Pasadena Psychologist, Dr. James Graves


I have had multiple successful, professional careers over the last 40 years. I received a PhD in human physiology from Duke University in the mid 1970's and worked as a scientist, medical school professor and health education executive until the 1990's.

For all of that time I was attracted to the field of psychology and volunteered for several crisis intervention ("hotline") services that used paraprofessional counselors. I co-founded and was Interim Director of a crisis intervention and drug abuse prevention service while doing my dissertation work at Duke.

Finally, in the 1990's the time and place were right for me to return to school for a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree and ultimately licensure to practice clinical psychology. I have had a private practice in Pasadena, California, since the year 2000.

In addition to my clinical practice, I teach doctoral psychology students at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, I conduct supervision for pre-licensed therapists and volunteer paraprofessional counselors, and I provide leadership consulting and executive coaching for businesses.

I am an active participant in the community of psychologists as a member of the California Psychological Association, a former Board member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and a member of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. Over the years I have given several presentations on psychological topics to professional audiences in these organizations and to the public.

Pasadena Therapist, Dr. James Graves, provides Counseling for Individuals and Couples

Pasadena Psychologist, Dr. James Graves