Belmont Psychological Services is a group of psychotherapists who specialize in the provision of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a structured and focused style of therapy that provides people with the concrete tools that they need to get better quickly. It is by far the most researched of all the clinical orientations and has been proven to be helpful for a wide variety of mental health problems. BPS is the leading provider of CBT in Long Beach, CA. Our therapists are known in the community for helping patients with complex problems who have failed to make progress in past treatment. We are extremely successful in treating patients who have more complicated problems such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Our clinicians are also unique in that we are some of the few providers in the area who use CBT with younger children who demonstrate a variety of problems, including selective mutism, school refusal, separation anxiety, and/or phobias.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment with one of our therapists, or if you have any questions, you can contact our office manager, Anna.

6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 255
Long Beach, CA 90803
562-799-6733 Fax

Dr. Kathryn Manetta, Ph.D.

Dr. Manetta is a Licensed Psychologist and an advanced level Cognitive Behavior Therapist. She is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy is an international organization that objectively evaluates clinical skill and awards diplomate status only to those with an advanced level of expertise. She has over a decade of experience in helping individuals with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Manetta provides psychotherapy to clients as well as clinical guidance to the other therapists in the practice. Known to everyone as “Katy” she inspires hope and believes that every individual has the potential for growth and change. Katy believes that being honest and open with her patients helps them to learn to trust in others and begin to heal.

Katy works with individuals of all ages and with a wide range of mental health problems. She is known for successfully treating clients who have had difficulty making progress in treatment in the past.

Kathryn Manetta, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist PSY22795
Clinical Director, Belmont Psychological Services
Diplomate-Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Lisa Phillips, Ph.D.

Dr. Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and she has extensive training in the most cutting edge scientific and evidence based treatments in psychology. She is an expert at treating several childhood disorders such as Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Encopresis/Enuresis, and Tourette’s Syndrome. She also specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and anger. Dr. Phillips practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an orientation that has been proven to provide patients with fast results.

Dr. Phillips received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii. She completed her clinical internship at USC Children’s Hospital and has practiced psychology for 12 years. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Phillips trains other therapists in the delivery of CBT. Dr. Phillips is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, an organization which sets the standard of excellence for CBT therapists.
Being from Sweden, Dr. Phillips has an international perspective and embraces diversity. She infuses optimism in every aspect of therapy and finds the process of psychotherapy personally rewarding. Dr. Phillips loves watching her clients grow and lead more fulfilling lives as a result of therapy.

Dr. Lisa Phillips, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist PSY25324
Diplomate-Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Michelle Beakey, Psy.D.

Dr. Beakey is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, with a specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her clinical experience includes diagnosing and treating mental illness in children, adolescents, and adults. She is experienced in providing comprehensive assessments for behavioral disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and Learning Disorders, as well as neuropsychological testing. Her experience also includes conducting evaluations related to various forensic issues (competency, child custody, juvenile treatment recommendations).

Dr. Beakey’s therapy experience lends itself to treating adults, adolescents, and children, utilizing a Cognitive-Behavioral treatment approach. She believes CBT, as an evidence-based treatment modality, will help individuals feel better more quickly. She treats anxiety and mood disorders, including depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Social Phobia. Dr. Beakey also treats Selective Mutism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, incorporating social skills training into the treatment for optimal results.

Dr. Beakey’s determination as a psychologist is motivated by her belief in the possibility for change as well as the immense courage and resiliency exhibited by those she treats.

Dr. Michelle Beakey, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist PSY27335

Dr. Katherine Prill, Psy.D.

Dr. Prill received her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Southern California. She completed an intensive pre-doctoral internship at San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Prill received extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders of all ages. She has experience providing individual and group therapy for various mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and PTSD. In addition, she worked with children, adolescents and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in various settings. Dr. Prill also gained vast experience in psychological testing and assessment during her training years.

Dr. Prill is a registered psychological assistant and her supervisor is Dr. Katy Manetta.

Dr. Katherine Prill, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Assistant PSB 94021695

Jaime Dunham, LMFT

Jaime is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She received her Master’s of Science degree from California State University Long Beach and has worked in the mental health field since 2010. Jaime has diagnosed and treated a wide range of mental disorders including major depression, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has experience working with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Jaime enjoys working with children and adolescents, and specializes in treating young children ages 0-5.

Jaime practices with compassion, kindness, and respect–making clients an equal partner in the therapeutic process. She feels that it is an honor and privilege to enter into the lives of her clients in this capacity, and believes in the power of psychotherapy to bring healing and positive transformation.

Jaime Dunham, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT 94433
Diplomate-Academy of Cognitive Therapy