Richard S Sinacola, PhD, Psychologist in Pasadena
I have treated a variety of issues, but specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship, and sexual issues such as sexual dysfunction, and sexual orientation issues. I also have extensive experience in substance abuse and behavioral addictions. In addition I also treat religious guilt and help others deal with issues related to spirituality.
Depression and anxiety may be related to job stress, grief/loss, chemical addiction, dysfunctional relationships, or low self-esteem. Many clients also have spiritual issues that have been a source of discomfort for years. Career issues and job satisfaction are also the source of much job stress.
I have practiced as a therapist and psychologist for more than thirty-three years. I have also studied music and theology and I am well versed in religious issues and concerns. I am a university professor with a strong background in psychopharmacology, psychotropic medications, treatment application, and conflict resolution.
Call or Email Richard S Sinacola for a free phone consultation now - (626) 264-8405


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Wayne State University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: PSY18820 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Wayne State University / MSW
  • Year graduated: 1984
  • Degree: St. Clement Seminary / M.Div.
  • Year graduated: 2016


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Religious Guilt
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • REBT
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018
Richard S Sinacola, PhD, Psychologist in Pasadena

Richard S Sinacola

Psychologist, PhD