About Dr. Coco

Dr. Coco Owen is a licensed psychologist in California and Hawai’i (PSY 31325 in CA; PSY 1918 in HI). She grew up in Southern California. She has a B.A. in English from La Sierra University, an M.A. in comparative literature from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant University in San Diego. She did a predoctoral internship at the University of Oregon and then spent four years at Reed College (Portland, OR) in the counseling center and as acting assistant dean of student services. 

She took a long hiatus to raise two children and care for her aging parents. She then reentered the workforce to complete her postdoctoral work with Oelberger Psychological Services where she was a concierge therapist treating older adults living at home or in long-term care.


Combining the imagination of a poet with the skills of a clinical psychologist, Dr. Coco is an engaged, active listener. The goal of therapy, as she sees it, is both to reduce current distress and enhance your passion and sense of purpose. 

Dr. Coco uses Jungian and existential perspectives to deepen every conversation. This provides a through-line of inquiry across sessions. But to help people start feeling better in the short-term, Dr. Coco draws on the skill-sets of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and the strengths-based emphasis of positive psychology.


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