates) and has been awarded the MFP Fellowship since 2020.

He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received both of his undergraduate degrees in Psychology with an Emphasis on Applied Behavioral Analysis and his International Conflict Analysis and Resolution degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. During his previous externship, he gained correctional psychology experience working at a Federal Correctional Institute with males and transgender females. He has worked with individuals experiencing severe mental illness, complex trauma, and substance use issues throughout his education. He has also worked with the chronically homeless population on Skid-row providing psychotherapy and group therapy through a year-long substance use program. Egypt has also worked with the LGBTQIA+ community providing psychotherapy to individuals.

Egypt currently works part time as a research assistant at Pepperdine University’s Sankofa Lab and Pepperdine University’s Culture & Trauma Lab where he helps author articles, book chapters, and implement culturally sensitive interventions for BIPOC communities. He is also the teaching assistant for the Ethics courses for graduate and doctoral students in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.


Stephanie Ganino, B.A.

Office Manager

Stephanie is the Office Manager for Vienna Psychological Group, Inc. She ensures everything runs smoothly from managing the VPG psychologists’ calendars, client communication and onboarding, and billing. She implements procedures, maintains administrative systems, and works closely with the VPG staff. Stephanie brings a strong work ethic and extensive knowledge in various legal arenas allowing her to communicate easily and efficiently with lawyers, law enforcement professionals, legal administrative professionals, and concerned family members.