Given that I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, one might deduce that I am very intelligent and really good at what I do. Of course, there are other possibilities like I'm a glutton for punishment or just another ordinary obsessive over-achiever. The point is that credentials and education are but one important factor that go into making a good psychotherapist. I strive to NOT make assumtions, but to listen, understand, respect, be sensitive yet objective and flexible, tailoring the treatment to the needs of my patient instead of the other way around.
I'm trained both in shorter and longer term psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic psychotherapy respectively). Short term work identifies problems, consequences and solutions. Longer term work is a journey into understanding the nature/origin of repetitive destructive patterns, consequences, healing, repairing damage and, developing new constructive thought and behavior patterns.
I work with Adults Couples and Adolescents, . (Caucasion, Asian, Hispanic, Af. American) I treat depression, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic attacks, anxiety disorders, crisis situations, addiction/ substance abuse, Couples and relationship issues. Finally, I take my profession seriously and treat my patients with dignity and respect .
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Pine Psychological Services, Inc. now - (310) 275-1867


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Loyola
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: PSY16970 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Cambridge Graduate School / Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1991
  • Certificate: Psychoanalytic Center CA / Psychoanalytic Program
  • Certificate Date: 1997


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Forensic Issues and Conflict Resolution
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015

Pine Psychological Services, Inc.

Psychologist, PhD, MFT