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Meet Dr. Reynolds

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:

Doctor of Philosophy

Counseling Psychology

University of Houston

Master of Education  

Psychological Counseling

Teachers College, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts


University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

University of Southern California

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Predoctoral Internship

Monrovia Intensive Outpatient Program

Pacific Clinics


Academic medical center, VA Medical Center, hospitals, psychiatric inpatient facilities, community mental health, schools, juvenile probation, private practice, foster care, 

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