As the Founder and Clinical Director of Pacifica Psychological Services and Healthy Artists, Dr. Kathline Colvin maintains a private clinical psychology practice serving adults, adolescents, and children. She offers individual psychotherapy and counseling services, psychological and educational testing, and consultation. Healthy Artists offers a framework for integrating mind-body wellness and artistic practices, and Dr. Colvin offers specialized and individualized services for creative and performing artists, with the purpose of promoting and nurturing the highest quality of care for all artists. Dr. Colvin practices in Newport Beach, CA and consults nationally via Skype.
Dr. Colvin regularly offers workshops and presentations on Health and Wellness including such topics as The Personal Magic of Self-Esteem and What About Stress – Awareness and Coping. As part of the Healthy Artists program, Dr. Colvin’s workshops are specifically designed to support the well being of creative and performing artists. These forums are offered in a monthly sequence at Dr. Colvin’s offices in Newport Beach, CA and include: “The Psychology of Creativity”, “Moods and the Creative Process”, “Portrait of the Artist”, “Transformative Effects of Wellness Therapies”, and “The Calming Clinic: Successful Performances & Auditions in Spite of the Nerves”. In addition to her local workshops, Dr. Colvin also travels nationally and internationally to share her ideas on promoting wellness practices for artists.
Recent workshops have included: “The Calming Clinic: Successful Performances in Spite of the Nerves”, and “Mindfulness Practices in the Training of Performing Artists” for the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Annual Regional Conferences at Chapman University in Orange, CA. “Mindfulness-Based Practices and Successful Performances” for the Creativity & Madness: Psychological Studies of Art & Artists Conferences in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and workshops for the Spotlight Academy at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Healthy Artists’ presentations and workshops upcoming for 2016-17 are highlighted with the Performing Arts Medicine (PAMA) International Symposium in New York City, and the PAMA Annual Regional Conference; Dance Resource Center in Los Angeles; and at the Creativity and Madness Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a speaker, Dr. Colvin offers her unique insights into the world of creative and performing arts for a variety of educational settings, museums and galleries, and performing arts organizations.
Prior to her work as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Colvin trained as a musician in New York City and Los Angeles, where she studied Voice with Marlena Malas and Gloria Steppe, and Piano with Carol Rosenberger and Johana Harris. During her professional career as a musician she performed as a singer and pianist in classical and popular music venues, in Musical Theater productions, and worked as a stage director and stage manager in regional opera houses. Dr. Colvin has authored articles, interviews and reviews of music, dance and theater arts productions for national and international publications, and was the Editor for “Psychoanalysis and Music”, sponsored by The City University of New York.
Following her graduate studies in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Colvin was honored with fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and at Cornell University Medical College. After her training, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist in New York City, and returned to Southern California in 1998 to establish her private practice in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Colvin has worked as a clinical and research psychologist, and taught psychology at New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical College, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, and at Saddleback College. She was the Consulting Psychologist on the founding faculty for the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Colvin currently teaches as a guest lecturer, and offers presentations and workshops in Psychology and the Arts at various performing arts organizations, universities, and summer art festivals. Her research in moods and the creative process has made a unique contribution to understanding the development of the creative personality. Dr. Colvin has been honored for 8 consecutive years by the United States Commerce Association and recognized in the Business Hall of Fame “Best of Local Business” – Best of Newport Beach in the Psychologists & Psychotherapists Category for her exceptional service to the community.