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, LGBTQIA affirmative therapy.

Sometimes it can feel as if we have a tangled knot of thoughts and feelings trapped inside our minds. I see the purpose of therapy as taking that tangled knot, smoothing it out, and holding 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 children in foster care, 9/11 first responders in NYC, people on a psychiatric inpatient unit, and individuals in many walks of life doing their best to manage emotional pain. I have worked in some of the top hospitals in NYC and LA, including New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, Mount Sinai, and Kaiser Permanente. You can see my full CV here.

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.


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

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

Dr. RYan Witherspoon

Specialties: poly/open-affirmative therapy, kink affirmative therapy, LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, depression, anxiety, personality patterns.

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 utilizing 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. You can see my full CV here.

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