Cecile Binmoeller, PhD


Dr. Binmoeller earned a combined Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from an APA accredited program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

At UCSB, she also received a M.A. in Research Methodology and a M.Ed. in School Psychology.


Dr. Binmoeller completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program at Sarah A. Reed Children Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at Seesaw Psychology Group in San Francisco. 

She has worked in outpatient clinics, inpatient residential facilities, schools, and private practices, including the Psychological Assessment Clinic, Koegel Autism Center, and Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UCSB.


Dr. Binmoeller grew up in France and Switzerland, where she attended international schools and developed a passion for cultural diversity and scholarship. She moved to California as a teen and began attending the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) shortly after to study international relations. Her interests for global studies quickly narrowed to people and how they are shaped by socio-cultural and biological factors. She finds an incredible amount of joy in working with families and identifying creative ways to foster resilience, courage, engagement, and meaningful relationships.

Therapy and Assessments

Dr. Binmoeller offers therapy, comprehensive assessments, and consultation to parents and schools. She has received specialized training in crisis intervention, trauma informed care, assessing for ASD, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and multidisciplinary consultation.

Dr. Binmoeller has extensive experience conducting comprehensive assessments to provide diagnostic clarification, identify strengths and weaknesses, and offer recommendations.


While completing her doctoral degree at UCSB, Dr. Binmoeller’s research focused on examining the complex spheres of influence impacting bullying behaviors. Please see below for a list of selected publications.
Binmoeller, C. & Felix, E. (2019). Bullying. In J. Ponzetti (Ed.). Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationship. Cenage.

Felix, E.D., Binmoeller, C., Nylund-Gibson, K., Benight, C. C., Benner, A., & Terzieva, A. (2019). Addressing disaster exposure measurement issues with latent class analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Felix, E.D., Nylund-Gibson, K., Kia-Keating, M., Liu, S., Binmoeller, C., & Terzieva, A. (2019). The influence of flood exposure and subsequent stressors on youth social-emotional health. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Felix, E.D., Binmoeller, C., Sharkey, J. D., Dowdy, E., Furlong, M. J., & Latham, N. (2018). The influence of different longitudinal patterns of peer victimization on psychosocial adjustment. Journal of School Violence.