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Julie Armstrong, Psy.D.

4519 Admiralty Way, Suite B
Marina del Rey CA 90292


My primary practice area is civil forensic evaluation. I perform psychological evaluations and expert witness testimony in different civil court cases, and have been retained in cases across the nation. I am also an evaluator for the Board of Registered Nursing, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.

Nina Asher, Ph.D.

116 No. Robertson Blvd., Suite 901
Los Angeles, CA 90048



I have a private practice for over 30 years where I see individual adults and children of all ages. I do developmental consultation with parents of children through young adulthood.
I work psychodynamically and relationally. I am also a seasoned meditator (insight meditation) which is highly integrated into the work I do as a psychotherapist.

Kim Bergman, Ph.D.

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


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


Molly Cahan, Psy.D.

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


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.

Max Feirstein, Ph.D.

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


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.

Lilly Gallay, Psy.D.

864 South Robertson Blvd, Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA 90035


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



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


Phyllis Gillman, Ph.D.

Michele Gomes, Psy.D.

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

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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.

Lisa Grajewski, Psy.D.

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



Ulla Grunnet, Psy.D.

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


Judith Hyman, Ph.D.

16451 Dorado Dr.
Encino, CA 91436

Patrice Jacob, Ph.D.

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


Valerie Jordan, Ph.D.

1562 Summerhill Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648


Dana Kiesel, Ph.D.

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

Tami Krichiver, Psy.D.

4401 Central Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205



David Laramie, Ph.D.

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


Leslie Leitner, MFT

1314 Westwood Blvd., Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Linda Levinson, LCSW

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



After getting my MSW from UCLA, I completed the WILA postgraduate program in November 1979. I then began my private practice in Los Angeles where I work with adult individuals and couples from various ethnic, religious, spiritual, cultural and sexual orientations. Issues I help people with include anxiety, stress managment, work/life balance, time management, family dynamics, intimacy, communication and increasing their self esteem and self knowledge. I provide consultation to mental health professionals and critical incident stress debriefing to businesses and non-profit organizations.

Marie Lovdokken, Ph.D.


Carole W. Morgan, Ph.D.

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




Lauren Moses, Psy.D.

9300 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Debra Neumann, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst

4905 Earlston Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20816


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



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.

2730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Santa Monica, CA 90403



Lisa Osborn, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reproductive trauma and couples’ therapy. She serves on Maternal Mental Health Now's Training Institute, working to build awareness of mental health issues surrounding pregnancy and the postpartum period. Dr. Osborn is on the Board of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association serving as the 2016 President and former Chair of its Governmental Affairs Committee. She also specializes in couples' adjustment to parenthood and issues faced in the workplace after the birth of a baby. Dr. Osborn is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and the mother of two children.

Regina Petterson, Psy.D.

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


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

Stephen C. Phillips, JD, PsyD
8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 334
Beverly Hills, CA 90211



Dr. Stephen C. Phillips (PSY17868) is a licensed clinical 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. Dr. Phillips was appointed in 2013 to a three year term on the California Board of Psychology, the licensing and regulatory board for psychologists, by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. He was reappointed to the Board of Psychology by the Governor in 2016 to a four year term and currently serves as its President. 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. In addition, 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 on the Board of Directors as its Chairperson. Prior to entering clinical psychology, he was a partner in a Century City law firm. He is also a volunteer supervisor and instructor at a variety of community mental health agencies.

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

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



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



Paulene Popek, Ph.D.

10950 Sarbonne Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077


Barbara Racy, Ph.D.

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



Rebecca Romo, Psy.D.

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

P.O. Box 1405
Los Alamitos, CA 90720



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


Erich Rueschenberg, Ph.D.

P.O. Box 2386
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Bonny Sham, Psy.D.

1328 Westwood Blvd., Suite 23
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Scott Shapiro, Psy.D.

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


Margaret Sheehan, Ph.D.

1850 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025

601 W. Fifth St., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Kenneth Siegel, Ph.D.

2869 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064



Patrice Spinner, Ph.D.

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

16055 Ventura Blvd., #1033
Encino, CA 91436




Leigh Tobias, Ph.D.

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



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 also serves as Core Faculty member for Wright Institute Los Angeles. She is Past President of The Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Institutes (CIPS). She is 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


Ralph Weiss, MFT

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


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

12944 Greenleaf Street, Studio City, CA 91604





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