Dr. Sean Boileau earned his Doctor of Counseling Psychology degree with a focus on Multiculturalism and Diversity at Arizona State University. He deliberately completed field placements in diversity-focused community counseling centers in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona, such as Chicanos Por La Causa-Centro de la Familia and Jewish Family Services. He then interned at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on creating outreach programming and providing clinical services for members of the LGBT communities on campus. In his early career, Dr. Boileau served as a psychologist and clinical supervisor with the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Boileau’s academic training is rooted in the scientist-practitioner model. He has taken his background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and integrated what he considers to be the most valuable elements from LGBT-Affirmative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy.
In addition to serving as APLA Health’s Behavioral Health Services Director, he currently maintains an active role in a multidisciplinary group practice, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Antioch University of Los Angeles. He has previously taught undergraduate classes in the Maricopa County Community College System and graduate-level courses at the University of San Francisco.