Dr. Drancoli completed her training in clinical psychology (APA accredited) in Los Angeles where she specialized in psychodynamic therapy and forensic psychology and received her Doctorate in Psychology in 2012. Her passion for diversity and inclusion led to a focus on multicultural competence and the privilege of working with individuals from various backgrounds in urban Los Angeles. She later received her clinical license in New York at the Bleuler Psychotherapy Center in Queens.
Dr. Drancoli has been contracted as a consultant for law enforcement agencies and to evaluate active duty military personnel. She has been in private practice since 2013 where she has delivers mental health services to expats around the globe, online or in person. Previous work settings include the Emergency Outreach Bureau’s Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, the Compton Sheriff's Department and Sharper Future in California. Dr. Drancoli holds extensive experience in the area of sexual behavior problems and violence (assessment, treatment, consultation). She enjoys working with the media, contributing to current discussions around mental health via print and broadcasting agencies. Dr. Drancoli also sat on award show committees rating TV productions and advising on the accurate portrayal of mental health issues in the media.
As a member of the American Psychological Association's Division 39 she adheres to the APA code of ethics.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY Acculturation and relocation - trauma - sexual behavior problems - sexual orientation - domestic violence - identity formation - existential questions (aging, loss and grief, illness) - depression and anxiety
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS professional development - professional identity and roles - leadership - organizational culture and team dynamics - conflict at the group level supervision and consultation