James Tobin

Psychologist, PhD

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James Tobin

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 338-4388
Offers online therapy

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About

I provide individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults as well as couple therapy. I also lead three psychoeducational groups (Men's Group; Relationship Group; and Parenting Group) and facilitate a dynamic psychotherapy process group. Romantic relationship difficulties (including narcissistic and codependent styles), life transition issues, chronic self-sabotaging patterns, low self-esteem, sexual compulsivity, adolescent development, and parent-teen conflict are my main areas of expertise.
Often one's personality, attitudes, and choices are unconsciously tailored to the perceived or actual demands of some significant other. There has been a gradual, insidious censorship of who one is and who one could be. The therapeutic space I attempt to establish frees the patient from these constraints.
My therapeutic approach is geared toward providing a comfortable, supportive space in which my observations and inquiries about the patient's experience help promote a greater degree of self-observation and self-acceptance.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • License: California / PSY22074
  • School: Catholic University of America
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Assoc. of State and Provincial Psychology Boards / CPQ (#4127)
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

James Tobin's Groups

The Men's Group Seminar

This group is for men who would like to learn about the challenges of masculinity in contemporary culture. Issues pertaining to career, relationships, fatherhood, health/stress management, and family of origin will be addressed in a supportive environment. In each group meeting, Dr. Tobin will present didactic material then facilitate an open discussion. Young adult, adult, middle-aged and senior men are welcome to attend.

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The Relationship Group Seminar

This group is for men and women who would like to explore their relational lives. The challenges and emotional storms encountered in the quest for establishing and maintaining healthy intimate relationships are the central foci. Topics including codependency, self-esteem, family of origin issues, boundaries, repetitive self-destructive and self-sabotaging patterns, and the narcissistic-codependent bond will be actively explored. In each group meeting, Dr. Tobin will present didactic material then facilitate an open discussion among the group participants. Single, dating, committed, and married men and women are welcome to attend.

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Dynamic Psychotherapy Process Group

This psychotherapeutic experience consists of ongoing group sessions in which individuals come together for relational contact, support and learning. The group is devised to help people identity and understand their "blindspots" which may hinder their interpersonal lives and overall contentment. Often, these blindspots are not detectable in individual psychotherapy and are seldom made available for reflection in one's everyday life. The major focus of the group is on the relational dynamics that emerge between group members. These dynamics are "freeze-framed" in the group sessions and closely inspected, a process that will hopefully yield discoveries, insights, and positive change.

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Location

15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 338-4388
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career/Professional Concerns
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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James Tobin

Psychologist, PhD