Dr. Aprilia West

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Aprilia West, PsyD, MT, PCC brings 20+ years experience as a consultant, psychologist and executive coach working with Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Members of Congress, entertainment industry executives, creatives and tech founders applying contextual behavioral science and positive psychology to optimize wellbeing and peak performance.

Dr. West developed the construct of emotional efficacy and designed and tested an evidence-based protocol that has been applied in both clinical work and in coaching. She is author of ACT ​For Your Best Life (2023),  What You Feel Is Not All There Is (2021) and coauthor of the clinician’s guide to Emotion Efficacy Therapy (2016) and Acceptance and Commitment Coaching in the Workplace in Positive Psychology in the Workplace (Springer 2021). 

Dr. West is credentialed as a professional certified coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation, is a fellow with the Institute of Coaching, McLean, affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and has additional training and certifications including: the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessments, Systemic Team Coaching through the Academy of Executive Coaching, mediation and conflict resolution and through the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON), Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching, and coach training from the Coactive Training Institute (CTI).

She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a masters degree in teaching and is a founding member and past president of the Southern California chapter for the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13) of the American Psychological Association.