Anthony Bean, Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

Anthony Bean, Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

Anthony Bean, Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

Post Doctoral Intern

Dr. Bean has worked with all ages focusing on individual internal strengths and normalizing experiences. Additionally, Dr. Bean specializes in video gaming and the therapeutic environment of virtual world application. He is considered an expert in this growing field, has been published extensively in the discipline. Dr. Bean works with children, adolescents, adults and families who enjoy gaming and works within that platform to assist clients to understand their family dynamics and socialization. Dr. Bean utilizes video game character identification techniques and other archetypal experiences to understand and develop intrinsic motivations related to playing, personal identity, and discovering conscious and unconscious conflicts, cognitions, and behaviors. His unique approach to meeting children and adolescents in the comfort zone of gaming provides him a specialized avenue for his treatment of depression, trauma, anxiety, social isolation, and other common diagnoses to great success.

Dr. Bean currently teaches at local and nationally based colleges on the concepts of psychology, video games, life experiences, and how they are overlaid upon our lives. He is a regular guest of Tauren Think Tank and other radio shows and podcasts. If you would like to have him on your show, podcast, conference panel or for any other questions; he can be reached at anthonymbeanphd@gmail.com or lokahilifecenter@gmail.com.

His clinical interests include archetypal identification, depth psychology, video games as therapeutic tools, play therapy, and personality research. Dr. Bean is a published author on topics concerning psychopathology, video gaming, personality of gamers, adolescents and gaming, and currently works with gamers to understand the interplay of their identities in virtual worlds and in the real world. Additionally, he presents at conferences on psychology, video gamer identity, and personality of video gamers.

Dr. Bean obtained his Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He holds a Masters of Science in Criminology from Florida State University. and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology with a minor in Neurobiology from Framingham State University.

Dr. Bean is currently being supervised by Nicole Keehn, RN, MS (N), PsyD, License # 36816. Dr. Keehn is a Licensed Registered Nurse and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She can be reached at 972-975-2007.