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.
Rachel Firemark, PsyD. Is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a graduate of Pitzer College, San Diego State University, and The California School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with the Lanterman Development Center as a Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years before joining Family Psychological Services. She has worked with severely and profoundly retarded adults, many with dual diagnoses including autistic disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. She is experienced with medication management plans for this population. She writes psychological assessments including psychological testing and functional analysis of behavior. She is experienced at evaluating and providing individual and family therapy for autism and developmental disabilities.
Andrea Lewis MFT is responsible for providing culturally sensitive individual and family treatment to children and adolescents with a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems. She has experience Interfacing with community psychiatric hospitals, psychiatrists, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), and school officials to collaborate and consult on client treatment. She provides comprehensive assessments to determine psychosocial, emotional, developmental, medical and educational needs. She is trained in and practices Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, and Art Therapy.