Dr. Philantha Kon, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kon believes in personalized and whole-person care and provides psychiatric consultations and treatment when needed as an adjunct to the outpatient behavioral health services provided by Of One Mind.

Dr. Kon has extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults.  She also has interest in assisting with school, cross-cultural, social skills, parenting, and family issues.  She takes pride in her personable style and her ability to build rapport with both individuals and families, children and adults.  Dr. Kon is committed to mental health awareness and psychoeducation and has a special research background on the impact of the media on youth health behaviors.

Dr. Kon believes that collaboration is often necessary for optimal care and is well-connected with community resources including intensive outpatient programs and social skills and parenting groups.  She has established relationships with clinical specialists in psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, family medicine, clinical psychology, and educational consultation at UCLA, USC, Cedars-Sinai, and throughout the Southern California area.  She is committed to using her experience, education, interests, and knowledge to provide the best possible care.

Dr. Kon received her undergraduate education in Religion and Literature at Pomona College and Oxford University.  She then received a doctorate in Critical Studies from the USC school of Cinema-Television with a special interest area in “Popular Culture and the Media’s Effects on Youth Health Behaviors.”  This area of interest led to her pursuit of a medical degree and a career in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.  Dr.

Dr. Kon completed her medical training atnLoma Linda University School of Medicine and her postgraduate training in General Adult Psychiatry at UC Irvine Medical Center.  She then returned to Los Angeles to complete her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Fellowship Training at UCLA Medical Center, NPI-Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.

She is now a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Southern California Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and, Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association.

Aside from her private practice in West Los Angeles, she is committed to community work and is an Attending Psychiatrist at Children’s Institute, Los Angeles and the Aviva Family and Children’s Center.  She also volunteers her time as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA Ronald Reagen Medical Center, and NPI-Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior where she supervises and teaches residents, fellows, and students.