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


11633 San Vicente Boulevard, #318B
Los Angeles, California 90049

(310) 442-5400

Lynne Oliva, Psy.D., M.F.T., is a graduate and faculty member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis with a private practice in Brentwood where she works with individual adults and couples.  Dr. Oliva also is a primary therapist at Bridges to Recovery, a private residential agency on the westside of Los Angeles, with an integrated treatment program devoted to psychological and psychiatric recovery and rehabilitation.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and art history.  Dr. Oliva has a background in both the performing and visual arts and works with artists and writers as part of her general practice.  She 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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