About our Staff
Family Psychological Services Inc. is a comprehensive mental health clinic staffed by full service psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors in the Conejo Valley area with years of experience in several different schools of Psychology.
The intricacies and nuances of neural pathways and synapses, and how they network to trigger physiological responses is well documented. (Review our Learn More about Your Mental Health presentation about the brain).
We specialize in providing DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS to identify learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD and ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias and neurocognitive disorders such as major depression, bipolar, or autism spectrum disorder. We provide tutoring and remediation services to correct learning and attention and memory disabilities.
In addition, Family Psychological Services provide several different psychological services in Agoura Hills, including treating chronic depression and anxiety, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, SAD, GAD, hypochondria, eye movement reprocessing, fetishes, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and various phobias.
The mind and body are truly in sync and affect human interaction. The power of the mind to influence our motivations and emotions is relevant in our daily lives. If you are afflicted by a mental disorder or seek counseling to decide what steps to take to better your life please contact us for an appointment. We have the right professional to appropriately diagnose and treat you in one comprehensive mental health clinic. We will properly diagnose you in our state of the art testing center and coordinate your care with the professionals you need.
Please contact Family Psychological Services today to learn more about the psychological and counseling services we provide in Agoura Hills. The brain is a highly malleable organ that can eliminate maladaptive behavioral or thinking patterns with ongoing cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, and brain exercises, and many other therapies.
Kim B. Barrus, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience. He received a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University and then received specialized training as a post-doctoral fellow in child, adolescent, and family psychology at the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Barrus has a background in the neurobiology of brain disease. He uses practical psychological, diagnostic testing, and when needed, nuclear medicine imaging consultations to actually understand brain problems. Dr. Barrus received 4 years of post-doctoral specialized training in psychopharmacology, the use of medications and their effects on the brain. He is also trained in specialized therapies for anxiety, depression, bipolar disease, ADHD, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Barrus has both extensive inpatient and outpatient experience. He works with the most serious forms of mental illness and how these and less serious problems affect family, job, and social relationships.