About Us

Our practice specializes in forensic and neuropsychological evaluations. We opened our doors in 2015 with the vision to change the landscape of forensic mental health service delivery. Our team embodies the values of responsiveness and excellence in all we do, from the first phone call to the final work product.  We approach our forensic evaluation services by applying evidence-based psychological science to help inform legal decision-makers and the trier of fact on issues related to the risk of violence, sentencing and disposition of juvenile and adult offenders, criminal responsibility, and competency. In our clinical neuropsychological 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. Our police and public safety evaluations examine the links between potential mental health conditions and employment. We have a skilled team of psychologists who can assess how problems with the brain may relate to problems at home, school, work, or with the law.


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


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


  • Compassion: We embody deep compassion in all we do, from client interaction to our work product.
  • Accountability: We integrate accountability throughout our practice, from honoring commitments to taking personal and professional responsibility.
  • Responsiveness: We know time is of the essence. As such, we provide timely and responsive service.
  • Excellence: We pride ourselves in our work. Thus, we strive to deliver excellence by holding ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards of practice.

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 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. She is an adjunct professor at Angeles College in Los Angeles where she teaches Introduction to Psychology and Human Development” to the last paragraph. 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. Emily Dixon

Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Dixon is a distinguished licensed clinical psychologist in California and Texas with a profound expertise in forensic psychological evaluations. Her journey in the field of psychology began with her completion of a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the prestigious California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California. Prior to this, she earned two master’s degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Counseling Psychology, showcasing her commitment to a comprehensive understanding of mental health dynamics.

Dr. Dixon’s academic prowess extends to her bachelor’s degree in social behavioral sciences from Soka University of America, where she laid a solid foundation for her future endeavors in psychology. Dr. Dixon’s dedication to excellence is further demonstrated through her rigorous pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training with the Department of Justice within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, honing her skills in forensic assessments and interventions.

Dr. Dixon’s specialization includes a board specialty license in treating and evaluating individuals who engage in sexually deviant behaviors, reflecting her deep commitment to addressing complex psychological issues with utmost professionalism and sensitivity. Her contributions to the field are not limited to clinical practice; she serves as the esteemed President of the Fort Worth Area Psychological Association (FWAPA), where she actively engages in advancing psychological research, education, and advocacy.

In addition to a notable leadership role, Dr. Dixon is an esteemed member of several professional organizations, including the Texas Psychology Association (TPA), the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and the Tarrant County Forensic Group (TCFG). Her active involvement in these organizations underscores her ongoing commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in psychology and forensic practices, ensuring that her work product receives the highest standard of practice.

Dr. Dixon’s multifaceted expertise, coupled with her unwavering dedication to research and practice and, the advancement of the field, makes her a respected figure in the realm of clinical and forensic psychology.

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 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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Brie Scott, M.A

Forensic Psychology Practicum Trainee
Brie Scott, M.A., is a forensic psychology practicum trainee. She is supervised by Dr. Vienna. She is completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, CA. In the program, Brie has written and is planning to defend her dissertation on Religious Perceptions of Mental Health and How it Affects Adolescents. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University. Brie has been trained at various clinical sites, including working with families, children, and adults in community mental health settings and residential treatment facilities. From these practicum experiences, Brie’s forensic interests include disposition evaluations, waiver/transfer evaluations, and youthful offender (Miller/Franklin) evaluations. Furthermore, Brie is interested in conducting research on juvenile offenders and their rehabilitative process.

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Alexandria Pesante, B.A.

Practice Manager
Alexandria graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2012. Coming from the loan processing industry, she has leveraged her detail-oriented skills and leadership abilities to manage the administrative side of our quaint but busy forensic practice. At VPG, Alex is responsible for administrative leadership to the practice. She handles daily operations of the practice, including overseeing client and vendor relationships, coordination of case scheduling, billing, and human resource functions. She joined VPG in September 2023.
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Kathryn Stapleton, M.A.

Administrative Assistant
Katie Stapleton, M.A. is completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University (APU), CA. Katie has defended her dissertation on the mental health effects of social media addiction on adolescents. She received her master’s in psychology from APU and her bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. At VPG, Katie is responsible for administrative organizational tasks, such as data entry and clinical research.