Optimum Behavioral Health


About the Owner and Director

Gregory J. Carinci, PSY.D., BCBA is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing a variety of services throughout San Diego County through his private practice, Optimum Behavioral Health. Dr. Carinci has been working in the mental and behavioral health field since 1997, while pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Special Education at Marist College in New York. He has since earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Carinci’s dissertation research focused on examining the factors that lead to increased parental participation and involvement in their autistic child’s early intervention programming. Through this doctoral research, Dr. Carinci has obtained a unique perspective on family dynamics as it relates to Autism and to effective, comprehensive treatment. Dr. Carinci has had a variety of internship and work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating children and adults with a wide range of developmental, behavioral, and psychological issues.

His current interests include comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of emotional and behavioral disorders, early intervention programming, and the dietary needs of ASD individuals.

Dr. Carinci’s experiences also include individual and group psychotherapy with typically developing children, educational assessments, training teachers and school staff about ASD and behavior modification techniques, and parent training.

Dr. Carinci has recently been appointed as Adjunct Faculty Professor at National University and teaches courses in the School and Counseling Psychology Program as well as the BCBA course sequence. His professional training and experience are recognized nationally and he is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Affiliations and Associated Funding Sources

Dr. Carinci is affiliated with and currently accepts reimbursement from the

following sources:

  • San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)

  • TriCare/TriWest Healthcare Alliance

  • Blue Shield Insurance

  • Aetna Health Insurance

  • Out-of-Network Provider Specialist (for most Insurance Companies)

  • Private Pay (Hourly rate)

For more information about Dr. Carinci, please see his Resume/CV or call us at 619-297-4300.