Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD

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Andrea F Polard, PsyD, Psychologist in Westwood
(310) 879-5949 Website

Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD


LA Center
520 Sepulveda Blvd
# 201
Westwood, California 96137
(310) 879-5949
Other Location +

Additional Location

Malibu, California 90265
(310) 879-5949

Fast alle meine deutschen Landsleute sprechen und verstehen Englisch. Dennoch ist es sehr hilfreich eine deutschsprachige Therapeutin zu haben, weil wir tiefer in Probleme eindringen, wenn wir unsere Muttersprache benutzen. Ich bin in der BRD aufgewachsen und habe auf der FU in Berlin Diplom-Psychologie studiert. Mein Schwerpunkt mit Klienten war Familien- und Kindertherapie. In den USA habe ich mich dann auf Erwachsene mit Traumata, Angst, Depression, Beziehungskonflikten und Coabhaengigkeit spezialisiert. Ausserdem unterstuetze ich Kuenstler und Entertainer, da ich selber Buchautorin bin und ueber 70 Artikel veroeffentlicht (PT).

Wir kommon alle mit dem Gefuehl der Ganzheit in diese Welt. Unser Bewusstsein darueber kann geblockt und unser Vertrauen verloren gegangen sein. Ich biete konkrete Lösungen fuer Paare an, Achtsamkeitspraktiken, Klarheit über komplexe Probleme und Strategien zur Flexibilität. Meine Schwerpunkte also Autorin sind Gesundheit, Selbstvertrauen, Glück und Erfolg.

Ich lade Sie ein in mein ruhiges Buero mit einfachem! Parken. 100% privat und vertrauensvoll. Wenn noetig, kann man in Topanga an der Kueste (Malibuseite) das oeffentliche Auge komplett vermeiden. Niemand muss alleine leiden. Niemand muss depressiv sein. Es gibt immer Wege der Heilung und Strategien zum Erfolg. Ich freue mich auf Ihren Anruf oder Email.

Welcome! --- Ideally, my clients share their lives' issues courageously, are determined to overcome their suffering and become their best selves. Humans are especially vulnerable so you, like many, have wounds to heal. You might suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness, burn-out, weight or sleep problems. You might harbor pain about who you are. Causes vary and may be due to loss, transitions, trauma, abuse, neglect, culturally assigned roles or lacking health behaviors. Besides wanting to heal yourself and your relationships, you might want to focus your mind or discover inner peace and mental clarity.

I founded the integrative approach of ZPT, using methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Psychology, Positive psychology, and the wisdom traditions. I listen compassionately, engage actively, build communication skills, offer straight-forward solutions when possible, help clarify matters, and foster flexibility. Therapy is not just talk but practice.

While I am also an author and blogger for PT, I always wanted to be a psychotherapist. After all these years, I still love the process of becoming. It never ceases to amaze me how, within the therapeutic connection, people change, become healthier, empowered, and open to the world. My office is warm and privacy guaranteed. I am looking forward to your call.

Puedo hablar espanol, pero no esta muy buen. :)

Je peux parler francais, mais n'est pas tres bien. :)


  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • School: Freie University of Berlin
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: PSY 17098 California


  • Cost per Session: $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal

Andrea F Polard's Groups

Zen for Everybody

Zen is a simple way of life that is accessible to everybody, especially as it connects to psychology. Zen Psychology (ZP) can be used as a therapy (ZPT), but the Sunday group is strictly for people who wish to have a community to meditate, exchange ideas, learn how to implement Zen insights, practice compassion and drink tea together. While I lead the group with a brief talk, this group is an open circle of equal members. Donations welcome. In lineage with Bernard Silvers, former president of the LA Zen Center, Maezumi Roshi.

More about this group


LA Center
520 Sepulveda Blvd
# 201
Westwood, California 96137
(310) 879-5949
Other Location +

Additional Location

Malibu, California 90265
(310) 879-5949
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • College Transition
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Happiness and Awareness
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: (French and Spanish are rusty, but useful), French, German and Spanish
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Zen Psychology Therapy
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Online Counseling


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Professional Connections

Andrea is a skilled master of the consulting room, using her Zen wisdom to encourage healthy transformation.
Mr. Kane Phelps, MA, LMFT, CT
Mr. Kane Phelps, MA, LMFT, CT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Andrea F Polard, PsyD, Psychologist in Westwood

Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD