Phil Takakjian, PhD is a well-trained and thoroughly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been in the field of psychotherapy for over 30 years. In addition to being a sound generalist, he specializes in the treatment of Addiction, Trauma and Psychosomatic (mind/body) Disorders. While his Relational Therapy approach Is rooted in the traditions and practices of western psychology he is also thoroughly cross trained in Eastern Wisdom Traditions - specifically Buddhism. Phil has for 20 years, trained in and practiced Zen Buddhism. Phil asks, "How can we relieve the suffering of a whole person if we do not treat the whole person?" Phil is very compassionate and supportive and he is also very active in therapy and regularly assigns homework, practices for daily living and readings. It is his deepest desire that in the course of psychotherapy his clients will come to discover and live from their True Self and their unbounded True Nature. It is also his desire that his clients will ultimately develop deep compassion for their suffering and for the suffering of others as well.
PhD in Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology
Intern, Post-doc Palo Alto/Menlo Park VA
BA in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Certificate for 2-Day Psychopharmacology Course for Mental Health Clinicians: "Dan Siegel on Attachment, Trauma & Psychotherapy: Neural Integration for Resilience & Well Being"
Anthem East Bay
Beacon Health Options, Inc.
United Behavioral Health