Dr. Bree Mullin
Dr. Bree Mullin was born and raised in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada, where she attended St. Viator Elementary School and Green Valley High School. As a Green Valley Gator, Dr. Mullin participated in her first psychology course, where she found her love for the study of human behavior. She pursued her passion in psychology, and also focused on Family Studies, at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, from which she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2005.
After returning to her home town, Dr. Mullin sought to enrich the lives of Clark County’s youths by working as a substitute teacher for Clark County School District (CCSD) and as a juvenile services assistant for Child Haven, a temporary shelter for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Seeking alternative ways to effect positive changes in the lives of these children, Dr. Mullin attended graduate school in order to continue studying the cognitive, social, and biological bases of human behavior.
Dr. Mullin then attended Alliant International University in San Diego, California, where she continued to learn about Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems Theory contributions to the behaviors of children, youth, adults, and families. Dr. Mullin completed practicum hours at the Salvation Army in substance use recovery and Step Forward, an “Welfare-To-Work" program for unemployed California residents. During her first internship, Dr. Mullin worked closely with pre-adjudicated youths at Juvenile Hall in order to provide interventions for mood, anxiety, and sleep disruptions related to their interactions with the legal system. She then completed a second internship at Catholic Charities, where she provided clinical services to children, adults, couples, families, and homeless women. Prior to earning her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, in 2011, Dr. Mullin successfully completed her dissertation on "Caucasian Womens' Experiences of Raising a Transracially Adopted Child."
Upon becoming a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Dr. Mullin again returned to her hometown in order to serve the residents of Nevada. She completed postdoctoral training at Desert Psychological, a private psychology practice that served youths in foster care. During this time, Dr. Mullin worked with Child Focus and Camp-to-Belong in order to create a sibling reunification program focused on improving relationships between siblings separated in foster care. She then was appointed by Clark County Commissioners to serve on the Department of Family Services (DFS) Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise DFS on how to best provide Child Welfare Services in Clark County. Dr. Mullin continues to serve on this committee, is also a member of the Child Welfare Network (CWN), and continues to attend Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium (CCCMHC) meetings when available.
On the opposite end of the child welfare spectrum, Dr. Mullin also desired to provide services to families navigating divorce. Dr. Mullin participated in various child custody, parent coordination, and child interview trainings, which supported the Eighth Judicial District Family Court as approving her as an outsourced services provider. Recently, Dr. Mullin has also been approved by the Eighth Judicial District Specialty Courts as a provider of Competency to Stand Trial evaluations. With extensive clinical experience, Dr. Mullin sought to address the growing need for behavioral health services for Veterans, and she began completing Compensation and Pension Evaluations for former military service men and women.
In February 2012, Dr. Mullin became a licensed psychologist in the State of Nevada and one year later, she opened her own private practice, Psychological Solutions for Nevada, where she continues to provide clinical and forensic services to Clark County residents. In order to further reach her advocacy goals for clients and the field of psychology, Dr. Mullin became an active member of Nevada Psychological Association (NPA), serving as the Co-Chair for Early Career Psychologists, as well as the former Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. In May 2016, Dr. Mullin became the President of NPA, with the goal of improving local, state, and national advocacy efforts for individuals, communities, and the field of psychology. Additionally, Dr. Mullin is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).