Alumni Directory

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


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

160 S. Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90212


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

4519 Admiralty Way, Suite B
Marina del Rey CA 90292


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




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



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

Suzanne Bauer, Psy.D.

60 E. Monroe Street, Unit 4205
Chicago, IL


Ilene Bell, Ph.D.

321 N Larchmont Blvd., Suite 820
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The Help Group
13130 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401




Kim Bergman, Ph.D.

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




Debra Brause, Psy.D.

11712 Moorpark Street, Suite 206
Studio City, CA 91604


Paula Bruce, Ph.D.

360 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 219
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

453 S. Spring Street, Suite 1122
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Dr. Paula Bruce and her staff of clinicians are located in Beverly Hills and DTLA. We offer psychotherapy for children, adults, couples and families, comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation and forensic evaluation for a range of legal matters. We offer services in English, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Tamil, Catalan, Hebrew and Farsi. We are a diverse, culturally sensitive and LGBTQ affirmative practice.

Jeanette Butler, Ph.D.


Molly Cahan, Psy.D.

11500 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Marie Cohen, Ph.D.

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



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.

Persila Conversano, Psy.D.

360 N. Bedford Dr. # 406
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


I am a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Beverly Hills. I work with adults, couples, children and their families. In addition to providing consultation and supervision of graduate level students, I serve as an assistant faculty and a member of the Infant Observation Committee at the Psychoanalytic Center of California.

Rebecca Crecraft, Psy.D.


Kim Davis, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1033
Encino, CA 91436


Gail Devlin Moradi, Ph.D.

3201 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 209
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Adrienne DiCamillo, Psy.D.


Deanie Eichenstein, Psy.D.

9016 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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.

Claudia Feldman, Ph.D.

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

WORK:424.371.5191 x105


Susan J Fisher, Psy.D.

Westwood Medical Plaza
10921 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Warner Plaza
21201 Victory Boulevard, Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91303


Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D.

13273 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 101
Studio City, CA 91604

4419 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 302
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist. She works extensively with adolescents and adults on issues of addiction, developmental trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, along with attachment and relational disorders, and dual-diagnosis issues such as personality disorders and self-harming behaviors. Lynne works with adults, and adolescents, offering individual therapy, family/couples therapy, supervision, and consultation. Lynne has a Certification in EMDR, and specializes in Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (AF-EMDR). Lynne is also certified as a practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model of Psychology (NARM), part of the NARM teaching team, completed Level I and II in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and utilizes an integration of psychodynamic therapy, somatic experiencing, psychobiology, and mindfulness in her clinical practice. In addition, Lynne is also a member of the Dr. Allan Schore study group focusing on advancements in Affect Regulation Theory and neuroscience, and is a certified Trauma Professional. Lynne was clinical supervisor and then clinical director at Insight Treatment Program, a dual-diagnosis mental health intensive outpatient program, over a six-year period. Lynne received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, completed two years of advanced training in psychoanalytic-psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, and trained at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program. Lynne is certified in addiction studies since 1996 and involved in the recovery community since 1992.

Lynne's newest venture is in partnership with Dr. Joanne Barron opening, "Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center", offering individualized outpatient treatment for trauma, addiction, and dual-diagnosis issues. Her passion is helping others to achieve recovery of body, mind, emotion and spirit in order to live healthy and fulfilling productive lives with greater connection to self and others, while balancing the joys of being a wife, mother and friend.

Lillian Gallay, Psy.D.

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


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.

Sharon Gardner, Psy.D.

9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA 90212





Ilana Giannini, LCSW

1033 Gayley Avenue, Suite 203
Westwood, CA, 90024


My private practice serves teenagers and adults, many of whom have histories of trauma. I am the Director of Group Therapies at WILA, where I have established groups for women with histories of trauma and, together with Women in Film, a group for women who have been subject to sexual predators at work. I also teach a class on treating complex trauma at WILA.

Jean Gitlin, Ph.D.

12015 Saltair Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049


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



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.

Kevin Gruenberg, Psy.D.

6310 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 415
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Ulla Grunnet, Psy.D.

864 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Valerie Jordan, Ph.D.

1562 Summerhill Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648


Dana Kiesel, Ph.D.

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


Carolina Korman, Ph.D.

Tami Krichiver, Psy.D.

QuaLife Psychology, LLC
6544 Ferguson Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220



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




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.

Leslie Leitner, MFT

1314 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Linda Levinson, LCSW

1494 South Robertson Boulevard, Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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




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.

Aimee Martinez, Psy.D.

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


"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.

Carol Mayhew, Ph.D., Psy.D.

