Ann R. Wycoff, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Director

Dr. Wycoff has practiced as a psychologist for 25 years treating teens, young adults, and adults. Her specialties include: anxiety and depression, marital and family issues, adjustment to life transitions, gender and identity issues, women’s issues, career issues, and increasing efficiency at work. Dr. Wycoff also conducts psychological testing and assessment. Dr. Wycoff uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and other treatment modalities.

“I have the best job in the world. I get to see people get better every day!”

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Education

Ph.D.

Major: Clinical Psychology 1989 – 1993

M.A.

Major: Clinical Psychology 1989 – 1991

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Business Administration 1980 – 1984

Experience

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director

The Practice of Bruce Hubbard MD, San Diego, CA
(2017-Present )

Responsibilities include managing all clinical and staff operations for the psychiatric and TMS clinic of Bruce Hubbard MD. In this role Dr. Wycoff oversees all administrative and staff operations, including setting strategic direction and creating and approving clinical approaches and directions for the practice. Together with Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Wycoff created, developed and manages the TMS program. She has conducted initial TMS consults and has personally followed the progress of over 500 TMS patients.  She manages communication between TMS treaters, the TMS Coordinator, TMS patients, Dr. Hubbard and Rizwan Khan.  Dr. Wycoff is also a clinical psychotherapy provider and manages patient-to-provider matching and oversight of treatment progress and the overall success of the practice.

Clinical Psychologist

Private Practice, San Diego, CA.
(1995-Present)

Responsibilities include performing individual and family psychotherapy, conducting psychological assessments for diagnostic and forensic purposes, conducting clinical assessment and treatment of Adult and Child Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and counseling families of children with Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Specialties include treatment of depression and anxiety through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through education, training in behavior management techniques, group therapy, and referral for medication evaluation.

Founder and Director

Safe and Sound Nannies, San Diego, CA.
(2000-2017)

Responsibilities included starting up and managing a placement agency employing proprietary personality screening of applicants; developed, normed and implemented a standardized, statistically validated personality screen (normed on over 6,000 candidates); interfaced with a wide variety of families seeking full
time care for their children, assessing each family’s specific
needs and matching them with the best candidates who
became their long term employees.

Organizational Consultant

The Center for Focus and Productivity, La Jolla, CA.
(1993-2000)

Responsibilities included developing strategies to maximize workforce productivity for local and international client organizations; coached individual managers and employees to enhance performance and resolve problematic work behaviors;
developed and implemented assessment instruments and training modules.

Forensic psychologist

(1993 – 2000)

Conducted psychological assessments of plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases while working closely with Bruce Hubbard, M.D. and Reid Meloy, Ph.D.

Pre and post-doctoral intern

Neil Ribner, Ph.D. San Diego, CA
(1990-1994)

Conducted individual, group and family psychotherapy in private practice under the supervision of Neil Ribner, Ph.D.

Pre-doctoral intern

Alvarado Parkway Institute, La Mesa, CA.
(1990-1992)

Conducted psychological assessments, administered individual and group therapy and conducted didactic training for adult patients with a broad range of diagnoses including substance abuse disorder, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, and various anxiety disorders. Didactic training for patients included Cognitive Therapy and basic life management skills such as managing impulses, managing time, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and understanding cause and effect.

Pre-doctoral intern, school counselor

Our Lady of Grace School, La Mesa, CA.
(1989-1990)

Conducted child and family therapy, assessed and treated ADHD in children, gave group presentations to community members, taught self-management skills to children with hyperactivity and attentional deficits including organizing, problem solving, self-reinforcement, and social skills.

Trainer and Consultant
San Diego Police Department, San Diego, CA
(1989-1990)

Trained detectives and officers using cognitive techniques and stress reduction techniques as part of research project to control high blood pressure in high stress jobs.

To teach fellow colleagues

Ann Wycoff's works and releases

The Long-term Effects of Child Abuse. Presented to the California Probation Department. Santa Ana, CA, Sacramento, CA. (1994)

Abused versus non-abused borderlines: Differentiating groups through psychological testing. Doctoral Dissertation (1993)

Discriminating between post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline ego organization in victims of childhood abuse using the Rorschach. Paper presented for Advances in the Ego Impairment Index. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Francisco, CA (1993)

Identifying and Preventing Eating Disorders. Presented to female students at San Diego State University (1993)

Borderline Personality Disorder. Presented to medical staff at Alvarado Parkway Institute (1992)

Raising Your Child's Self-Esteem. Presented to the Parent-Teacher Association of Our Lady of Grace School, La Mesa, CA (1990)