Albert Mellinkoff, Psy.D.

Albert Mellinkoff, Psy.D.

I work collaboratively with my clients, listening, asking questions, and making observations. I strive to be compassionate and empathic and, at the same time, to challenge clients with fresh perspectives. Much of the pain we struggle with stems from early childhood experiences. Childhood trauma may consist of one or two devastating events, but it can also be the result of a long series of smaller blows to the psyche, experienced day in and day out over a long period of time. Because human beings are so adaptable and resilient, we develop defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from experiencing psychic pain as children. This is natural, and it allows us to survive situations that might otherwise be literally unbearable. Problems arise, however, when we hold onto defensive patterns as adults in situations where they are no longer needed, and where they may actually be damaging to ourselves and to our interactions with others.

Contact Information

  • LifeStance Health
    299 N Euclid Ave Ste 400
    Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Phone: 310-746-8427
  • Hours

    Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Saturday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Other Information


Gender: Male

Populations Served: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Non-Gay Men, Non-Gay Women, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Adults, Seniors

Theoretical Orientations: Behavioral, Cognitive, Depth Psychology, Family Systems, Humanistic/Existential, Insight Oriented, Interdisciplinary, LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused

Therapy Modes: Brief, Long Term, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy

Degrees: MA, PsyD

Academic Institute 1: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles

Year Graduated 1: 2007

Academic Institute 2: California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles

Year Graduated 2: 2009

License Number: PSY 23767

License State: California

Years in Practice: 13

Currently on Staff at: LifeStance Health

Staff Title: Clinical Psychologist

Private Practice: Yes

Available for Emergency: No

Accept Interns: No

Insurance Accepted?: Yes

HMO's / PPO's Accepted: In-network with Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, AETNA, and UBH.

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