Theresa-Schechtel, Paulette

Adjunct Faculty

Career History

  • Faculty Counselor at California State University Northridge (CSUN), CA (2012-Present)
  • Core Faculty at Phillips Graduate Institute (2006-2012)
  • Private Practice in Granada Hills, CA (2006-2019)
  • Private Practice in Encino, CA (2004-2006)
  • Clinical Director, Prototypes Women’s Residential Treatment Center, Oxnard, CA (2004-2006)
  • Clinical Project Coordinator, Prototypes Day Center, Skid-Row, Los Angeles, CA (1996-1998)


  • Psy.D., 2010, Phillips Graduate Institute, Chatsworth, CA
  • MFT., 1994, Phillips Graduate Institute, formally the California Family Study Center, North Hollywood
  • B.A., 1977, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • 1975-1976, Junior Year, University of London, England

Courses Taught

MFC 549 – Psychological Testing

Paulette has taught Human Diversity, Case Conference, Applied Therapeutic Methodology and Research.

Practice/Areas of Focus

Paulette’s additional areas of interest include working with clients experiencing grief and loss.  She created a mentorship program for female students at CSUN.

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT)