Daryl M Rowe, PhD
Psychologist, Professor, President Association of Black Psychologists
Dr. Daryl Rowe, Psychologist
As a licensed psychologist for the past 28 years, I have worked with adult women and men – young, middle-aged and older – who have struggled with a range of anxiety, mood and relational issues. My particular focus now is working with couples – married, separated or pre-marital – to strengthen relationship skills and sustain healthy marriages. I work well with clients who either have had minimal therapy exposure, or difficulties feeling understood due to challenges intersecting with cultural, contextual and communication dilemmas. I have a limited practice, so I often work to assist others in finding culturally competent treatment.
As a Black psychologist, I work at the nexus of challenges unique to African Americans – empowerment, relational effectiveness, and system negotiation – and those connected to them, focusing on marital and family relationships. My aim is to privilege cultural contexts to promote more effective strategies for change.
Given my limited availability, I often work with clients for longer session times, while meeting less frequently. It is not uncommon for clients to come in twice monthly, every three weeks or monthly after an initial assessment.
License No.: PSY9029 California
Daryl Rowe, Professor Pepperdine University
“Our students must be exposed to the differing realities of urban environments, the damaging impacts of poverty and the complex interplay of economic, educational, family, and cultural issues.”
Dr. Daryl Rowe, professor of psychology at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) and national chair of the African Psychology Institute, is exploring new territory by developing a curriculum for African Psychology. Given this expertise, he is often called upon to consult with local, state, and national agencies and organizations regarding issues of diversity.
Rowe brings his experience on this subject to the classroom, to the benefit of GSEP students. For example, he helped form the GSEP Urban Fellows program, part of the Urban Initiative, which gives students the opportunity to work on the front lines in underserved areas of Los Angeles. “Our students must be exposed to the differing realities of urban environments, the damaging impacts of poverty and the complex interplay of economic, educational, family, and cultural issues.”
When not teaching cross-culturalism and practicum, Rowe maintains his own private practice in which he emphasizes the psychological and communal needs of persons of African descent.
Daryl Rowe, President Association of Black Psychologists