Francisco Chaves


Francisco Chaves

Francisco Chaves


Professions: Psychologist, Counselor, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY27569
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fee ranges from $250-180 Depending on Client's financial circumstances
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


595 E. Colorado Blvd
Suite 502
Pasadena, California 91101

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My Approach to Helping

I often use the metaphor that therapy is like a trusted work space where people can sort through their thoughts, feelings, relationships, and life experiences as a way to develop strategies for the parts of life where they feel stuck or confused. As a therapist, I use narrative and cognitive based principles to help us get a better sense of the strategies and resources that help to achieve your goals. Using your values and strengths as the primary tools for our work, we employ therapeutic practices to overcome obstacles and strengthen relationships that will increase competence, confidence, decrease anxiety and stress, and address whatever circumstances may be going on in your life.

More Info About My Practice

Along with my individual practice, I am a sports psychologist.
As a clinical sports psychologist, my practice focuses on helping athletes, teams, and coaches reach peak performance by overcoming mental and physical barriers to achieve and sustain performance goals.
Together, with individuals, coaches, and teams, I teach and develop mental skills that enhance performance. This includes addressing performance anxiety, improving focus and concentration, utilizing imagery, and building mental and emotional resilience.
I also support individual athletes in areas of transition, such as recovering from an injury and entering into retirement.
My approach draws on therapeutic principles that value the understanding of how our experiences, self-awareness, and relationships impact how we cope with life's difficulties. Translating these principles into the world of sports can positively impact individual performance, team cohesion, and a coach?s approach. I understand that achieving a balance between physical and mental capacity elevates athletes to the next level, both on and off the field.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Using therapy as a resource is all about finding someone that feels like a good fit. If you are interested in connecting with me to see if we might work well together, please feel free to reach out and I would be happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have about getting started in this process.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    SportsAthletes, Performance, Men, Spirituality, Couples and Families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

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