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Meet Our Health Professionals

At The Jones Psychology Group, Inc, our patient and friendly staff will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. We’re a group of Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Integrative Depth Psychologists whose mission is to provide the highest level of mental and behavioral healthcare to the greater Los Angeles area. Meet our staff members ready to serve you.

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Dr. William James Jones, Ph.D.

Founder - Clinical Director -  Clinical Psychologist (PSY30903)

Founder Story: Why Clinical Psychology?

Inside Dr. Jones’ 15 plus year academic and clinical training career, he attributes his calling toward the field of mental health as a “true alignment of vocation.” Dr. Jones stated that after many years in the theater, film, and television industry, “I finally listened to nudging from my soul and the deepest parts of my heart and pursued psychological work full-time.”

Dr. Jones attributes much of his professional growth to his clinical training and former extensive career as a professional young actor, teacher, playwright, and stage director. In the process of transitioning career fields, Dr. Jones specified, “My past career as a performing artist gave me a unique perspective on how to deeply understand and effectively work with creative and complex personalities and emotions. My life experiences prepared me well to really see people, relate to their afflictions, hear their life stories, and appreciate the deepest intricacies of human nature."

Dr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Biola University, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

While completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Jones spent approximately 3 years (pre-doctoral)  years training in psychoanalytically/psychodynamically oriented therapy at Rose City Counseling Center. Dr. Jones then completed a 1-year psychological assessment externship at Hillsides Family Center, a 1-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Occidental College, and a concluded a 2-year post-doctoral internship at La Vie Psychology Group (an intersubjective-psychoanalytically oriented internship site).

Dr. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as Core Faculty and Associate Chair in the Clinical Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 2016 was awarded the APA Division 39 Multicultural Concerns Scholar Award. His clinical interests are contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice (i.e., relational and intersubjective), Jungian psychotherapy approaches (e.g., individuation, persona, self, shadow work), multicultural psychology (e.g., ethnoracial/ethnocultural identity formation processes), creative imagination, expressive arts, and humanistic theoretical approaches (e.g., Maslow’s self-actualization /transcendence theories).

Dr. Jones is the developer of Integrative Depth Psychology®, and Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy®. Integrative Depth Psychology establishes the theoretical components of the model, and Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy represents and supports the clinical training and treatment aspects of the model.

Dr. Jones is an official Member of the Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology, Member of the American Psychological Association, and Member of Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

 

Dr. Jones holds a certificate in Jungian Psychology in Clinical Practice from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. 

 

Direct Contact for Dr. Jones 

Email: drjones@thejonespsychologygroup.com

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Dr. Dina Zaki, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist (PSY33646) - Associate Member

Dr. Zaki received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Northridge, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, and completed her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Dr. Zaki joined the field of psychology from a corporate career in the media/entertainment industry spanning 20+ years.  Dr. Zaki’s clinical interests include working with individuals and couples who have experienced fragmented early relationships with parents who were unable to provide the stability, structure, and support needed in in early development.  Dr. Zaki uses an integrative depth lens with emphasis on attachment theory and psychodynamic principles to explore and discover the various internal parts and early relational patterns that may be root causes of stress, depression, anxiety, and unresolved grief.  Her doctoral research focused on the intricacies of mother/daughter relationships, narcissistic family structures, and transgenerational parenting behaviors.  Dr. Zaki has a particular passion for growthful living.  She imparts this philosophy by helping individuals and couples to nurture and cultivate their true and authentic selves, to find their place in the world, and to foster meaningful and fulfilling relationships. 

 

Dr. Zaki is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), and NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL).

Dr. Zaki holds a certificate in Jungian Psychology in Clinical Practice from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. 

Direct Contact for Dr. Zaki: (626) 345-1626

Email: drzaki@thejonespsychologygroup.com

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