Anthony Benigno, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY26432) and father of five young children and a husband to a beautiful wife. I hail from the Bay Area and am the product of a traditional Filipino family that prized academic excellence and strong family ties. I earned my bachelors degree in psychology from UCLA and subsequently earned my masters and doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), San Francisco campus after gaining valuable life experience in the corporate workforce. My work, as well as the rest of my life, is thoroughly guided of my faith. As such, I strive to perfect my craft in psychological assessment and consultation, and provide service that always recognizes the dignity of each client that seeks my help.
Clinically, I am particularly adept and passionate about helping students identify factors (e.g., learning disorder, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, affective disorder), which may be compromising academic success. I honed these skills at school settings such as Impact Academy (Hayward, CA) and Making Waves Academy (Richmond, CA) as well as clinical settings such as the Argosy Assessment and Intervention Clinic (Alameda, CA), Psychological Services Center (Oakland, CA), and Frugé Psychological Associates (Oakland, CA). I have written and have been invited to present research exploring how cultural factors affect academic success. I have worked with parents, students, and teachers collaboratively develop grounded strategies in the classroom and at home.
I also have worked at notable clinics such as the San Francisco VA Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Neuropsychological Associates, where I focused on neuropsychological assessments to evaluate cognitive capacity and provide differential diagnoses to treatment teams. I have used neuropsychological assessment to help administrators at SNFs determine whether or not patients have the capacity to make decisions for their care.
Additionally, I have worked with clients who seek psychological assessment for immigration cases. I am familiar with the key questions that are crucial to said evaluations and offer reports that comprehensively and objectively assess the psychological impact to a client and his/her family.