About the Team

Martin Hsia, Psy.D. practices at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California. He has a general practice with a number of specialties, including therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania, and Problem Gambling. He also has a background in sprinting, foreign language, and performing arts.

Christin Fort, M.A., is a fifth year Clinical Psychology PhD student therapist at Fuller Psychological & Family Services. When she is not engaged in clinical work she enjoys reading American History non-fiction, relaxing in nature, teaching Sunday school, taking road trips, and cooking with friends.

Deborah Buckwalter, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and therapist in private practice in Pasadena, where she works with brain injuries, the elderly, and anyone seeking insight, coping skills, or a life of meaning. When she’s not helping her patients heal she can be found playing with her grandchildren or rockin’ the bass in her band Siggy.

Joe Dilley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and owner of Synergy Psychological Inc., as well as the author of the book: The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age. Outside of their office, Joe and his wife Carrie Dilley, PhD enjoy long days of "active relaxation" with their daughter Ashton, as they anticipate the spring arrival of their son.

Silvina Irwin, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice specializing in relationship distress and trauma recovery, and is passionate about helping couples in therapy settings, intensive workshops and retreats. She lives with her husband and their 2 children. She is an avid reader, enjoys being outdoors, is a Brownie Troop Leader, and loves stand-up comedy.

Christina Emanuel, Psy.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Pasadena, where she specializes in work with individuals with autism and other disabilities and their families. She writes, teaches, and presents widely in the psychoanalytic world. When not working Christina enjoys running, biking, cooking, baking, and driving her kids around town while wearing her bright yellow Crocs, which they love.

Ryan Howes, Ph.D., ABPP is a board certified psychologist, writer, clinical professor, founder of National Psychotherapy Day, and producer of Moments of Meaning. He hopes to reduce therapy stigma and bring psychotherapy to the masses through storytelling.

Drew Carr, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Greater Los Angeles VA, Southern California Neurology Consultants and a private practice in Pasadena, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and mindfulness-based cognitive and psychosocial rehabilitation. He's a tech-nerd who uses social media and the web to advocate for mental health - and likes puppies.