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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

Ilene Bell, Ph.D.

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

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

WORK:323.464.3823

MOBILE:213.448.7997

FAX:323.461.5771

EMAIL:drilenebell@gmail.com

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.

Persila Conversano, Psy.D.

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

WORK:310.205.0107

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.

WORK:813.421.0394

EMAIL:drrebeccacrecraft@gmail.com

Kim Davis, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1033
Encino, CA 91436

WORK:310.281.6645

EMAIL:drkimdavis@drkimdavis.com

Gail Devlin Moradi, Ph.D.

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

WORK:310.828.1800

EMAIL:moradi.devlin@gmail.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.

Ilana Giannini, LCSW

1033 Gayley Avenue, Suite 203
Westwood, CA 90024

WORK:310.266.1533

EMAIL:ilana.giannini.therapy@gmail.com

Currently working part time at WILA as Director of Group Therapies, and have opened a private practice in Westwood, CA. Strong interest in working with patients dealing with trauma and PTSD.

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.

Ulla Grunnet, Psy.D.

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

WORK:310.857.6622

EMAIL:ullagrunnet@yahoo.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.

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.

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.

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

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

WORK:310.207.9902

EMAIL:cwmayhew@gmail.com

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.

Albert Morell, Ph.D.

WORK:323.828.8675

MOBILE:323.828.8675

EMAIL:dralbertmorell@gmail.com

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.

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Lauren Moses, Psy.D.

2444 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA 90403

WORK:424.281.9433

EMAIL:laurenmosespsyd@gmail.com

Howard Newman, Psy.D.

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

WORK:310.826.4999

MOBILE:310.892.2402

EMAIL:hnewmanpsyd@gmail.com

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.

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

Laura Ruaro, Psy.D.

345 E Grandview
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

MOBILE:626.429.0942

EMAIL:ruarolaura@gmail.com

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

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.

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.

Mark Yates, Ph.D.

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

WORK:626.354.1562

MOBILE:626.354.1562

EMAIL:mcyatesphd@gmail.com

 

 

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Last updated 8/27/17 @ 12:10pm. Directory is updated weekly. To change or add information to your profile, please email alumni@wila.org