About the Author

Cheryl Ann MacDonald, Psy.D., RN

Dr. MacDonald has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over nineteen years and Registered Nurse for over forty. The clients she serves are residents of San Diego and Orange County, California. Her goal is to provide individual and family counseling using biological, psychological, and social approaches which include: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and humanistic treatment methods. The philosophy is positive in makeup (not the expected Dis-ease medical model).

Dr. MacDonald is the founder and owner of Health Psychology Center and commits to assisting people understand how biological, cultural, environmental, and psychological factors affect physical and/or emotional health. Along with providing educational resources for health care providers, Dr. MacDonald lectures for the San Diego Psychological Association and community groups on Health Psychology. She is also the author of the book Health Psychology for Every Day Life: A bio-psycho-social thinking approach.