Cheryl B Lanktree, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
I completed an internship in clinical psychology at Yale University and postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, and am on faculty at the University of Southern California. I have co-authored two books with Dr. John Briere (2012; 2016) based on our treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT).
I provide professional training to therapists on Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C) an evidence-based treatment model developed by myself and Dr. Briere. I am also Project Director for the University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Call or Email Cheryl B Lanktree for a free phone consultation now - (213) 701-1149


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Manitoba
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: PSY 9995 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Lasting Effects of Child Abuse
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Complex Trauma Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016
Cheryl B Lanktree, PhD, Psychologist in Santa Monica

Cheryl B Lanktree

Psychologist, PhD