Kari Tervo, PhD, QME
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Dr. Kari Tervo, PhD, QME is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices in Los Angeles, California. She is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout Los Angeles County.
DR. Tervo BIO:
Kari Tervo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, and Qualified Medical Evaluator licensed in the State of California. She received her bachelors degree at the University of Michigan, where she won numerous awards and scholarships, graduating with High Distinction as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland (APA-accredited), where she specialized in schizophrenia and neuropsychology. She went on to complete a post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology at University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tervo has been involved with the medical-legal field since 2009 and has been a QME since 2014. She has over ten years of experience as a psychologist and has worked in a number of environments, including forensic and hospital settings. Her scope of diagnostic expertise is expansive and ranges from depression, pain, and adjustment disorders to severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. She is particularly skilled in the assessment of substance use disorders. She has expertise in working with numerous demographics (such as different ages, backgrounds, and difficulties).
Dr. Tervo also provides cognitive-behavioral therapy and neuropsychology evaluations for individuals who require significant care for their medical needs. In her clinical work, she specializes in mood regulation and helping clients adjust to difficult situations. In her free time, she writes about topics ranging from mental illness stigma reduction to events in pop culture. She is a member of Toastmasters, International, where she has won several awards for her prepared and impromptu speeches.