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Beth Ananda-Stout, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.

MOBILE:808.936.7795

EMAIL:Beth.Ananda@yahoo.com

Brant Anderson, M.A., J.D.

160 S. Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90212

MOBILE:310.903.8027

EMAIL:bander214@gmail.com

Julie Armstrong, Psy.D., R.N.

4519 Admiralty Way, Suite B
Marina del Rey CA 90292

WORK:310.273.9190

EMAIL:dreamdoc@mac.com

My practice is exclusively psychological assessment for a wide variety of med-legal purposes and Expert Witness Testimony.

Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D.

9025 Wilshire Blvd. # 302
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

WORK:310.273.2755

MOBILE:310.584.7793

FAX:310.388.3725

EMAIL:drarutt@drarutt.com

My approach to therapy emphasizes insight, self-awareness and empowerment to help people live better and have more gratifying lives. Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, we work together to understand the meanings of symptoms, to get "un-stuck," and to rediscover your capacity to make the meaningful choices that are right for you. Growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation.

One of my areas of focus is working with creative artists and entertainment industry professionals to increase confidence and access to creative expression, while identifying and modifying any self-destructive patterns inhibiting professional achievement.

Specialties: psychotherapy in private practice with emphasis on creative artist issues, recovery from trauma (now offering EMDR), (in)fertility and assisted reproduction technologies (ART); forensic consulting & evaluation; media consulting, public speaking.

Nina Asher, Ph.D.

116 North Robertson Blvd., Suite 901
Los Angeles, CA 90048

WORK:310.855.1251

FAX:310.854.8054

EMAIL:n.asher.phd@gmail.com

Psychodynamic, mindfulness based/reflective relational psychotherapy with adults, children and parents.

Suzanne Bauer, Psy.D.

60 E. Monroe Street, Unit 4205
Chicago, IL

MOBILE:414.322.9799

Kim Bergman, Ph.D.

5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90036

WORK:323.500.6563

EMAIL:kbergmanphd@gmail.com

Kim Bergman, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, is co-owner of Growing Generations, one of the largest surrogacy agencies in the world. She has specialized in third party assisted reproduction and LGBT parenting since the early 1990s. Dr. Bergman is an expert on the historically groundbreaking topic of parenting by choice, particularly within the LGBT community. She provides psychological services to hundreds of Intended Parents from around the world to assist them in the complex, extraordinary assisted reproductive process. Dr. Bergman lives with her wife of over 30 years and two teenage daughters.

Debra Brause, Psy.D.

11712 Moorpark Street, Suite 206
Studio City, CA 91604

WORK:310.470.4156

EMAIL:debra.brause@gmail.com

Molly Cahan, Psy.D.

11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90064

WORK:424.234.5752

EMAIL:molly@drmollycahan.com

Dr. Molly Cahan received her BA in Psychology from Brown University in 2004 and her Psy.D. from CSPP at AIU in 2009. Dr. Cahan's office is in west Los Angeles, just a few blocks east of WILA. Dr. Cahan specializes in working with young adults to help them develop a deeper understanding of themselves, learn effective ways of communicating, and to develop problem-solving skills to help them have more fulfilling relationships. Dr. Cahan works with her patients to help them better navigate life's pressures, enhance their own inner resources, and gain new coping skills. Through the exploration process of therapy, patients will increase their self-awareness, develop a stronger sense of self, and discover new ways to relate to others. By deepening self-awareness, patients will gain greater insight and understanding, thus allowing them to make choices that better serve their needs.

Marie Cohen, Ph.D.

10980 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WORK:310.979.7845

FAX:310.476.8964

EMAIL:mcohen@ucla.edu

In private practice since 1976 as a clinical social worker, and since 1983 as a licensed clinical psychologist (WILA, class of 1982). Trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, in family systems therapy, as well as crisis therapy. I see individuals, couples and families with problems of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and serious health issues. I have been working with active duty armed service members and their families as part of The Soldiers Project since 2007. I am on the voluntary clinical faculty at UCLA School of Medicine where I teach in the systems behavioral health seminar (a year long program) for 3rd year medical students, and consult to the UCLA Revlon Breast Center High Risk Clinic.

Kim Davis, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1033
Encino, CA 91436

WORK:310.281.6645

EMAIL:drkimdavis@drkimdavis.com

Max Feirstein, Ph.D.

9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 475
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

WORK:310.773.0010

EMAIL:zmax@alumi.stanford.edu

I'm Dr. Max Feirstein, a clinical psychologist in Beverly Hills. My practice focuses on treating adults and couples with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, OCD, eating disorders, life transitions, and more. I also work with families and children. I work integratively--both psycho-dynamically and behaviorally. I am an expert in exposure based therapies and contemporary cognitive behavioral approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also teach and give workshops on these topics and consult on complex and treatment resistant cases. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Stanford University, my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and was a Visiting Scholar in Psychology at Oxford University in England. I serve on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and I am adjunct clinical faculty in the PhD department of the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.

Claudia Feldman, Ph.D.

11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 505W,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

WORK:424.371.5191 x105

MOBILE:310.489.5224

EMAIL:feldman.claudia@gmail.com

Susan J. Fisher, Psy.D.

10921 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90024

21201 Victory Blvd., Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91303

WORK:310.824.7874

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis.

Lillian Gallay, Psy.D.

3401 Glendale Blvd., Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90065

WORK:213.444.6612

EMAIL:drlillygallay@gmail.com

I'm Dr. Lilly Gallay, a clinical psychologist in private practice seeing adults, adolescents, and couples. I genuinely enjoy working with a wide range of people and issues; some of my special interests include enhancing creativity in artists, adult survivors of childhood abuse, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I work primarily from a contemporary psychodynamic perspective, and incorporate meditation/mindfulness, art therapy, and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) as appropriate. I also give presentations and workshops on trauma, psychodynamic theory and technique, and healing creative block. In addition to seeing clients, I love supervising therapists-in-training and helping them to develop their unique clinical voices. I received my Bachelor's in Philosophy from UCLA and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. I am currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis (LAISPS). I invite you to visit my website for more information about my background and practice.

Nancy Gardner, Ph.D.

370 N. Westlake Blvd. #220
Westlake Village, CA 91362

WORK:805.496.3475

FAX:805.496.3830

EMAIL:nangardner@sbcglobal.net

I have been a mental health professional for more than forty years, first as a clinical social worker, since 1994 as a psychologist. I have had training in family therapy and couple therapy in addition to my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WILA. I am currently a candidate for a trainer in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. My practice at this time is primarily couples.

Sharon Gardner, Psy.D., M.A.

9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

WORK:310.710.0111

EMAIL:sharonmgardner@mac.com

Phyllis Gillman, Ph.D.

Jean Gitlin, Ph.D.

12015 Saltair Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WORK:310.472.6737

EMAIL:jgitlinphd@yahoo.com

As a member of WILA'S first graduating class (entering in 1974), I am proud to practice individual, couple and family therapy. I have expertise in coupling, parenting, midlife and end of life issues. I have been successful in treating clients suffering from a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and trauma. I have a background in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention and medically based problems. I work in Brentwood and because of traffic issues, I have begun to see clients in the early evening and over the weekend. I am happy to discuss fees.

Michele Gomes, Psy.D.

11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 505W
Los Angeles, CA 90064

WORK:424.371.5191 x102

MOBILE:310.895.6171

FAX:424.371.5190

EMAIL:mgomes@wila.org

Dr. Gomes spent five years as WILA’s Clinical Director and in 2016 stepped into the role of Executive Director. She has a part-time private practice in West LA where she practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults. She is an advanced candidate in psychoanalytic training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis where she is an active committee member and on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Gomes is also Adjunct Faculty at CSPP-LA where she teaches Psychodynamic Interventions. She is passionate about program administration, development, and training socially conscious therapists.

Ellen Smith Graff, Ph.D.

WORK:310.205.0631

FAX:310.394.6074

EMAIL:ellengraff@aol.com

Lisa Grajewski, Psy.D.

19800 Mac Arthur Blvd., Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92614

WORK:949.633.5456

FAX:949.724.4566

EMAIL:drlisagrajewski@gmail.com

Ulla Grunnet, Psy.D.

