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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.
Dr. William James Jones
Founder - Clinical Director - Clinical Psychologist (PSY30903)
Founder Story: Why Clinical Psychology?
Inside Dr. Jones’ 15 plus year academic and clinical training career, he emphasized his calling to 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, he “listened to his heart” and pursued psychological work full-time. Much of his professional growth, Dr. Jones attributes to his clinical training and former extensive career as a professional young actor, teacher, and stage director. In the process of transitioning career fields, Dr. Jones specified, “My past career as an artist gave me a unique perspective on how to deeply understand and effectively work with creative and complex personalities. 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 3 and a half years training in psychoanalytically-oriented therapy at Rose City Counseling Center (mostly predoctoral work), 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 published work in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology on the topic of self-actualization among African American men and co-presented his original research, based on his dissertation (see abstract below) at the Sixth Annual Conference for the Society of Humanistic Psychology. Dr Jones is also a winner of the American Psychological Association's Division 39 Multicultural Scholar Award.
For the past few years, Dr. Jones has proudly served as an Adjunct Professor and taught several classes for psychology undergraduates at Azusa Pacific University, graduates of the clinical psychology Master’s program at Pepperdine University and 2nd and 3rd year clinical psychology doctoral students at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Jones is an official Member of the Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology - Member of the American Psychological Association - Member of Los Angeles County Psychological Association - Member of San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association - Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator - & CDC Certified Life Coach - Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Medical University of South Carolina, 2010)
Direct Contact for Dr. Jones
Dr. Alique Bedikian
Associate Member - Clinical Psychologist (PSY31843)
Dr. Bedikian received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College, and completed her PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and published work in the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences on the topic of psychodynamic and sociopolitical predictors of COVID distress and gravity. She is also a winner of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association's 2020 Convention poster session (via LACPA) and serves on the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) membership committee. Dr. Bedikian is involved with several community based non-profit organizations including Cancer Support Community in Pasadena and Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief.
While in practice, Dr. Bedikian has multiple areas of specialty including substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, relationship issues, and neurocognitive issues. Dr. Bedikian’s philosophy is that every person is capable of moving towards healing and living a meaningful life. Her work with you will focus on becoming more congruent and wholesome while exploring parts of the self that have not yet been discovered.
Member of Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Direct Contact for Dr. Bedikian: (818) 414-0841
Dr. Dina Zaki
Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB 94024257) - Psychologist
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 is a registered psychological assistant (PSB94024257) and is currently under the supervision of Dr. William James Jones, PhD (PSY30903).
Direct Contact for Dr. Zaki: (626) 345-1626
Breanna D Vignolini, M.A. (PSB94024643)
Registered Psychological Assistant - Predoctoral Intern
Breanna Vignolini, M.A. is completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria California. After earning a Master’s degree in psychology from California State University of Northridge, Breanna practiced for over fifteen years in various settings providing therapy, psychological assessments for students with disabilities and educational workshops. Breanna earned a bachelor in psychology from Kean University of New Jersey, spending a year abroad in Newcastle England. Therapy can break through self-doubt and indecision while empowering psychological well-being. Utilizing depth psychological and psychosomatic methods facilitate healing from negative memories, trauma, unhealthy relationship dynamics and disempowering life situations.
Breanna Vignolini, M.A. has experience helping adults, couples, parents teens and children. Therapy is a place of focused time and energy to reflect, advance, imagine and create the chapters of their own life story. Breanna's therapeutic orientation provides opportunities to bring unconscious patterns to conscious awareness. Warmth and care can empower the individual to recognize how the body remembers words, patterns, relationships and life events. Recognizing that the body is part of our psychological process whereby therapy may include expanding awareness and understanding of the nervous system, physiological responses, digestive track, reproductive complications and cardiovascular responses to stress or threats.
External HR Manager
Danielle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Writing and Literature from William Paterson University. Danielle has extensive experience serving as an internal communicator. Within her Communications role, she crafted communications strategies directed at engaging employees and building employee culture in the Finance, Healthcare and Gaming & Hospitality sector. Prior to joining Bambee as a dedicated HR Manager, Danielle served as a Human Resources Business Partner for several resorts within the MGM Resorts International portfolio.