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Annika Okamoto, PhD

Annika Okamoto, PhD Adults, Couples

Professional Statement

Dr. Okamoto has worked in mental health settings for over 25 years as a therapist, supervisor, researcher, trainer, and mentor. Her past experiences include working in various community mental health clinics such as UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and CBT/DBT Clinic of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral residency working with homeless, frequently incarcerated, and involuntarily hospitalized populations. Prior to her career in the United States, Dr. Okamoto led a psychology department at Viljandi Hospital in Estonia. In collaboration with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Research Unit, Dr. Okamoto has authored publications on the therapeutic relationship, and alliance and rupture repair in cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Okamoto serves as the president of the Santa Barbara Psychological Association for 2023.

Education

PhD in Psychology - Alliant International University
MA in Psychology - Alliant International University
MS in Clinical Psychology - Tartu University
BS in Psychology- Tartu University
BA in Social Work - Tartu University

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Alameda Alliance
Anthem
Blue Shield
Cigna
ComPsych
HEALTH NET
Magellan
Provider Network of America
SHARP
United Behavioral Health
VHP
WELLFLEET

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