864 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 302
Los Angeles, CA 90035

WORK:818.726.5787

EMAIL:ullagrunnet@yahoo.com

Judith Hyman, Ph.D.

16451 Dorado Dr.
Encino, CA 91436

EMAIL:drjudyhy@gmail.com

Patrice Jacob, Ph.D.

Columbia River Mental Health Services
6926 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661

MOBILE:360.643.9217

EMAIL:patricejacob@gmail.com

Valerie Jordan, Ph.D.

1562 Summerhill Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648

MOBILE:909.625.7443

EMAIL:vjordan46@gmail.com

Dana Kiesel, Ph.D.

360 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 419
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

WORK:310.273.8537

EMAIL:dkieselphd@aol.com

Tami Krichiver, Psy.D.

QuaLife Psychology, LLC
6544 Ferguson Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

WORK:317.528.9110

FAX:844.770.0226

EMAIL:tk@qualifepsychology.com

I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy in a private practice setting to individuals and couples. I also teach in the area of positive psychology and facilitate workshops.

Laura LaPiana, Psy.D.

5012 Chesebro Rd, Suite 100
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

WORK:310.924.1761

MOBILE:310.924.1761

FAX:818.699.6053

EMAIL:DeLaPiana@gmail.com

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice with a background in marriage, family', and child therapy. I have been working in the field of psychology for 27 years and specialize in addiction and compulsive behaviors. I have been trained in Emotionally, Focused, Therapy and use it primarily in my work with couples. Other areas of speciality and experience include the treatment of anxiety and mindfulness methods.

David Laramie, Ph.D.

9300 Wilshire Blvd., #520
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

WORK:310.913.4728

EMAIL:dlaramiephd@gmail.com

Leslie Leitner, MFT

1314 Westwood Blvd. #201
Los Angeles, CA 90024

WORK:310.712.1633

EMAIL:leslieleitner@aol.com

Linda Levinson, LCSW

1494 South Robertson Blvd., #203
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Mailing Address:
9854 National Blvd., #191
Los Angeles, CA 90034

WORK:310.202.0262

MOBILE:310.202.0262

FAX:310.277.0992

EMAIL:llevinson@sbcglobal.net

I provide outpatient psychodynamic psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples who want to enhance communication skills, reduce excess stress and anxiety, explore family dynamics, find a good work/life balance, and develop new relationships. I work with people from a variety of cultural, religious, spiritual and sexual orientations and beliefs. In my practice I provide psychotherapy to mental health professionals, people who work in the entertainment industry, and people who are involved in creative pursuits. I offer consultation to mental health professionals and provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefing to the Southern California business community. I see the goal of psychotherapy and counseling as increasing self esteem, solving parts of your life in which you feel stuck, and generally helping people feel better about themselves and increasing the joy in their lives.

Marie Lovdokken, Ph.D.

WORK:818.620.1765

EMAIL:malovdokken@yahoo.com

Aimee Martinez, Psy.D.

10444 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 403
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WORK:424.256.6242

EMAIL:aimee@draimeemartinez.com

"Finding the right therapist is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. There are a ton of options and it may take time to find the right one. The fit is most important and is unique to each individual. Once you take time and put in the effort to figuring out exactly which is right for you, you can feel comfort and gratification in the accomplishment of finding something that feels right for your particular personality and needs.” -Dr. Aimee Martinez

I am grateful for my Master’s and Doctorate education I received at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Westwood and my clinical training in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders from Phillips Graduate Institute and CLARE Foundation. During my pre and post-doctoral experience, I completed two years of training at the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA) where I received a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In addition to my private practice I am currently the Director of Clinical Relations for WILA and allows me to integrate my passion for social media, online/community connectedness and clinical practice.

Carole W. Morgan, Ph.D.

12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WORK:310.476.8101

MOBILE:310.283.0500

FAX:310.283.0500

EMAIL:cwmphd@ucla.edu

Lauren Moses, Psy.D.

