Carol Waisman, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marina Del Rey
Are you uncomfortable in social situations, or experiencing conflict in important relationships? Do you struggle with unwanted habits? My practice is dedicated to assisting you to resolve emotional and behavioral issues that interfere with optimal functioning. By acquiring tools to help manage your moods and feelings, you can loosen compulsive patterns and achieve greater self-acceptance. I work collaboratively with my clients and strive to develop a partnership that begins with listening.
Primarily, I provide in-depth psychotherapy for individuals. I also offer marital counseling and couples therapy to defuse conflicts and to reinvigorate relationships; addiction treatment and addiction recovery (12-Step compatible); social anxiety treatment to normalize shyness, introversion and high sensitivity, and self-care strategies for navigating relationships.
I wrote my doctoral dissertation, "Standing With Shyness," to depathologize shyness and to deeply respect the natural temperament of each individual. I have taught graduate level "Substance Abuse Diagnosis and Treatment" and am trained in hypnotherapy and gestalt therapy which I find particularly helpful in working with clients.
Call or Email Carol Waisman for a free phone consultation now - (310) 912-3021


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Wisconsin
  • Year Graduated: 1970
  • License No. and State: LCS 6290 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Shield
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCS 6290 Board of Behavioral Science


  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Self Esteem


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Peer Relationships
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Gay Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Addiction Recovery
  • EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017
Carol Waisman, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marina Del Rey

Carol Waisman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW