Dr. Thompson is a licensed clinical psychologist with significant experience in the fields of trauma and violence. She retired from 30 years as a police officer, having served in the capacity of patrol officer, sex crime detective, patrol lieutenant, and narcotics task force commander. She specialized in the investigation of violent crime, child maltreatment, sex offending, and domestic violence.
Her degrees include a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Master's degrees in clinical psychology from both Fielding and Chapman University, Master's Degree in criminal justice from Pacific Lutheran, and a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from St. Martin's University. She specializes in Forensic Psychology (both Police and Criminal Psychology) through continuing training and a post-doctoral experience.
She is a specialist in assessing sexual deviancy, risky behavior, and the impact of traumatic stress. She is passionate about helping 1st responders recover from traumatic experiences to improve their quality of life.