2444 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA 90403

WORK:424.281.9433

EMAIL:laurenmosespsyd@gmail.com

Debra Neumann, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst

4905 Earlston Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20816

WORK:301.320.4446

EMAIL:debraneumann29@gmail.com

I completed my pre-doctoral internship at WILA in 1992. Currently in private practice of adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Bethesda, Maryland. Completed psychoanalytic training in 2013 at Contemporary Freudian Society Training Institute.

Howard Newman, Psy.D.

12301 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WORK:310.826.4999

FAX:310.820.0527

EMAIL:hnewmanpsyd@gmail.com

I have been licensed since 1998. I am a Senior Candidate at LAISPS. I also use hypnosis for discreet issues such as smoking cessation, weight loss, performance anxiety, test anxiety and more. In addition to my private psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice I am also an Individual/Group Therapist at Psychological Care and Healing Treatment Center located on Venice Boulevard.

Lisa Osborn, Psy.D.

WORK:310.828.7500

MOBILE:310.913.1760

FAX:310.828.7511

EMAIL:drosborn@drlisaosborn.com

Lisa Osborn, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and reproductive trauma. She also specializes in couple therapy and the adjustment to parenthood as well as issues faced in the workplace after the birth of a baby. She serves on the following Boards: Maternal Mental Health Now's Governing Council, which builds awareness of and support for mental health issues surrounding pregnancy and the postpartum period; the Los Angeles County Psychological Association as the 2016 President and the former Chair of its Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Wright Institute Los Angeles. She is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and the Wright Institute Los Angeles.

Regina Petterson, Psy.D.

11980 San Vicente Blvd., #701
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WORK:310.462.3134

Dr. Regina Petterson is a licensed Cinical Psychologist in Brentwood and has over 15 years of experience. She treats a wide range of issues utilizing psychodynamic psychotherapy and works on a sliding scale.

Stephen Phillips, Psy.D., J.D.

8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 334
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

WORK:310.275.4194

Dr. Stephen C. Phillips (PSY17868) is a licensed psychologist in Beverly Hills, California. He performs individual and couples therapy and practices criminal forensics. Dr. Phillips is a Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and a former member of the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee. In 2013, Dr. Phillips was appointed to the California Board of Psychology, the licensing and regulatory board for psychologists, by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. In 2016, he became President of the Board of Psychology. Dr. Phillips’ clientele is drawn from a variety of walks of life, including medical and legal professionals, people in the entertainment industry, those struggling with or recovering from chemical or behavioral addictions, members of the gay and lesbian community, late adolescent males, other psychotherapists, and persons seeking therapy as a result of criminal behavior. Dr. Phillips is a frequent forensic consultant and expert in criminal matters, primarily in federal court. Dr. Phillips enjoys faculty appointments at the California School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles and the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where he also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

Philip Pierce, Ph.D., D.D.S.

9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 215
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

WORK:310.248.2335

FAX:310.425.0901

EMAIL:drphilippierce@gmail.com

I'm a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Beverly Hills and I'm also a Lecturer at UCLA. The focus of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a specialty in treating anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, panic attacks, phobias, General Anxiety Disorder). In addition to my CBT training with noted OCD specialist, Dr. Jenny Yip, I completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychology at the Wright Institute. This allows more in depth treatment of psychological problems. I have given talks at both the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild of America on effective ways to handle stress and anxiety. Please check out more website for more information about my practice.

Tracy Pollack, Psy.D.

1460 7th St. Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401

WORK:310.845.6847

FAX:310.496.0271

EMAIL:tracy@tracypollack.com

Myra Pomerantz, Ph.D.

10444 Santa Monica Blvd., # 201
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WORK:310.403.1011

Paulene Popek, Ph.D.

10950 Sarbonne Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077

WORK:310.472.2061

MOBILE:310.597.2030

HOME:310.472.7063

FAX:310.472.7563

EMAIL:ppopek@netzero.com

Barbara Racy, Ph.D.

Brentwood Medical Plaza
11980 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 701
Los Angeles, CA 90049

WORK:310.922.1943

FAX:310.838.7165

EMAIL:racydr@gmail.com

Rebecca Romo, Psy.D.

