Therapists

Liz Gustafson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, PSY29510

Liz Gustafson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, PSY29510

Dr. liz gustafson

Specialties: trauma, toxic relationships, anxiety, creative and entrepreneurial work stress.

Sometimes it can feel as if we have a tangled knot of thoughts and feelings trapped in our minds. I see the purpose of therapy as having an ally by your side to help you untangle that knot, smooth it out, and hold it up to the light to gain clarity and peace.

Before opening my practice, I spent two years taking calls and training operators at a suicide hotline. I went on to work with foster kids, 9/11 first responders, women on a psychiatric inpatient unit, and low-income families in a community mental health clinic. I trained in some of the NYC and LA top hospitals, including New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, Mount Sinai, and Kaiser Permanente.

My style is collaborative, and I share with you my understanding of your unique psychological processes to deepen your understanding of who you are and what you need out of life.

I incorporate psychodynamic therapy, dialetical behavior therapy, solution focused psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness practices to customize a treatment that meets your individual needs.

I am LGBTQIA affirming and have experience working with clients in poly/open relationships.

Contact information: lizgustafsonphd@gmail.com, (323) 963-3335.


Jomana Sweiss, PsyD., Psychological Assistant PSB94024495

Jomana Sweiss, PsyD., Psychological Assistant PSB94024495

Dr. Jomana Sweiss

Specialties: anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, toxic relationships, health stress, couples therapy, DBT skills group therapy.

I am passionate about helping you move through painful emotional experiences into healthier, healed spaces.

We will create a collaborative therapy that is honest and compassionate. Together, we will embrace your emotional, physical, spiritual, and cultural qualities. Our treatment will include elements of psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, and dialectical and cognitive behavioral techniques (DBT and CBT) to customize therapy to whom you are and what you want to get out of our time together.

I respect and value diversity. In my various clinical positions, I have provided treatment to socioeconomically and culturally diverse individuals and couples with varying sexualities and gender identities.

I previously worked at a drug treatment center, a community mental health agency, a private practice specializing in serving minority women with trauma histories, a Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and a geriatric mental health program. Through these experiences, I have provided individual and group therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and chronic pain.

Currently, I am receiving post-doctoral training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Rose City Center. I am also being supervised by Dr. Liz Gustafson while I complete California state licensing requirements.

Contact information: drjomanasweiss@gmail.com, (623) 866-5650

I am in the process of starting a Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group. Contact me to learn more.


Ryan Witherspoon, Ph.D., Psychological Assistant, PSB94024235

Ryan Witherspoon, Ph.D., Psychological Assistant, PSB94024235

Dr. RYan Witherspoon

Specialties: couples therapy, depression, anxiety, poly/open-affirmative therapy, kink affirmative therapy, LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, personality disorders, tele-health/video therapy.

My passion is helping people navigate the complexities of life and relationships. Everyone has their own unique story, and my goal is to help each client become the director of their own story by empowering them to take charge of their life.

I strive to create an atmosphere of warmth, safety, and curiosity in therapy. We will work together to help you make greater sense of your life and improve how you feel.

My training and expertise includes working with adults, couples, and families using psychodynamic, family systems, and mindfulness-based approaches, among others.

I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. In addition, I have Masters degrees in clinical and general psychology from Alliant and Pepperdine University, respectively. I am being supervised by Dr. Liz Gustafson while I complete licensing requirements. I am also receiving post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In addition, I am currently co-authoring with Dr. Richard Sprott a book for therapists on working with kinky people and communities, which is due out in Summer 2020.

Appreciation of each person’s unique cultural context is very important to me, and I have experience working with people of many diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and spiritual beliefs.

I look forward to seeing what we can discover together.

Contact information: ryanwitherspoon@gmail.com, (626) 559-0939

I offer telehealth / video therapy to people located in California.