Nimalee Wickremasinghe-Kuhn
Student Services
Lead School Counselor
951.659.2171 x2285

Nimalee is a clinician who values client-centered, individualized treatment. She is robustly experienced in evidence-based treatment modalities and also draws upon psychodynamics and attachment theory in her work. Her areas of specialization include mood and anxiety disorders, personality pathology, substance use, complex trauma, and multicultural treatment. She has served on treatment teams across the continuum of care from the psychiatric emergency room to outpatient treatment, and also across a comprehensive spectrum of psychopathology from relationship distress to severe mental illness. These distinct clinical experiences have contributed to her commitment to addressing clients’ varied psychosocial needs in a culturally syntonic manner, and to providing community psychoeducation in order to reduce stigma toward mental illness and seeking treatment. Nimalee holds a master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor of arts in Criminology, Law & Society with a minor in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. Additionally, she completed three years of doctoral coursework and training in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. Her experience working with teenagers has instilled in her an appreciation for advocacy, and more importantly, for providing the support necessary to help young adults gain the confidence to advocate for themselves.