Stephen A. Diamond

Psychologist, PhD

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Stephen A. Diamond

Psychologist, PhD


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Dr. Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D. a Psychological Corp
6535 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 647-4886

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Dr. Diamond has been practicing psychotherapy for 40 years and is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. He is the author of Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil and Creativity (1996), and contributed chapters to Meeting the Shadow (1990), Spirituality & Psychological Health (2005), Forensic Psychiatry:Influences of Evil (2006), Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion (2009), and Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling & Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2015). A former pupil and protege of existential psychoanalyst Rollo May, Diamond's unique treatment approach (Existential Depth Psychology) is a fusion of psychodynamic and existential therapy, with an emphasis on C.G. Jung's analytical psychology.
I have particular interest and expertise in the psychology of creativity, evil, spirituality, and anger/rage, and also in dealing with anxiety, depression, relationships, loss, embitterment, trauma, and various forms of existential crisis. I typically see patients once weekly; twice weekly when warranted. Psychiatric referral for psychopharmacology is provided if and when needed.
Medications, while helpful, sometimes necessary, and frequently recommended, are secondary in importance to psychotherapy, and I question suppressive treatments emphasizing biochemistry/neurology over psychology, brevity/superficiality over depth, comfort over consciousness, cognition over passion. Existential Depth Psychology (EDP) helps to redeem our "demons," embrace reality, find and fulfill our destiny.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $400
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY11404
  • School: Santa Clara U./Psychological Studies Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1982

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Existential Consultaton Group for Therapists

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Location

Dr. Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D. a Psychological Corp
6535 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 647-4886
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blocked Creativity
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Existential Depth Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Stephen A. Diamond, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles

Stephen A. Diamond

Psychologist, PhD