As many of you know, Dr. Pontillo has been a voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, for 13 years, where she has been providing clinical supervision to  Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows in their final year of training.  In Dr. Pontillo’s continued commitment to education and training of quality professionals in the field, she has now joined Alliant International University’s Doctoral Training Program for psychologists and is an adjunct faculty member of Alliant International University. As a result, we are thrilled to announce that this is San Diego Kids First’s first year as an official Alliant Clinical Training Site for Doctoral Students!

We are excited to introduce you to our first Alliant doctoral student, Kayla Langer, M.A, who is providing low fee services at San Diego Kids First under the direct supervision of Dr. Pontillo. 
Kayla has a masters degree in clinical psychology and specializes in working with both children and adults utilizing various evidence- based modalities. She is available to see children and youth of all ages on Tuesdays in our Carmel Valley Office.

Kayla is taking new clients with any of the presenting concerns:

– anxiety symptoms
-mood symptoms
-challenging behaviors
-social concerns
-executive functioning skill challenges
-school-based concerns
-life transitions

We are so excited to be able to provide this service for you! Please contact Jenaya, our Office Manager if you would like to schedule an appointment. You can reach her at / (858) 692-4187 and she will be happy to help you!