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Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Office: 1106 S. Tremaine Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (213) 369-3955
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Profession: Registered Research Psychoanalyst, Medical Board of California
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Family and Couple's Counseling
Multi-cultural Counseling
Practice Description: Are you ready to work at a deeper level? Patients start healing when they are in a position to face themselves. For this, I am available to listen very carefully to what my patients say because experience and training have taught me that it is the patient's words which must lead the way. The focus is on the patient's speech, often on dreams, in order to guide an experience, which wants to restore meaning to the symptoms and thereby lead to healing.

Extensive training in Lacanian psychoanalysis as well as in a broad range of psychodynamic approaches have prepared me to welcome patients with a wide range of issues. They include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, eating problems, psychosomatic suffering, long term relationship challenges, traumatic experiences and difficult to name unhappiness.

In my practice, I receive people from many ethnic and religious backgrounds. I also have been very involved in work with the gay and lesbian communities. Treatment is offered in English, French and German. Patients with a different mother tongue have found that we can include it effectively in the treatment.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Adoption Issues
Alzheimer's Disease
Bipolar Disorder
Child Abuse
Chronic Physical Illness
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
HIV/AIDS-related Issues
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Adlerian
Art Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Music Therapy
Object Relations
Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
Latino American
Middle Eastern
Additional Languages: French
Some Spanish
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1994

Psy.D., New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2000
Registration #: RP76
Registered In: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: EMDR - Training
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Fee Schedule: Average fee: $ 175 - $250
Some Sliding Scale
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network Provider for most Plans
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Out-of Network Provider for most PPO Insurance Plans
Office Hours: 9 - 8

Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D., Psy.D., Registered Research Psychoanalyst, Medical Board of California in Los Angeles

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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(213) 369-3955

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Years in Practice:  11-15

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