5242 Katella Ave., Suite 202
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

P.O. Box 1405
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

WORK:562.293.3095

FAX:562.431.3200

EMAIL:romo3095@gmail.com

Dr. Romo specializes in treating Adult ADHD, mood, and anxiety disorders. She also enjoys writing and conducting trainings on Adult ADHD.

Laura Ruaro, Psy.D.

345 E Grandview
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

MOBILE:626.429.0942

EMAIL:ruarolaura@gmail.com

Erich Rueschenberg, Ph.D.

P.O. Box 2386
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Bonny Sham, Psy.D.

1328 Westwood Blvd #23
Los Angeles, CA 90024

WORK:310.203.1568

EMAIL:bonnysham@gmail.com

Scott Shapiro, Psy.D.

9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 670
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

WORK:310.712.3489

EMAIL:info@shapiropsyd.com

Margaret Sheehan, Ph.D.

12405 Venice Blvd., Box 341
Los Angeles, CA 90066

WORK:310.473.4909

MOBILE:310.473.4909

EMAIL:drmegsheehan@gmail.com

Kenneth Siegel, Ph.D.

2869 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

WORK:323.655.5596

FAX:323.655.2428

EMAIL:qbooks90210@gmail.com

Patrice Spinner, Ph.D.

1554 South Sepulveda Blvd., #207
Los Angeles, CA 90025

16055 Ventura Blvd., #1033
Encino, CA 91436

WORK:310.281.1913

MOBILE:310.612.4519

FAX:310.474.6333

EMAIL:drpspinner@msm.com

Vanessa Spooner, Psy.D.

3401 Glendale Blvd. Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90039

WORK:424.259.1565

EMAIL:vanessaspoonerpsyd@icloud.com

Gabrielle Taylor, Ph.D.

16 S. Oakland Ave., Suite 216
Pasadena, CA 91101

WORK:626.840.1015

EMAIL:gtaylorphd@gmail.com

Leigh Tobias, Ph.D.

462 N. Linden Drive, #334
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

WORK:310.247.1657

EMAIL:drltobias@gmail.com

Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the Infant Observation Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Center of California. She is currently President of the PCC. She serves as a Faculty member for the Wright Institute Los Angeles. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Clinic, Past President of The Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Institutes (CIPS), and past Secretary of the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC). Dr. Tobias maintains a full-time private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with adults and couples in Beverly Hills, CA.

Melissa Tufeld, Ph.D.

129 North Wetherly Drive, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

WORK:310.248.2311

EMAIL:mtufeld@aol.com

Ralph Weiss, MFT

10444 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90025

WORK:310.493.3746

EMAIL:ralphweiss.lmft@gmail.com

Laura Kathleen Williams, Psy.D.

935 Moraga Road, #215
Lafayette, CA 94549

MOBILE:925.586.9784

EMAIL:lkw1@stmarys-ca.edu

I have worked in college counseling for over 20 years as a Group Coordinator and Training Director, thus specialize in working with emerging adults. I am currently a 3rd year candidate at Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICPLA) and have an analytic practice in Lafayette, CA. I am an approved out of network provider for Anthem Blue Cross and Tricare.

Garret Wyner, Ph.D., Psy.D.

12944 Greenleaf Street
Studio City, CA 91604

MOBILE:818.744.4673

FAX:818.784.7922

EMAIL:garretwyner@mac.com

Garret Wyner, PhD, PsyD is a Philosopher, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor adjunct at the Chicago School of professional psychology, and post-seminar Clinical Associate at NCP. He has published numerous articles and lectured in philosophy, psychology, and spirituality.

Wyner’s therapeutic and research orientation is aimed at making sense of human suffering within the context of a deeper understanding of human goodness. In philosophy, he relies on Husserl’s early realist elucidation of experiential knowledge acquisition to show how we can acquire a vision of a Good worthy of our trust. In psychology, he relies on existential authors like Maslow, Frankl, and Buber to appreciate the unique value of each person as it unfolds within genuinely loving I-Thou relational contexts. In spirituality, he appeals to a religion of conscience that includes atheists and believers motivated by a spirit of love that can unite us instead of blind faith in dead forms that cannot.

 

 

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