11980 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 709
Los Angeles, California 90049


Supervising and Training Analyst, Faculty member, and Past-President at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, with specializations in contemporary psychoanalysis, attachment issues, and trauma and dissociation.

Nevena Mojsilovic, Psy.D.


Meghan Moody, Psy.D.

11500 W Olympic Blvd., Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90064

23801 Calabasas Rd., Suite 2036
Calabasas, CA 91302




Albert Morell, Ph.D.



I am a Lacanian clinical and research analyst in private practice. I am an international lecturer, and founder and delegate of the California Forum, affiliated with the Paris-based Internationale des Forums École de Psychoanalyse des Forums du Champ Lacanien (IF-EPFCL), with world-wide affiliations in 21 countries.

M. A. Psychology
M. A. English Literature/Philosophy

Lauren Moses, Psy.D.

2444 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA 90403

I am in private practice in Santa Monica, CA and see adolescents and adults with a variety of issues including eating disorders, trauma, addiction, grief and self-harm. I practice from a psychodynamic and somatic perspective.

Howard Newman, Psy.D.

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



Lisa Osborn, Psy.D.




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.

Glenn Peters, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 713
Encino, CA 91436

320 Arden Avenue, Suite 240
Glendale, CA 91203




I am both a Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1978. I have a significant amount of training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I was at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles for 2 years and also trained for 2 years at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS). I currently in a training program for two years in Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy (DEFT). DEFT is a short term psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Finally I have a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is primarily used to resolve trauma. I integrate EMDR with my psychoanalytic psychotherapy approach.

Regina Petterson, Psy.D.

11980 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 701
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Dr. Regina Petterson is a WILA graduate and has been in private practice for 16 years. She treats individuals utilizing a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment modality, and offers a sliding scale to those who cannot afford a full fee.

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

8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 334
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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.

Myra Pomerantz, Ph.D.

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


Paulene Popek, Ph.D.

10950 Sarbonne Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077





Barbara Racy, Ph.D.

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




Laura Ruaro, Psy.D.

455 South Spring Street, Suite 1122
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Dr. Laura Ruaro earned a Professional Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology from London Metropolitan University and is licensed as a Psychologist both in California (PSY 29974) and in the United Kingdom (PYL30741). Dr. Ruaro also completed a Postgraduate Fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles.

Dr. Ruaro works with adults, couples and families from the psychodynamic perspective, looking at the deep relational dynamics that are in the way of people moving forward and living a meaningful and fulfilled life. She has experience working with a wide range of issues, from depression and anxiety disorders to trauma, bereavement, relationship difficulties and life transitions. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is helpful for the treatment of symptoms of panic disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Ruaro has a special focus in Perinatal Psychology. She is passionate about preparing individuals and couples for the often-challenging transition to parenthood. She is trained to promote a healthy carer-and-baby relationship.

Dr. Ruaro is fluent in Italian and Spanish, as well as in English. She has lived in different countries and as such can help understand the impact of migration, interracial/intercultural/interfaith marriages, and acculturation challenges.

Alan Schonberger, Ph.D.

Worcester Court Clinic
225 North Main Street, G-370
Worcester, MA 01608



I've been working at a District and Superior Court Clinic evaluating defendants for Competency and Criminal Responsibility. I also evaluate patients for an involuntary substance use commitment.

Bonny Sham, Psy.D.

1328 Westwood Blvd #23
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Scott Shapiro, Psy.D.

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


Margaret Sheehan, Ph.D.

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



Vanessa Spooner (was Pawlowski when I was training at WILA), Psy.D.

3401 Glendale Boulevard, Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Hi, I'm Dr. Vanessa Spooner -- I have a private practice in east Los Angeles. I work primarily with adults in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I frequently blend other approaches, such as mindfulness meditation, dialectical behavioral therapy, and the trauma resiliency model in my therapeutic work. I specialize in working with creative people to explore their relationships, develop self-care practices, and lessen self-critical thoughts and anxiety. I guide people in doing emotional work in therapy that enhances their creative work.

As a former president of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) I am also very passionate about group psychotherapy. I run process groups for adults from a modern analytic approach to group work. I am an active member of the American Group Psychological Association (AGPA) and attend several group therapy trainings every year. Please refer to my website to see what groups I am currently running in my private practice.

Gabrielle Taylor, Ph.D.

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


Leigh Tobias, Ph.D.

462 N. Linden Drive, #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 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.

Laura Kathleen Williams, Psy.D.

935 Moraga Road, #215
Lafayette, CA 94549


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



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.

Mark Yates, Ph.D.

595 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 402
Pasadena, CA 91101






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