Richard Achiro, Ph.D. - Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB37483)



Dr. Richard P. Achiro is a Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB37483) who practices individual and couples therapy under the supervision of Stephen C. Phillips, J.D., Psy.D. (PSY17868). Dr. Achiro earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Achiro has experience working with a wide range of clients including adults who were parentified as children, individuals diagnosed with severe and chronic mental illness, individuals struggling with eating disorders, those who have survived or are currently experiencing trauma, and individuals having difficulty in navigating gender and/or sexual identity development. Most recently, Dr. Achiro completed intensive training in the practice of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles. Dr. Achiro is also a published researcher with a primary focus on psychosocial factors underlying body dissatisfaction and concomitant behavioral health issues in men. He has held many leadership positions, including service on the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) Board of Directors. For further information about Dr. Achiro's experience and qualifications, please click here.


Services Performed

I am well versed in helping my clients to uncover and work through unconscious psychological conflicts that may have left them feeling lonely, hopeless, inadequate, consumed with worry, or even physically ill. In their work with me, clients are able to experience relief from these painful symptoms while simultaneously benefiting from the development of a clearer sense of self and the capacity to make choices that result in a more creative and fulfilling life.


In addition to providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, I am available to conduct personality assessment to optimize treatment planning and assist in differential diagnosis.


Services are offered on a sliding scale basis to accommodate clients' current financial circumstances.