Kenneth  Skale

Kenneth Skale

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Pasadena, Agoura Hills Accepting In-person
Updated January 12, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders
  • Men's issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

“How we do anything is how we do everything.” We move through life in a distinct way that was shaped before we can remember, reinforces itself in our everyday lives, and inevitably leads us to encounter the same kind of difficulties despite ours best efforts to change. Do anxiety and depression color your everyday experience? Is it difficult to feel like you are enough? Have you struggled to find and maintain satisfying relationships? I can help you answer these and other questions through courageous self-exploration in the context of a trusting therapy relationship. You must come to understand and accept the ways you perpetuate the problems you face. Only by seeking this understanding and taking responsibility for your life can you empower yourself to change.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kenneth Skale is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Pasadena practice
595 East Colorado Boulevard, Ste 533, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Agoura Hills practice
28348 Roadside Drive, Suite 201, Agoura Hills, California 91301
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 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


Licensure

California: PSY29006


Languages

English