About Dr. Luizza


Dr. Luizza conducts comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations and consultation, and offers expert testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. Her specialty areas include mental health diversion, violence risk, psychosexual, and trauma cases. Dr. Luizza is on the Expert Witness List for the Superior Court of San Diego, California and is trained and certified in a number of forensic psychological and risk assessments.

Growing up in an Italian American family in two of the most diverse and fast-paced cities in the United States greatly influenced my development as a clinical and forensic psychologist. Living in the cities of Chicago and New York exposed me to a diverse array of people, cultures, and experiences at a young age. In addition, being raised in a culture that values hard work, respect, and human connection provided me with a gift to feel compassion and empathy towards others who are inherently different than me. Large family gatherings exposed me to different facets of personalities and emotional expression throughout my childhood. These interactions helped me develop keen observational skills and a lifelong interest in understanding the patterns and intricacies of human behavior. These sustaining qualities have been both strengthened and maintained by my passion for people and my desire to help those in need.