Loma Linda University (APA Accredited)                     Loma Linda, CA

Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis

Dissertation: Body Objectification, Ethnic Identity, and Cosmetic Surgery in African American Women. 

Graduation June 16, 2013


Loma Linda University (APA Accredited)                    Loma Linda, CA 

M.A.: Psychology

Masters Thesis: The Promise of Happiness: Body Objectification and Elective Cosmetic Procedures in African American Women.

Graduation March 2011


Oakwood University                                                                 Huntsville, AL  

B.S. Major: Psychology

Minor: Chemistry

Graduated 2005




Lyndon, Lyndsey, & Laroi Consulting                            Beverly Hills, CA

CEO/Founder/Entertainment Consultant                

December 2013 – Present


IONA Magazine                                                                Moreno Valley, CA

Beauty Editor

August 2007 - Present


Star View Adolescent Center                                                    Torrance, CA

Post Doctoral Fellow

September 2013 – September 2014


Kaiser Permanente Medical Center                                      Hollywood, CA

Psychology Intern            

August 2012 – August 2013


Claremont Counseling and Support Center                      Claremont, CA

Psychology Assistant   

October 2011 - July 2012


Cedars Sinai Medical Center                                               Beverly Hills, CA

Psychology Extern           

September 2009 - June 2011


Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center                             Redlands, CA 

Psychological Trainee                                                                                 

September 2008 -September 2009


Loma Linda University Craniofacial Clinic                     Loma Linda, CA

Psychological Trainee                       

September 2008 – March 2009


Loma Linda Psychological Services Clinic                       Loma Linda, CA

Psychological Trainee       

 July 2007 – July 2008


Hudson Lyndsey Psych Med Inc.                                                Carson, CA

Agency Social Worker  

June 2005 – August 2008




IsHak, W, Postolova, A & Powell-Hicks, A. The Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on Health Related Quality of Life. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, January 2014; 3(8); 1088-1104.


Bensoussan JC, Bolton MA, Pi S, Powell-Hicks AL, Postolova A. Razani B, Reyes K, IsHak WW. Quality of Life Before and After Cosmetic Surgery. CNS Spectrums. ePub 2013 Sep 30 doi:10.1017/S1092852923000606.


IsHak, W., Gardner, J., Bensoussan J., Ponton, K., Bolton, M., & Powell-Hicks, A.  Quality of Life in Body Dysmorphic Disorder. CNS Spectrums, December 2012


Powell-Hicks, A. (2009). Family Affair: What it Means to be African American Today: Finding my Niche. Agate Publishing.  




Town Hall, American Psychological Association, Discussed superhero archetypes and race in film and the role of media's subconscious influence on racial perceptions.  Washington, DC, August 7, 2014. 


Panel discussion, Discussion Homosexuality and the Church, Kansas Ave Seventh-day Adventist Church, Riverside California, September 28, 2013.


Panel discussion, Conflicting Religious Views, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California, October 13, 2012.


Poster Presentation, The Promise of Happiness: Body Objectification and Cosmetic Surgery in African-American Women, American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida, August 2012. 


Conference Presenter, Cosmetic Surgery and Body Objectification in African-American Women, Dying to be Beautiful Conference, Montigo Bay, Jamaica, January 2012. 


Invited Guest Speaker, Self-Esteem and it’s Spiritual Impact, Kansas Ave Seventh-day Adventist Church, Riverside, CA, July 2010. 


Invited Guest Speaker, They Psychology of Forgiveness, Kansas Ave Seventh-day Adventist Church, Riverside, CA May 2010. 


Guest Lecturer, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, Cosmetic Surgery/Self-image and the inpatient Population, Redlands, CA, June 2009. 


Guest Lecturer, California State Fullerton University, Beauty History: Determinism vs Social Change and Media influences, Fullerton, CA, April 2009. 


Invited Guest Speaker, The Promise of Happiness: Beauty in the African American Community, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Santa Ana, CA, March 2009. 




Acts of Nothingness: Expert Commentator: documentary focusing on corporal punishment in the African American community.  April 25, 2015


Generation U Radio: Battle of the Sexes. Expert Guest: Discussed psychological underpinnings of sexism in current culture. March 10, 2015.  


Generation U Radio: On the Ledge. Expert Guest: Discussed the causes, signs of, and treatment of severe depression August 15, 2014. 


San Bernardino Sun Newspaper: Current Trends in Cosmetic Surgery and Psychological Ramifications, February 27, 2009.





The Fosters (Television show ABC Family)                   Los Angeles, CA

Psychological Consultant         

October 2013


The Reginald Lewis Story (Short-Film)                           Los Angeles, CA

Psychological Consultant/Associate Producer              

August 2012




Star View Adolescent Center                                                    Torrance, CA

Training course Trauma Bonds and Stockholm syndrome       

October 2013


Chino Hills Counseling Center                                           Chino Hills, CA

Training Program for MFT Interns     

February 2012


Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center                             Redlands, CA

Youth Training: Caring for Children in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.              

 July 2009


Kansas Ave Seventh-day Adventist Church                         Riverside, CA

Kansas Café   

June 2008-October 2012




Alumni for the School of Behavioral Health Loma Linda University, July 2015


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): Southern California

October  2013-Present