Daniel  Kaushansky

Daniel Kaushansky

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, afternoon, & evening appointments in Westwood practice (updated July 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues
  • Men's issues
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Deciding to enter therapy can be a challenging decision. The idea of talking about things that you may be struggling to understand yourself can feel daunting and intimidating.

People often ask, “how does therapy work?” Well, much of our daily life is rushed and focused on the needs of others. Therapy is a space that gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself. It’s a time where you can slow down, process, and make sense of the parts of your life that feel messy or cause stress.

By sharing my understanding of your concerns with the respect and thoughtfulness that it deserves, I hope to not only help you find insight and relief from these stressors, but achieve more gratifying relationships with yourself and others.

Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and the right fit is essential for meeting your therapeutic goals. I’m happy to provide complimentary phone consultations to answer any questions you might have, and see if I’m the right person to be of help to you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Daniel Kaushansky is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)

Therapist's note

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.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Westwood practice

10850 Wilshire Boulevard

#1175

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hours

  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English