Desy Safán-Gerard

Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD

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Desy Safán-Gerard, PhD, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Venice
(310) 945-2685 Website

Desy Safán-Gerard

Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD


Location

502 Rialto Ave
Venice, California 90291
(310) 945-2685

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I have over 40 years of experience treating individuals, couples & groups. As a painter and psychoanalyst, I am especially able to help creative people deal with the difficulties inherent in creative work and achieve their full potential. Relationship problems can affect creative work and difficulties with work can impact relationships. I have written, presented and published papers on psychopathology, and on the creative process. My latest paper, "Victims of Envy," was published in the Psychoanalytic Review in June 2019 and my book on creativity, Chaos & Control, was published by Routledge in 2018.

I have also started an "Expanding the Limits II" experience with an eclectic group of people engaged in various creative pursuits that meets once a week in my Venice studio. The goal is to understand and overcome the main obstacles to creativity. Please feel free to write or call with questions. For more information see my Amazon Author page.

One of the unique features of my work is to enable patients in various fields to bring in the work they are having trouble with to discuss it as part of their treatment.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: UCLA
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License and State: PSY4772 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bill with details provided for patients to submit
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: California / Training/Supervising Analyst
  • 2000
  • Degree: California / PhD
  • 1974

Location

502 Rialto Ave
Venice, California 90291
(310) 945-2685

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative blocks in any field
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: French and Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020
Desy Safán-Gerard, PhD, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Venice

Desy Safán-Gerard

Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD