Dr. Maggie Ateia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She did her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Southern California. She then went on to complete her graduate degrees from Alliant International University (previously the California School of Professional Psychology). Dr. Ateia completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Claremont Colleges while also maintaining a psychological assistantship under the supervision of Dr. Alan Karbelnig. Dr. Ateia currently works part time at the Caltech Counseling Center where she has been on staff for over a decade. Dr. Ateia also maintains a private practice in Old Town Pasadena.