- Ph.D., USIU in San Diego
- M.A., Duquesne University
Dr. Davidson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in adults, adolescents and children. While having her private practice the past 10 years, her career prior to that included community psychology in Native Alaskan bush communities, years of work with Native American youth in Indian Health Services building programs on grounds of a century-old boarding school, work with Veterans and other Public Agency work. Dr. Davidson has participated in phenomenological research on paternal mourning, contributed to literature on treating indigenous populations as a non-indigenous psychologist, instructed with the University of Alaska in Nome in their Rural Human Services program, and presented at professional conferences. Dr. Davidson received her Masters degree from Duquesne University and her Doctorate from USIU in San Diego”Dr. Davidson’s philosophy in working with clients is based on humanistic psychologists such as Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. This philosophy acknowledges the basic aspects of humanness such as consciousness, value, creativity, freedom, will, love, and spirit. She works with her clients from a position of a consultant to understand the complexities of the path that her client is walking at this time and to find alternatives leading to healing together. Also included are aspects of existential psychology philosophy that take into account the cultural, social, political and ideological context of a person’s life. An existential approach is one that explores the human condition and tries to capture and question a person’s experience of it. It aims at clarifying and understanding personal worldviews, values and the beliefs of the person.