Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Behavioral Sciences Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences are skilled and experienced clinicians as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in clinical practice today.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Gia Hamilton, MS

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Healing for foster care alumni, treatment of human trafficking survivors

Gia is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in education. She taught at California State University, San Bernardino, where she was an award-winning lecturer. As a therapist, she has worked with both the Department of Behavioral Health and the Department of Probation in San Bernardino County. She is passionate about empowering the underserved, especially young adults and adolescents from the foster care and probation systems, helping them to overcome incredible challenges to fulfill their potential and reach their goals.

Gia enjoys both watching and playing sports and is active in her church community. She currently provides individual therapy to emancipated foster care youth with United Friends of the Children (UFC). She is grateful to be part of a team whose vision is to prepare foster youth for a future that works.

Educational Background

MS Clinical Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino; BA French, University of California, Los Angeles



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