I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice primarily in Beverly Hills as well as Encino. I have been practicing psychotherapy for nearly 20 years. I have also been a clinical supervisor to intern therapists who I train and educate for over 5 years. I have found being a clinical supervisor is important in not only that I help newer therapists develop, but it also forces me to keep honing my own skills further. In addition, I have hosted radio shows about psychology including the Dr. Michael Show on AM radio as well The Dr. Michael Whitman Show more recently on LATalkRadio.com.
In my experience, two very important aspects to successful psychotherapy are therapist empathy and insight. Being an empathic therapist helps my clients to accept themselves more completely. My insight helps client understand themselves, their patterns, and their past more thoroughly. As the client learns greater self-acceptance and gains insight, symptoms such as depression and anxiety often diminish and progress towards goals can occur.
I am dedicated to what I do, am thoroughly committed to helping my clients clarify and achieve their goals, and maintain an environment of respect and comfort. I work with people that are dealing with a variety of challenges in their lives and help my patients examine key aspects of their past experiences that may affect their present lives. I have seen therapy improve the quality of clients’ relationships, work, and overall life, often experiencing my clients’ energy becoming channeled into more gratifying relationships, work, and play.
I invite you to look around my website. I enjoy receiving emails and phone calls, so please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or to set up your free initial consultation.