“That which you most need will be found where you least want to look.”

C.G. Jung

Dr. Stancil J.L. Hutchinson, Psy.D., QME

ABOUT DR. STANCIL J.L. HUTCHINSON, PSYD, QME: Dr. Hutchinson earned his Bachelors Degree at the University of Southern California in Critical Studies for Film and Television. This training impacted Dr. Hutchinson's development as a psychologist, as he often thinks of his clients and their lives in narrative terms, when it best suites their needs. Dr. Hutchinson began graduate school in 2005 and received on site training at an elementary school, high school, and community mental health care setting. After earning his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and producing a dissertation on psychological assessment of gastric bypass surgery candidates, which was later published, Dr. Hutchinson attended pre-doctoral internship at Fresno City College. Dr. Hutchinson continued to refine his emphasis on narrative approaches to his clients by deeply investigating Schema Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson was later awarded his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and subsequently received excellent generalist training at his post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente. This site was particularly rich, clinically, in that it offered groups for a variety of conditions, most of which Dr. Hutchinson lead at one point or another.

Dr. Hutchinson became a licensed clinical psychologist in late 2010 and immediately began his private practice. An early tenet of his practice was the belief that therapy clients should, more often than not, receive a thorough evaluation before jumping head first into treatment. Dr. Hutchinson has provided evaluative and therapeutic services for a variety of concerns even since. Over the past eight years, Dr. Hutchinson has provided a wide array of evaluations in a variety of settings. Dr. Hutchinson was certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in the Workers' Compensation 2015.   Dr. Hutchinson supervises doctoral candidate trainees from his alma mater, Alliant International University. His trainees lend a hand in non-medical-legal evaluations and treatment.  He is in the process of developing a post-doctoral internship with emphasis on neuropsychological assessment.  Dr. Hutchinson is also providing expert witness testimony for personal injury matters.  

Dr. Hutchinson's central office is located in East Sacramento at the corner of H and Alhambra and he has nine other offices in Northern and Central California and can travel for certain evaluations.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Offices of Dr. Stancil J.L. Hutchinson at (916) 444-8012 for more information.

Shushan Tigranyan, Practicum Student

Ms. Shushan Tigranyan is a doctoral candidate at Alliant International University as well as a third year practicum student at Dr. Hutchinson's clinic. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.

Ms. Tigranyan has experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, case management, counseling, and psychotherapy. As an ABA Therapist, Ms. Tigranyan provided assistance to children and young adults diagnosed with Autism, in help them overcome social and mental disabilities.

She was part of a team that set goals for behavioral changes, collected data, and assessed progress for each patient. She also worked as a Case Manager/Counselor at a treatment center and provided addiction-counseling services to patients addicted to drugs, and ran group sessions to help patients gain more knowledge about the power of positive thinking.

As a therapist, Ms. Tigranyan worked with a diverse population. She has worked with a variety of populations, including athletes. Her primary focus is on helping individuals find happiness and learn to manage their issues. 

Carlos Oliveira, Practicum Student

Mr. Carlos Oliveira is a doctoral candidate at Alliant International University as well as a third year practicum student at Dr. Hutchinson's clinic. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix as well as a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.

Mr. Oliveira's interests include neuropsychological and psychological assessment. He has specialization in unique treatments, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Rorschach. Other interests include therapeutic as well as forensic assessment, child and adolescent psychology, psychodynamic approaches, and Jungian practice.

Previous practicum experiences involved the Division of Juvenile Justice. Mr. Oliveira is driven to understand and activate his authentic self and hopes to provide others with a therapeutic space to do the same.