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Peter S. Theodore, PhD

He/Him
Supervisory Psychologist
APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire

Dr. Peter Theodore earned his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Health Psychology at University of Miami. His training occurred both in community mental health settings and medical settings including Mt. Sanai Comprehensive Cancer Center and the HIV/Special Immunology department at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Theodore was the recipient of an NIMH Pre-doctoral Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Care. He completed his clinical internship at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Hospital with rotations in substance abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS Care, Palliative Care, Women’s Health and Sexual Trauma. He then completed his post-doctoral training directing a methamphetamine abuse treatment center designed specifically for gay and bisexual men, where he practiced and trained others in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy. Prior to joining APLA Health, Dr. Theodore served as a core faculty member, Associate Program Director, and coordinator of the Health Emphasis area of the PhD Clinical Psychology program of the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, at Alliant International University, where he was also a founding member of the Rockway Certificate Program in LGBTQ Mental Health. He also served as a psychologist conducting mental health and disability evaluations for the West LA Veterans Healthcare System.

Currently, in addition to serving as a psychologist with APLA, Dr. Theodore maintains a small private practice and serves as an adjunct instructor for Alliant International University and Antioch University of Los Angeles.

Languages Spoken: English

Specialty Areas

Addictions/Substance Abuse Treatment
LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
Sexuality and Identity Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Depression and Anxiety Reduction
Loss / Grief / Bereavement
Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disease Management

Theoretical Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Biopsychosocial/Mind-Body
Existential Psychotherapy
Strengths-focused

APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire

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