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Meet Dr. Reynolds

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About Me:

My name is Dr. Akilah Reynolds (pronouns: she/her/hers), founder of RPS. I am a licensed psychologist in California with close to ten years of clinical experience.  I am passionate about helping clients transform their lives by promoting psychological health and wellness. I see my role as mental health educator, consultant, and advocate, helping busy people prioritize self care, self expression, and social support.

 

I use an integrative approach to therapy offering culturally competent, trauma informed, and evidence based practices (e.g., CBT, DBT) to process emotional distress, change thinking patterns, and build coping skill. I also consult with organizations and host workshops on topics related to mental health, parenting, and future planning.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I consider myself tri-coastal having called California, New York, and Texas home. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA where I enjoy the sunshine, hiking trails, beach days, watching movies, writing, and traveling.

Education and Training:

I received my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston and my master's degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. I completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. 

Therapeutic Approach:

I believe we all have an innate purpose, affinity for personal growth and development, and the internal resources to support alignment with our best selves. Mental health is paramount to our ability to self actualize. I use a wellness model that recognizes the mind, body, and spirit connection to healthy living. I am empathetic and collaborative, providing a safe and brave space for clients to address psychological and environmental distress. I use evidence based practices including CBT,  DBT, and Mindfulness to support client's psychological health. Together we transform your life by creating new patterns and developing coping strategies that allow you to maximize your potential. 

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