Richard Gilbert, PhD
Individual therapist

Richard Gilbert, with a distinguished academic background that includes a B.A. from Princeton University and a PhD in Psychology from UCLA's Clinical Psychology Program, has established himself as a respected figure in the field of psychology. Currently, he holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. During his tenure, Gilbert contributed significantly to the academic community by teaching courses in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, serving as Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology and Associate Chair of the Psychology Department. He also founded The Psychology and New Technology Lab, a pioneering research program that explores the personal and cultural impacts of cutting-edge digital technologies, including virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Gilbert is the author of over 30 professional papers and presentations, focusing on Psychology and New Technology, Clinical Psychology, and Human Development. He holds licensure to treat individuals and couples in California, North Carolina, and Florida, applying his expertise in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy. In his private practice, Gilbert combines contemporary psychodynamic therapy with Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, offering a holistic approach to individual psychotherapy.

In addition to his professional accomplishments in psychology, Dr. Gilbert has a rich background in the creative arts. He is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and a published novelist, showcasing his versatile talents.

For the past six years, Gilbert has extended his expertise to PCH, where he conducts a monthly talk to families as part of the Online Family Program, further demonstrating his commitment to the field of psychology and his dedication to supporting individuals and families through their challenges.