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Los Angeles Affordable Psychologists & Therapists – Psychology Interns & Postgraduate Fellows

WILA’s excellent training programs attract an impressively bright, curious, and motivated group of students. Since our founding, over 600 graduate students, interns, and postgraduate fellows have studied at WILA and become exceedingly competent and compassionate mental health professionals.

David Aitken, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

David received his doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has experience working with adults in a variety of settings and draws upon both contemporary and traditional psychodynamic theories and techniques in his work with patients. David is particularly passionate about enhancing the experience of psychotherapy by emphasizing the collaborative nature of the relationship and the impact that is shared.

Brant Anderson, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Brant is a doctoral candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute and draws from psychoanalytic and Jungian theories in his work with patients. He works with individuals on a variety of issues, and is particularly passionate about working with people who are dealing with such issues as grief and loss, trauma, and relationships, as well as sexual and gender identity.

Kyana Barakett, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Kyana is a doctoral candidate at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals with a variety of presenting concerns to foster an integrated mind-body connection through mindfulness and meditation. She is drawn to attachment theory, and is interested in working with individuals with a history of relational trauma.

Gregory Brown, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Gregory received his Master’s Degree in psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and an MFA from Stanford University, Palo Alto. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Antioch University Santa Barbara. He has trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic. Gregory is fascinated with how various cultures influence unconscious processes. He has a specific interest in creativity and stage and screen performers. He draws from Jungian psychology, mythological narratives and cognitive neuroscience. Gregory is also interested in identity and the influence of complex trauma.

Eli Diamond, Ph.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Eli received her doctorate from Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus. She has trained at hospitals, clinics and training institutes on both the East and West Coasts. She has completed specialized training in eating disorders, compulsive behavior, and couples therapy. She works with couples, families, and individuals across the lifespan on a variety of issues and her approach draws from psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness, and attachment based theories.

Deanie Eichenstein, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Deanie received her doctoral degree in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Previously, she has trained at UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, working with clients across the lifespan. Some of her special interests include mindfulness meditation, anxiety and ADHD.

Nicole Flowers, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Nicole is a doctoral candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working with adults and couples who seek a greater experience of themselves. One of Nicole’s passions is the intersection of art as a window to the unconscious.

Lindsey Gordon, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Lindsey is a postgraduate fellow who earned her doctoral degree at the Chicago School of Psychology. She draws on psychodynamic theories in her work with patients. Lindsey works with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, with a particular passion for those facing addiction and mental health challenges.

Kevin Gruenberg, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Kevin received his doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology. His primary interests are in parent-child relationships, child development, and how relationships motivate growth throughout the lifespan. Kevin uses these interests to guide his work with adults, children, and families.

Chanel Halimi, M.A., MFTI

Postgraduate Fellow

Chanel is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. While she works with a variety of mental health challenges, she is most passionate about helping people discover career passion and purpose, grief and loss counseling, and family therapy. She draws on psychodynamic, family systems, and relational theories.

Tyler Howard, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Tyler is a doctoral candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She has previously trained at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Western Youth Services, and the Chicago School Counseling Center in Westwood. She has worked with youth, families and adults with a variety of issues and draws on psychodynamic and relational theories while integrating mind/body-based techniques. She is particularly passionate about working with trauma and loss, addiction, relationship difficulties, and issues related to identity and intersectionality.

Jennifer Kashani, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Jennifer is a doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology. She is passionate about helping adults navigate life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and depression. She strives to create a space to explore feelings without judgment and to use the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change.

Kyle Kermott, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Kyle is a doctoral candidate at the American School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco Bay Area. He has training working with adults and college-aged individuals on numerous issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship troubles, difficulties related to life transitions, and identity issues. He is passionate about psychoanalytic psychotherapy and working with his patients on discovering a life that feels real and authentic.

Jessica McDonald, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Jessica received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Los Angeles and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has received specialized training in working with individuals coping with cancer diagnosis and grief/loss. Jessica works with a variety of issues, including interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. She is passionate about helping individuals develop internal resiliency and capacity for adaptation in difficult life circumstances, particularly through uncovering unconscious motivations and patterns.  

Nevena Mojsilovic, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Nev is a doctoral candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent psychology. She is passionate about working psychoanalytically with patients with the wide variety of issues, especially psychosis and personality disorders. She has a great appreciation and interest in different cultures, and enjoys working with the culturally diverse populations.

Yasi Mostajeran, M.A.

Psychology Intern

Yasi is a doctoral candidate from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is influenced by Depth Psychology and Eastern meditative traditions. Previously, she has worked with adults and children in different settings including community clinics on issues of depression, anxiety, and life-altering circumstances. Her interests are working with immigrants, minorities, meaning-making and women’s issues.

Eva Patrick, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Eva received her Psy.D. degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She embraces considerations from mostly a relational orientation, along with implementation of psychodynamic, Time-Limited Dynamic Therapy, and behavioral concepts. Eva is specifically interested in utilizing her clients’ stories of transitional periods and their perception of self (their personal myths) – as a vehicle to discover new possibilities for thought and action.

Marilyn Robison, M.A.

PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Marilyn is a Psy.D. Candidate from Antioch University, Santa Barbara, California. Marilyn’s Psych Intern and practicum experience includes providing psychotherapy and counseling to adults in community counseling, university, and visual arts environments. In addition to psychology, Marilyn has professional experience as a Physical Therapist in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation. Marilyn has special interests in optimal healing, resilience, and wellness.

Sasha Shokrian, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Sasha received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Previously, she has trained at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and Jewish Family Service, where she primarily worked with adolescents and adults. She draws on psychodynamic theories as well as uses mindfulnesses techniques when working with clients. Some of her special interests include emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and object relations.

Christine Spera, M.A., MSW

Postgraduate Fellow

Christine graduated from the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. Christine draws on psychodynamic theories in her work with patients. She works with adults with a variety of mental health concerns, but is especially passionate about working with individuals whose lives have been impacted by relational trauma and physical illness. Christine is comfortable discussing issues of oppression as well as cultural and religious difference. She also has a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology and Hearing Science and several years of experience working in acute rehabilitation settings.

Betsy Usher, Psy.D.

Postgraduate Fellow

Betsy received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology. She draws upon psychodynamic, object relations, and systems theories in her work. Some of Betsy’s special interests include borderline personality disorder, emotional dysregulation, and couples.

Pear Wilson, MSW

Postgraduate Fellow

Pear received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is inspired by the parallels in thought between multiple cultures and disciplines as to how the unconscious works in each of our lives and how it can be understood and utilized. Pear spent several years teaching meditation, yoga, and self-empowerment techniques and carries the spirit of that work forward into her current practice with individuals, families, and couples from varying walks of life. Pear draws from classical psychoanalytic theory, Jungian theory, depth psychology, and Vedic philosophy, and is primarily focused on building a unique, supportive relationship in the room with her patients.

Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA) features many different affordable, low cost psychologists and therapists in Los Angeles each with their own unique background specializing in fields such as Marriage & Family, Traumatic Events, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety & Depression, Psychotherapy & more. We’ll help you choose the best fitting therapist unique to your needs.