Lynne Oliva, Psy.D., M.F.T.


11633 San Vicente Boulevard, #318

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tel: 310-442-5400

Lynne Oliva, Psy.D. LMFT, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and a Faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a private practice in Brentwood where she works with individual adults, couples, and families. Dr. Oliva has master’s degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Art History, and a background in both the performing and visual arts.  She has a special interest in working with artists and writers as part of her general practice. Dr. Oliva has published articles on art and psychoanalysis and is currently working on a book on art, desire, and the unconscious.


Individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

Couples and families

Artists and writers


Psy. D., Psychoanalysis, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, California, 2012

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, 1996

M.A., Art History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985

B.A., English Literature, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1978


“Music at an Exhibition: Gustav Klimt’s Drawings at the Getty Museum”, International, October 11, 2012

“Art Lust: Desire and the Work of Picasso and Klimt”, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Fall 2007

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