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  • Annika Okamoto, PhD

    Director of Clinical Training & Group Programs | Licensed Clinical Psychologist #31499
    Dr. Annika holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, completed her pre- and postdoctoral residency at Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services (IMCES), and obtained Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, ACT and CBASP training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Dr. Annika specializes in working with people with relational issues, social anxiety, general anxiety, OCD and panic disorder, mood disorders and complex trauma.  Additionally, Dr. Annika specializes in working with couples and teaching communication skills. Before starting her career in the States, she worked in Estonia as the head of the psychology department in a county psychiatry clinic in Viljandi, and completed a 7-year group therapy training with Moreno Centre in Tallinn. She has worked in mental health settings over 20 years as a therapist, supervisor, researcher, trainer and mentor.
    • PhD in Psychology, Alliant International University
    • MA in Psychology, Alliant International University
    • MSc in Psychology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    • BSc in Psychology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    • BA in Social Work, University of Tartu, Estonia

    • Director of Clinical Training and Group Programs, California Counseling Clinics
    • AOT Program Coordinator, IMCES, Los Angeles
    • Postdoctoral Resident, IMCES, Los Angeles
    • Doctoral Intern, IMCES, Los Angeles
    • Psychology Extern, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
    • Psychology Extern, UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute for Neuroscience, Los Angeles
    • Head of Psychology Department, Psychiatry Clinic of Viljandi County Hospital, Estonia
    • Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry Clinic of Viljandi County Hospital, Estonia
    • Communication Skill Trainer, EduCate, Estonia
    • Counseling Project Director, Lahendus.net, Estonia
    • Assistant Director/Student Counselor, Lahendus.net, Estonia
    • Psychology Extern, Tartu University, Estonia
    • Psychology Extern, Luunja High School, Estonia
    • Social Work Extern, Tartu City Government, Estonia