What is Dr. Allen Darbonne's experience?
Dr. Allen Darbonne's education, experience and background are both broad and deep. He has been in private practice for over 40 years, integrating the best of what he has experienced and learned in order to offer the leading edge of psychotherapy, creativity and transformation. After serving as a US Naval Officer in the Western Pacific, he received a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship and graduated from the University of Southern California with a PH D in Clinical Psychology. He was elected to Sigma Xi National Science Research Society (considered the Phi Beta Kappa of science), and has published numerous articles.
He was a founding member of the "Night Watch," the original Suicide Prevention Center 24 hour watch. From there he served as Chief Psychologist of the Los Angeles State Mental Hygiene Clinics, Coordinator of Research for the Los Angeles NIH Early Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit, a Senior Psychologist at Reiss Davis Child Study Center, and a Teaching Associate at the University of Southern California.
He is a Founding Member of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles. He created and ran some of the earliest individual and group programs for successful business professionals, professional & amateur athletes, and creative artists integrating high level success with a healthy, balanced and happy life. For many years, in addition to private practice, Dr. Darbonne has been an international training therapist, teaching Individual, Group and Couples Therapy, Body Energetics, Mindfullness, Peak Performance, Integrative Neurofeedback and Neurocognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is director of the University Center for Optimal Relationships and Neurofeedback in Irvine, California.
How can therapy help me?
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
What is Integrative Neurofeedback?
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- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?