Our Board

Dr. Jeff Ball - Member

Dr. Jeff Ball, a native of Los Angeles, received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he published research in developmental disabilities. He received a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at tUCLA, and completed research on both projective processes in marital relationships and an integrative treatment model of bipolar disorder. Dr. Ball trained clinically in a psychoanalytic model focusing on personality and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, he taught undergraduate as well as Graduate level courses in Assessment, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis. He has been on the UCLA Faculty for many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he provides consultation and supervision to psychology interns and teaches courses at UCLA Extension. He also has taught graduate level courses on psychopathology, psychological assessment, psychoanalysis, as well as law and ethics in psychology. 

In 2010  Dr. Ball founded PCH Treatment Center with the goal of creating an intensive psychological treatment center with a philosophy of holistic therapies, non-pathologizing care, and appropriate and minimal medications. This unique model has grown in six years from a small one residence program to several residences and over 25000 square feet of office space, as well as a reputation of being one of the premier mental health centers in the United States. In his role of CEO and Executive Director, he presides over a staff of almost 200 employees, and is one of the top employers of clinical psychologists and social workers in Southern California.  Dr. Ball’s contacts in the academic and treatment community have afforded him the opportunity to attract the top talent in the field. He also has a reputation in the community for being extremely ethical as well as highly skilled, both as a clinician and a consultant and supervisor.