Cia Foreman, Ph.D.
Los Angeles, California 90048
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- Relationship issues
- Gay & Lesbian Issues
- Gender Issues
- Loss or Grief
- Men's Issues
- Trauma & PTSD
- Women's Issues
About My Practice
Respecting how difficult it can be to walk into a room to meet a stranger and talk about the things that concern you, your fears and desires, my approach is compassionate, thoughtful, direct, down-to earth, and most importantly, centered on our collaborative efforts.
My practice in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is focused on helping adults who are experiencing anxiety or depression, feeling the effects of sexual or other trauma, having difficulties with relationships, self-esteem, making successful life transitions, or who find themselves paralyzed in their creative work or in their day-to-day life.
Since you're considering therapy, you know something in your life needs to change. You may find yourself struggling to understand why you're feeling discouraged, upset, fearful, anxious or depressed, or having problems with relationships. Your usual ways of finding solutions to what's troubling you don't seem to be working right now, and despite your best efforts, you aren't able to solve things on your own.
Working together we can recognize and understand what's getting in the way of your ability to make lasting changes in your life. We'll sort out what underlies these distressing repetitive patterns so that you'll be able to make positive choices, to feel more alive, and to feel more accepting of yourself and connected with others.
Please feel free to contact me for a no-charge phone consultation so we can both see if we might be a good fit.
I am a licensed psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience, and now practice in Los Angeles.
My early training included working in hospital settings, at a community clinic for sexually abused adolescents, at the Veterans Administration, and at private clinics with adults. After receiving my doctoral degree, and while establishing my private practice, I worked at Stanford University counseling undergraduates individually and in groups, and later facilitated support groups at the Stanford University School of Business.
For the past 20 years, I have taught courses, been a guest lecturer, and supervised psychology interns in various graduate school programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have taught continuing education for licensed clinicians through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and am a faculty member and supervisor in the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. I have been providing private consultation to licensed clinicians for over 15 years, and from 2002-2012, I supervised residents in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine at Stanford University.
Years in Practice
Psychoanalyst, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
M.A., Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Member and Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Retired Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Faculty and Supervisor, Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program
Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association
Accepting New Clients