Dr. Joanne Tortorici Luna, PhD

Education & Experience

Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA (ASEC Department) Faculty member, CSULB Emergency Services Administration M.A. Degree Program Extensive experience in situations of armed conflict for humanitarian agencies Trainer for Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) since 2002

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Volunteer Psychologist, Trauma Recovery Network, Humanitarian Assistance Programs Volunteer Trainer, Culver City Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team, since 2002 Volunteer Staff Psychologist, Move a Child Higher (MACH1) and Military and Companion Horses (MACH2) - equine partnered therapies, since 2004 Volunteer Psychologist, IKAR Jewish Community

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • Spanish


  • Sliding Scale

California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB)