I approach every person who is seeking help with respect for taking the first step in figuring out what is working and not working in their lives.

Our Team

Randy Ahn, PhD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic

Therapy Style

I approach every person who is seeking help with respect for taking the first step in figuring out what is working and not working in their lives. Above all, my goal is to be an agent of change. For some clients, this is an insight-oriented journey, one that is psychodynamic and focused on how past experiences fuel current difficulties with friends, family, children, parents, and co-workers; for other clients, where delving into the past is not desired, and particularly when change is needed quickly, I'm able to shift gears and adopt a more cognitive-behavioral framework – parenting difficulties and child behavioral problems respond well to this modality.

We've all been through a very difficult year, and I would simply like to help anyone who is having a difficult time managing their lives and relationships and feeling disconnected.

Education

BA - Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

MLIS - Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles

PhD - Child Clinical Psychology, University of Washington

Fellowship - Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

Internship - Child Guidance Clinic, San Fernando Valley

Psychology Trainee - Department of Psychology/School of Medicine, University of Washington

License Number and State

CA 13956

Pronouns

he/him

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I play guitar and I still take lessons; it's a challenge to continually learn and practice new techniques – it's always hard! But it's brain training and leaves you feeling focused and lost at the same time.

How do you recharge?

Like a lot of therapists, I'm a fairly introverted person! How to recharge though... spending time with friends and getting out and laughing together at everything and nothing at all.

Do you have any pets and what's your favorite pet story?

At one point, I think we had something like 10 guinea pigs running around; I felt like a farmer (they go through a lot of hay); we're in a bit of a pet lull at the moment; it's really sad to see them go.

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