Take a moment to consider what brings you here. People enter therapy for many reasons, and one can easily begin to feel like a problem to be fixed; however, Dr. Skale believes there is value in coming to understand that your current struggles are the result of your best efforts to navigate through life. From this place of mindful acceptance, you can make sense of how your problems developed and begin to work through them. However you came to be reading these words, recognize that you have taken the first step on the road toward health and wellbeing.
Dr. Skale practices psychodynamic therapy with adults facing depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, relationship problems, and personality issues. His approach emphasizes trust, working in the “here-and-now,” and making sense of one’s life story. Humor is also essential to therapeutic work, as therapy should mirror real life—half serious, half fun. Dr. Skale also incorporates elements of mindfulness into both individual and group therapy and encourages his clients to develop a meditative practice independent of psychotherapeutic work. Finally, Dr. Skale works behaviorally to help his clients find specific ways to live differently and progress toward their goals.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Kenneth Skale is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Psychological Care & Healing Center (PCH), Consulting Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Pasadena Healing, Inc. (Private Practice), Psychologist, Owner, 2017 - Present
Psychological Care Institute (PCI), Intensive Outpatient Program Director, 2015 - 2019
Rose City Counseling Center, Fellow, 2015 - 2017
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), 2015