Dr. Daniel Kaushansky is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Westwood, Los Angeles. He primarily works with adults and adolescents, specializing in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and severe mood disorders.
Dr. Kaushansky is passionate about helping individuals understand the relationships, experiences, and sometimes the unconscious patterns that have shaped their lives. Through compassionate and collaborative exploration, Dr. Kaushansky’s goal is to help his patients build increased self-awareness and form new understandings of their past and present so they can feel good about the next chapter of their life. Dr. Kaushansky’s philosophy is grounded in psychodynamic theory, with an integration of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that can provide urgent symptom alleviation. Dr. Kaushansky has found this dual-approach most helpful in successfully decreasing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, and anger issues.
Prior to founding Kaushansky Psychology, Dr. Kaushansky worked as a Staff Psychologist with Los Angeles County Mental Health, providing diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention, and individual outpatient therapy to adults with complex psychological presentations, including chronic trauma, addiction, acute medical illnesses, and personality disorders.
Dr. Kaushansky holds additional certifications in both Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, and/or emotional dysregulation
Daniel Kaushansky is not in-network with any insurances.
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Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Daniel can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Los Angeles County Mental Health, 2015 - 2019
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2013 - 2015
Mount Sinai Morningside (NYC), 2012 - 2013
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2008 - 2012