Michael R. Pines, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Lic. No. PSY7793

Dr. Pines has extensive experience helping adolescents and adults at risk for suicide and helping them develop supportive relationships. He often involves parents, caregivers, health providers, supportive teachers and others to achieve successful recovery. As a retired mental health consultant with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Dr. Pines has the knowledge and unique access to educational resources and solutions.

Dr. Pines thinks that many individuals in the community experience challenges associated with the entertainment industry. Competition and intermittent periods of unemployment often increase stress among individuals, couples, and families. Divorce and other separations challenge parents, children, and youth.  He believes that supportive counseling can help.

As a seasoned mental health practitioner and adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Pines also assist mental health professionals to identify adolescents at risk for suicide and manage different aspects of treatment and recovery. This often involves helping clients recover from grief and loss.


Anxiety, behavioral issues, career counseling, child or adolescent, coping skills, depression, divorce, emotional disturbance, grief, parenting, suicidal ideation, teen violence

Treatment Preference

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Humanistic Therapy


Individuals, couples, family

Age Specialty

Preteens/tweens (11-13), adolescents/teenagers (14-19), adults