Baljit Atwal, Ph.D.
License:   Psy14699   

Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

Roseville/Rocklin area about 30min east of Sacramento

Baljit Atwal, Ph.D.
5701 Lonetree Blvd. Suite 123
Rocklin, CA 95765


fax 916-899-6887

I am a practicing forensic and clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 1993 and completed my internship at the Reno, VA hospital. Since being licensed as a psychologist in California, I have worked in various settings including corrections, large HMO (Kaiser), private practice, and college counseling center.

I provide psychological assessments and counseling for forensic, educational, immigration, diagnostic, and treatment purposes. My forensic practice consists of criminal, immigration, civil and fitness for duty or pre-employment evaluations. I work with juvenile and adult clients. I also provide treatment for individuals and families involved in legal proceedings and may be court ordered to receive counseling or treatment as part of their plea bargain or case resolution.

I work with adult and juvenile courts and have expertise in addressing issues of dangerousness (violence and sexual) risk assessments, Insanity evaluations, competency to stand trial/waive miranda,false confessions, mitigation, and fitness (707) evaluations. In addition to criminal forensic psychology, I also have a speciality of immigration evaluations, including hardship, political asylum, domestic violence, competency to participate in immigration proceedings, presence of learning/cognitive disorder or mental illness diagnosis. Additionally, I can also do treatment, diagnostic, learning disability, gate eligibility, employment evaluations for corrections and law enforcement applicants.

I provide counseling and coaching to couples, individuals, and families. I enjoy providing therapy and use a solution-focused approach to help you deal with depression, PTSD, marital conflict, divorce, grief, and medical diagnoses. I enjoy working with people whose life is complicated by legal or medical problems. I provide counseling for individuals struggling with internet pornography addiction.

I have worked for the California Youth Authority where I helped start the sex offender treatment program at the Stockton facility. I have worked at Kaiser with a general clinical caseload where I saw adolescents, couples, and individuals. I speak Punjabi and have a strong interest in working with culturally diverse clients.

I have been qualified as a psychological expert in various counties including Sacramento, San Joaquin, Butte, Yolo, and Placer. I have provided expert testimony in many types of criminal and immigration cases.

Additionally, I have participated in the test development for the jurisprudence exam in California and served as an oral examiner. I am currently president of the Forensic Division of Sacramento Valley Psychological Association.

Forensic Evaluations
Evaluations for Immigration (Political Asylum, hardship)
Pre-employment evaluations for corrections and law enforcement applicants
Marital therapy

Areas of Expertise

Office Information:

Please call for further information. Referrals for criminal cases accepted through the courts and directly from attorneys. For treatment/counseling, coaching self-referrals are accepted on a case-by-case basis and by appointment only. At this time, I am not on any insurance panels so I do not accept insurance. I will be happy to provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company.