about us

Wellness Psychotherapy Clinic provides professional treatment for issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship conflict, stress, trauma, loss, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction, eating disorders, co-dependency, life transitions, aging, anger management, gender identity issues, parenting, ADHD, autism and immigration assessment.

 

Since life’s experiences and relationships influence the choices we make and result in daily challenges, Wellness Psychotherapy Clinic provides a safe, empathic environment for private self-reflection, development of insight, discussion and growth to make positive choices advancing ones life.

Wellness Psychotherapy Clinic is committed to providing support, understanding and reflection on past experiences, current challenges and symptoms in order to develop adaptive coping skills to improve quality of life by utilizing ones own internal and external resources and strengths.

 

We provide a comforting, nurturing, safe and confidential environment to facilitate positive growth and healing for individuals, couples and families.

 

With a sensitive and sincere respect for each individual’s experiences and challenges, we assist in developing deeper insight and a greater sense of well being through the implementation of effective life strategies.

Providing skills to increase self-awareness, in order to recognize triggers to stress, anxiety and life’s challenges, success in therapy is the ability to translate and implement awareness and apply new insight into daily life.

 

The therapy relationship is unique and tailored exclusively to each individuals needs. This process can clarify underlying feelings, uncover patterns and assist in accessing the unconscious.

 

When life’s darkness, pain and adversity arises, seeking professional help can feel uncomfortable and difficult, as the realization of truths and experiences often cause one to resist – but this is the time to allow a higher level of personal growth. Taking this step requires a willingness and courage to change.

 

When the obstacles, relationships and occurrences in our lives are too confusing and overwhelming, we are a welcoming place to explore services, resources and links that can assist in a collaborative road to recovery.

 

About Dr. Melody Levian

 

Dr. Melody Levian, Psy.D is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 23898).

 

With extensive training and experience working with adults, older adults, children, adolescents, couples and families, Dr. Levian specializes in working with clients who experience mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma, abuse, loss, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, life transitions, aging, self-esteem issues, identity issues, coping with life threatening illnesses, anger, addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, immigration and acculturation issues and parenting challenges.

 

Dr. Levian has had a wide range of experience in working with individuals ranging from childhood to late adulthood in various treatment settings including community mental health agencies, private practice settings, in-home settings, school based settings, hospitals, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

 

Dr. Levian received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA. She received her Masters of Arts degree and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, with an emphasis in individual, child, couple and family therapy. Dr. Levian completed her doctoral project on “The Psychosocial Impact of a Mother’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer on her Adolescent Daughter within Collectivist Cultures.” Dr. Levian was a recipient of the CSPP MHSA Fellowship and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

 

Dr. Levian began her clinical training at The Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Tarzana, California in which she provided behavior therapy for children with autism and various developmental disabilities as well as behavioral training for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Levian continued her clinical training at The Children’s Collective, Inc. in South Los Angeles, providing individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy and group therapy for children, adolescents, parents and families. Dr. Levian continued providing individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults as well as couple and family psychotherapy at the Julia Ann Singer Center at Vista Del Mar in Los Angeles. She also conducted a range of psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents with developmental, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Dr. Levian has provided individual, family and group psychotherapy for older adults at WISE & Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at WISE & Healthy Aging working with older adults. Dr. Levian was the Field Capable Clinical Services Program Director and Clinical Supervisor at WISE & Healthy Aging, collaborating with and overseeing a multi-disciplinary field-based treatment team providing services to older adults. Dr. Levian conducted intake assessments, developed treatment plans, provided individual therapy to older adults and supervised pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows.

 

Currently, Dr. Levian works with adults, older adults, children, adolescents, couples and families at the private practice Wellness Psychotherapy Clinic in Encino and Beverly Hills, California.

 

Therapy sessions are provided in English and Farsi.

 

What is a Psychological Assistant? A psychological assistant is someone who has completed most or all of the training necessary to become an independently practicing licensed psychologist, and is required to practice under the license of a licensed clinical psychologist.