Debra Brause, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles: Studio City
When we live a life of reflection, we open ourselves to the rich depths of life’s possibilities. We move away from the needless suffering of unresolved pain. I help my clients examine the intricacies of their minds and relationships in a warm, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. I help them make sense of their lives and their histories to understand how they impact their current challenges. Together we build a refuge where strengths are discovered and life becomes more joyful.
My training is a blend of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment theory. However, my style always depends on the needs of my clients and the relationship we create.
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons: to alleviate suffering, to understand oneself better, to mourn, to forgive, to develop more fulfilling relationships. Sometimes it is to rediscover oneself again or even to find the self that was never really born.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples, focusing on issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and artistic struggles. I also work with parents of children with special needs, both individually, and at a local elementary school.