Kevin Pinjuv, Psy.D.

Clinical Staff Member

I have an eclectic approach to therapy that integrates thpic-for-web-8-8-pinjuve client-centered philosophies of the humanistic tradition and the concrete skill based approaches of Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I believe that every client is unique and I make every effort to tailor individual sessions in a way that is most helpful to the person. Theories, techniques, and tools are only useful insofar as they increase the sense of wellbeing or insight for the individual. Because I don’t believe in “one-size- fits-all” therapy, I strive to maintain a flexible and receptive attitude toward each person I work with.

I have had the privilege of serving a diversity of individuals from various ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientation/identity backgrounds. Prior to beginning my studies in clinical psychology, I was employed at various civil rights and nonprofit organizations on the east coast including the Human Rights Campaign and the College Success Foundation. I am particularly interested in the intersection between psychology and social justice.

I have a regular meditation practice and consider it to be an important part of maintaining my own personal peace of mind and better connecting with clients. Buddhist inspired modalities of therapy (such as Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) inform much of my work with people.

Other areas of interest of mine include:

  • Spirituality, meditation, and how spiritual and religious practices affect our own sense of wellness.
  • Existential issues- assisting each individual’s unique search for a meaningful life
  • Sexuality and issues surrounding sexual orientation.
  • Anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Brief and long-term psychodynamic work.

Education

  • B.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • M.A., Psychology, Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Psy.D., Psychology, Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA