C. Buf Meyer, Ph.D.

Office address & phone number:

921 Westwood Blvd.  Suite 215

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 475-3354

Dr. Meyer is a psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA.   She has a website (EmotionalDetective.com) that explains how feelings “work,” blending contemporary psychoanalytic theory with scientific research.

Area(s) of Specialty:

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women’s Health
  • Sexual Problems and Abuse
  • Work Stress
  • ­Individual and Couples
  • Adults and Adolescents

License Number/Educational Background: 

California License # PSY12240

1975 – 1979   B.A. Oberlin College, Highest Honors in Psychology.

1980 – 1988   Ph.D. from UCLA in Clinical Psychology, Graduate Woman of the Year

1997 – 2005   Psy.D. from the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Psychoanalysis


Meyer, C.B. (2008) Book review of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A new Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children. Clinical Update, 37, 8

Meyer, C.B. (2005) A Note on Infertility. The Los Angeles Psychologist, 19(1).    8

Rapkin, A.J., Meyer, C. B and Reading A. E. (1989) Cognitive processing and premenstrual syndrome.  Fertility and Sterility. 52. 15-19.

Meyer, C.B. and Taylor, S.E. (1986). Adjustment to rape. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 50. 1226-1234.

Borys, D. S., Meyer, C.B., Falke, R.L & Sonne, J. (1986). Dynamics of Treatment Groups for Victims of Therapist Misconduct. In A. Burgess & C. Hartman (Eds.) Series in Sexual Medicine: Vol. 4. SexualExploitation of Clients by Health Professionals, 178-184.

Stone, C.B. and Meyer, C.B. (1985). Psychologicalaspects of lower urinary tract dysfunction. In D.R.Ostergard (Ed.), Gynecologic Urology andUrodynamics. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

Sonne, J., Meyer, C.B., Borys, D. and Marshall, V.(1985). Clients’ reactions to sexual intimacy.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 55. 183-189.

Meyer, C.B. The development of girls’ sex-role attitudes. (1980) Child Development. 51. 508-514.


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