Pasadena Healing — Our Story

Dr. Kenneth Skale founded Pasadena Healing in 2017 as a general psychotherapy practice dedicated to providing professional clinical services and public education to the local community. At a time when rates of addiction, depression, and other psychiatric conditions are increasing, Pasadena Healing intends to educate the public about mental health issues and work with those who struggle with them toward health and wellbeing. Dr. Skale's vision is that Pasadena Healing earns a place as a trusted pillar of the community and contributes substantively to the betterment of society.

Mission Statement

Pasadena Healing seeks to foster health and wellness within the community by providing professional, relationship-driven psychotherapy and public education.” — Kenneth Skale, Psy.D.


 
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Kenneth Skale, Psy.D.

Dr. Skale is a licensed psychologist in the State of California and specializes in the treatment of addiction, personality disorders, and men’s issues. He earned his doctor of psychology degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and completed his predoctoral internship at Canyon Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Skale completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Rose City Counseling Center in Pasadena, where he received extensive training and supervision conducting long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Skale serves as President-Elect of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), and he is an active member of LACPA’s Diversity and Early Career Psychologist Committees.

 

My Approach

I practice psychodynamic, depth-oriented psychotherapy with people suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, relationship problems, and personality pathology. I integrate aspects of many other schools of therapy when I believe they could be helpful, including cognitive therapy, behaviorism, and family systems. I also incorporate elements of mindfulness practice into both individual and group therapy, and I encourage my patients to develop a meditative practice independent of our work together.

I believe that enhancing personal wellbeing, improving relationships, and maintaining sobriety can be achieved when a person embarks on a courageous journey of self-exploration in the context of a secure therapeutic relationship. I strive to empower my patients to make sense of their life stories; integrate uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and memories into awareness; and live more authentic, effective, and meaningful lives.