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About Matthew Calkins, PsyD, CGP
Matthew Calkins, PsyD, CGP
Clinical Psychology - Psychotherapy
S. Pasadena, CA

My approach to psychotherapy is based on this notion that emotional well-being, spiritual health, personal development and fulfillment from life occur in the presence of supportive, positive relationships. No man or woman is an island: We need others to survive, and to thrive.

Securing life-affirming relationships can be incredibly challenging and difficult. Stress from day to day life, troublesome habits, ineffective relationship patterns and fears of closeness have a tendency to leave people without a sense of grounding or connection.

In general, my approach involves facilitating the development of healthy relationships: Relationships with oneself and one's identity, with significant others, with culture and with the community.

I'm trained in a variety of techniques and interventions, and make an effort to approach each client in a manner suited to his or her unique needs.


BA, English Literature
Occidental College
PsyD, Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology

Current Experience:

Private Practice, South Pasadena
Director of Counseling; Associate Director of Student Health Services, Emmons Health Center, Occidental College

Past Experience:

Hillsides Home for Children
The Glen Roberts Child Study Center
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy
Bienvenidos ChildrenĀ's Center, Inc.
Enki Health and Research Systems, Inc.

Other Experience:

Assistant Teacher, The Dubnoff Center for Child Development, North Hollywood


American Group Psychotherapy Association
Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association

Matthew Calkins, PsyD, CGP
Clinical Psychology - Psychotherapy
Certified Group Psychotherapist
PSY 21783
1515 Hope St, Ste. 202
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(213) 595-5832 · Contact Me

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