STEVE DEITELBAUM, L.C.S.W. License #LCS 14749
I view psychotherapy as an interactive process between the therapist and client; its purpose is multi-fold. It can provide you with opportunities for healing from early and recent trauma, and foster self-growth; it can help you discover what is blocking you from having satisfying and rewarding personal relationships, and it can help build your confidence and self-esteem. Psychotherapy can provide you with the opportunity to develop self-awareness, to gain insight into how you view the world and your participation in it, and how many of your early life experiences have shaped you in both positive and not so positive ways.
As a psychotherapist, I have 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. During this time, I have worked with adolescents, adults and older adults in individual, family and couples therapy. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and psychoanalytic, blending such theories as relational, intersubjective and self-psychology. I am experienced in providing crisis intervention and short and long term therapy.
I have been in private practice since 1990, working with a diverse group of people struggling with a variety of issues and concerns. I have also worked in the following settings, which have included Family Services of Los Angeles (a community mental health center), Kaiser Sunset Department of Psychiatry, the Santa Monica UCLA Family Practice Residency Program and Campion Mental Health Center, where I was the Director of Mental Health from 2005 to 2011. My roles in these settings have included clinician, educator, fieldwork instructor, clinical supervisor and director.
Area(s) of Specialty:
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Chemical Dependency, Marital and Relationship Problems, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, First Year Candidate in the Psy. D. Program
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, Certificates of Completion
UCLA School of Social Welfare, 1987, M.S.W.
UCLA, Psychology, 1985, B.S.