About Dr. Altes

Photo of Dr. Linda Altes“As a psychologist in private practice for almost 30 years, my goal is to help others and ease the challenges that may be making life chaotic, dramatic or difficult. The work I do is centered around: psychoeducation evaluations, child custody evaluations, and immigration evaluations for attorney represented individuals. You will find my approach is warm, thoughtful, and tailored to meet your particular needs.”  – Dr. Linda M. Altes

Specific Service Areas of Work

Linda A. Altes, Ph.D.Dr. Altes has been licensed as a psychologist since in 1989, almost 30 years. As a psychologist, she holds a strong and long standing reputation where she focuses on three primary services areas of work:

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation
    Learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and emotional problems can interfere with academic success. Dr. Altes evaluates students from elementary school through graduate school. Her testing has been accepted by numerous schools, colleges, and universities, as well as by the Educational Testing Service, the ACT, and a variety of professional licensing boards. Dr. Altes is able to make recommendations for appropriate accommodations and remedial services based on solid test data which help students meet their full academic potential. Learn More or get in touch with Dr. Altes by calling 858-824-1914 or Complete a Contact Form.
  • Child Custody Evaluation
    Divorce creates numerous challenges for families and individuals. She has extensive post-doctoral training in the dynamics of divorce, parenting after divorce, children’s adjustment to divorce, and child custody evaluations. She often works with individuals affected by divorce in individual therapy, as a Collaborative Divorce coach and child specialist, as a co-parenting specialist, or as a child custody evaluator. Learn More or get in touch with Dr. Altes by calling 858-824-1914 or Complete a Contact Form.
  • Immigration Evaluation
    Dr. Altes has done hardship evaluations for immigration proceedings for over 20 years and has testified in Immigration Court in Los Angeles and San Diego. She combines her compassion, training, and experience in family dynamics, child development, and assessment to create reports that have been helpful in immigration proceedings.
    Learn More or get in touch with Dr. Altes by calling 858-824-1914 or Complete a Contact Form.

Community Work and Supporting the Field

Dr. Altes has been active in a variety of professional organizations and community groups including:

  • Past President of the San Diego Psychological Association
  • Past President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
  • Ethics Committee Member of the San Diego Psychological Association for three years
  • Chairman of WomenTogether, which raised money for women’s homeless shelters in San Diego, for two years.

Her Memberships include:

  • California Psychological Association
  • San Diego Psychological Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Learning Disabilities Association
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • The Lisa Hirschman Memorial Fund, Preuss School, San Diego

There much more to the range of Dr. Altes’s expertise, education and training, as well as her contributions through publications and more. To view her complete and detailed background, Download Dr. Altes's Resume button

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