Tanda Almont, Psy.D., Director
Dr. Almont is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY19914) who founded Monarch Center in 2006 to help serve children and families who seek confidential specialized mental health services. Dr. Almont has Bachelor’s degrees (1998) in Psychology and Child Development, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology (2002) specializing in forensics with families and children. Trained at UC Davis Children’s Hospital-CAARE Center in PCIT, psychological testing, child custody evaluations and Bonding Assessments. Dr. Almont is committed to providing effective and efficient services while implementing treatment plans that specifically address the needs of her clients. Dr. Almont specializes in children with behavioral issues, anxiety, PTSD, depression, panic, ADHD, ODD and other mental health problems. Dr. Almont typically uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approaches to address these issues. Also, Dr. Almont has extensive experience with adoptive families and families going through divorce. Please contact her for more information on her areas of expertise.
Dr. Almont gives presentations and trainings to agencies, schools, parent groups and private organizations on topics pertaining to children with behavioral problems, bonding assessments, and the services offered through the Monarch Center. Please contact Dr. Almont if you want more information on trainings or presentations.
Angela Grossman, M.A., Psy. D,
Angela Grossman Psy.D. specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. She has worked for Placer County Children’s System of Care since 2004 and been providing therapy in a private practice session since 2010. She has worked with students with Individual Education Program’s (IEP) and establishing treatment strategies to help them meet their social emotional goals. Dr. Grossman has lead parent support groups and educated parents using Nurtured Heart techniques to establish clear, consistent parenting strategies to increase success in parent-child relationships. Since 2007, she has been part of the counties Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) that debriefs individuals after a crisis or trauma. Dr. Grossman has extensive training and experience in crisis intervention, behavioral interventions, and social skill training that focuses on emotional regulation, and coping. Dr Grossman has a Bachelors degree (1993) from Sonoma State University , a Masters degree in counseling psychology (1998), and a doctorate in psychology (2007) from Newport University. Dr. Grossman is committed to working with children and families to focus on goals and services that address identified areas of need and mental health. Dr. Grossman is an independent contractor at Monarch Center.
Licensed Psychologist PSY26412
Kristen Alongi-Davis, Psy.D.
Dr. Alongi-Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 21257), specializing in working with children, adolescents and their families. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1997) and a Masters and Doctorate degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (2004), with a concentration in children and families. She received training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), psychological testing, child custody evaluations, bonding assessments, and individual and group therapy at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, CAARE Center. She has worked in community mental health and school settings providing these services as well as crisis intervention, case management, and assistance with Individual Educational Program (IEP) goals. Dr. Alongi-Davis has trained individuals in PCIT and provided presentations on managing children’s disruptive behaviors and social and developmental delays in children. Dr. Alongi-Davis is an independent contractor at the Monarch Center.
Licensed Psychologist PSY21257
Jazmine McCoy, Psy.D.
Dr. Jazmine McCoy is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 28892) and an independent contractor at the Monarch Center. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has made a home in the Sacramento area. She attended California State University in Hayward and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She then completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology with a multicultural emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Her graduate training focused on developmental psychology, trauma, and assessment. Further, her dissertation research examined how childhood trauma affected mothers’ perspectives of their child. Dr. McCoy's clinical work post-licensure has focused on conducting assessments for children and adults for the Department of Social Security, diagnostic assessments for veterans for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and evaluations for the Department of Rehabilitation.
Dr. McCoy's mission is to empower children and families to live their best lives, whatever that may mean for them. Ultimately, she is committed to providing quality services that translate into long-term success. Dr. McCoy typically utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to address symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, disruptive behaviors, and trauma-symptoms. She is also trained in several research-based treatments including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). She is also a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist. If you have any questions, she is happy to discuss her training, clinical experience, and areas of expertise with you further. She currently provides PCIT, TF-CBT for teens, individual therapy for mothers, and assessment for children and adults. You may also visit her personal website, www.drjazminemccoy.com, for more information on the services she provides.
Phone: (916) 772-1642