Jaye-Jo Portanova, M.D. is an experienced adult and child psychiatrist specializing in attorney/client consultation, mediation, collaborative law, individual coaching, and co-parent coaching. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she did her internship in pediatrics. She continued at UCLA as a resident studying adult psychiatry and then completed a fellowship at UCLA in child psychiatry. She is board-certified in both adult and child psychiatry. Dr. Portanova practices collaborative law as a divorce and child specialist coach with A Better Divorce, Collaborative Practice of California, and Collaborative Practice San Diego. Additionally, she mediates divorce cases, coaches parents, and consults with attorneys and their clients. Previously she was the medical director at Del Amo Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Torrance, was selected by Los Angeles Superior Court Judges to serve on the Downtown Los Angeles Psychiatric Custody Evaluation Panel, has performed numerous child custody evaluations, and was a parent plan coordinator for high-conflict custody issues. In addition to her clinical practice, she participates as a mediation trainer and speaks at continuing education seminars. Dr. Portanova has been practicing for over 36 years. Her extensive training and experience with parents and children provide her with unique skills to facilitate families through this difficult and stressful time.
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