1555 Sunset Blvd, Unit C

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(914) 230 - 0897

©2019 by Hillside Trauma Psychology

APPROACH

We believe that the relationship patterns we develop as children, which at the time were highly adaptive, can become rigid and inflexible in adulthood. In our experience, this inflexibility is what typically leads to psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and feeling "stuck" or "out of control."This is why we believe that change occurs within the therapeutic relationship, in which we learn new ways to relate to ourselves and others, and find safety in being truly seen and heard by another.

Therapy is not about "fixing" you, but about building awareness of old patterns, uncovering long suppressed needs, and creating intention and autonomy in the choices you make. 

Although our clinicians hail from different backgrounds and have varied training emphases, we are aligned in our treatment philosophies and ultimate mission to help you contact your authentic self, experience true compassion, and in doing so experience more fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

Clinical Interests and Specialties

The following is not a comprehensive list, but outlines the majority of our specialties:​

  • Complex/Relational trauma and PTSD

  • Grief and Loss

  • Borderline personality spectrum disorders (BPD)

  • Self-harm, cutting, suicidal thoughts

  • Dissociative disorders 

  • Low self-esteem and Identity confusion

  • Transition and Phase of Life concerns

  • Disordered eating

  • Depression and Mood Disorder

  • Anxiety and Panic

  • Anger/Rage management
  • Relationship conflict
  • Codependency
  • Boundary-setting, assertiveness
  • Parenting challenges

Treatment Modalities

We integrate various evidence-based treatment modalities into our practice, tailoring treatments to the needs of each specific client:

  • Attachment-based approaches:

    • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic therapy

  • Mindfulness-based approaches:

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Body-focused approaches:

    • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

    • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

  • Skills-based approaches:​

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming