Dr. Todd Adamson (PSY23750)
Choosing a therapist is an important process, and making sure you connect with the right therapist can certainly affect your therapy experience. I think if you asked people that I’ve worked with, they would say that I set a tone that is straightforward, practical, and relaxed, allowing for the process of therapy to flow naturally.
I work with adults, families and teens on issues such as depression, anxiety (including specific phobias such as fear of flying, heights, elevators, and public speaking), life-work balance, trauma, relationships, addictions, ADHD, Autism and parenting.
My clinical approach is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Family Systems. Generally, this means that I help to identify the thoughts running through our heads that lead to feelings of anxiety, stress or depression. From there, we work together to change or adjust these patterns of thinking to be more balanced and helpful. I also work with adults and families to identify patterns and dynamics that lead to unhealthy interactions and work to change these patterns through a variety of techniques that are based on the most current and empirically-supported methods. I am a Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy and certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
In addition to my practice, I am the Associate Medical Director of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Science 37, a clinical trials company in Playa Vista, that creates greater access to cutting-edge treatments through the use of technology. I have also served as a research associate at the Long Beach VA, where I was the primary therapist on a Department of Defense study treating PTSD in veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. Lastly, I have served as adjunct faculty at Antioch University and the USC School of Social Work.
I completed my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles and received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Amy Kim
Dr. Amy Kim (PSY28181) is a clinical psychologist who earned her B.A. from Columbia University in NYC and M.A. and Psy.D. from Pepperdine University. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional problems, eating disorders and relationship and identity issues. Dr. Kim has trained at numerous universities including UCLA, USC, UC Santa Cruz and LMU, and is skilled at helping people with the challenges of being present in today’s fast-paced, pressured and often stressful world. As a mindfulness expert, Dr. Kim frequently presents at corporations and organizations to help professionals cultivate mindfulness in their lives.
To learn more about Dr. Kim, visit dramykim.com.