Sharon Gardner

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
(424) 256-0815

Sharon Gardner

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

9777 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 807
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(424) 256-0815
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon To help patients navigate the hardships of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I will provide therapy via online platforms or regular phone sessions.

About

I want to help people discover, think about, give meaning to, and find compassion for, alienated parts of themselves that are repressed and forbidden, containing unmet needs, historic conflicts, and unfulfilled dreams. Reunion with these parts can help people better understand their current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings and develop options for changing old patterns in their relationships with themselves, partners, and work that were once effective defenses against psychological pain. Therapy helps us become more fully alive, creative, connected to others, and free to be ourselves with less, and perhaps more realistic, fear-- individually, in our families, cultures, and society.
I conceptualize patients from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective, which means discovering how childhood conflicts are re-enacted in relationships, work circumstances, and perceptions of self and experiences in the world. However, I'm not a purist and use cognitive-behavioral methods and family and couple systems theory for correlated problems.
I'm a Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist. I study new research and renew my knowledge about the renowned theories of the past that have particular meaning for me. I learn from my patients as well! Specialties: couples (including bi-cultural couples), eating disorders, substance addiction, adult survivors of abuse.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIPA | College Health IPA
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY19907
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2002

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CA / MFC35000 (MFT)
  • Certificate Date: 1998

Location

9777 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 807
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(424) 256-0815
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Sharon Gardner

Psychologist, PsyD