Kevin Gonzalez Boas, PhD, LP
Dr. Kevin Gonzalez Boas is unique in his field of clinical psychologists in his ability to relate to and understand the struggling teens he works with, using three simple words: “I’ve been there.”
Kevin was once a struggling adolescent in a wilderness program himself. The experience was transformative for him and inspired the career he enjoys today.
A passionate and committed professional, Kevin has made a difference in many places—from universities to residential treatment centers to experiential education programs in the US and abroad. Kevin has a special expertise working with disrupted family systems and complex clinical and diagnostic issues.
With his integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, Kevin is able to employ a wide range of interventions that are flexible, adaptive, and tailored to the specific needs of the student. These include experiential as well as traditional treatment. He has a particular talent for working with students struggling with co-occurring problems.
Kevin has published articles on counseling, psychology, autism-spectrum disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other subjects. He also has presented research at national conferences.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Boston University and his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Memphis. He also completed a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Humboldt State University. During his graduate training and doctoral internship at the University of San Diego, Kevin specialized in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Having spent much of his childhood in Spain, Kevin is not just bilingual; he is sensitive to the needs of bicultural students and has a deep appreciation for culture and travel. Kevin enjoys his free time with his wife and baby girl while also pursuing his interests in music, film, the great outdoors, and all things culinary.