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Eliot Altschul(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
WashingtonCaliforniaNew YorkOregon
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics-

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Professional statement

Dr. Eliot Altschul is a Licensed Psychologist located in California. Dr. Altschul is passionate about helping LGBTQ individuals learn more about their mental health and take steps towards feeling more secure in who they are. Dr. Altschul also works with men who would like to process through the masculine identity or who feel conflicted with their daily lives. Many of Dr. Altschul’s clients feel anxiety that impacts their relationships, work, and ability to relax.

In sessions with Dr. Altschul, clients will discover what thought patterns exist in their minds. By either accepting these thought patterns or altering them, clients start to build self-compassion. Dr. Altschul believes that all individuals have strengths and they can harness these strengths to boost their mood or mental health. By providing a safe space to explore barriers to happiness, Dr. Altschul support clients determine their goals and work towards those goals.

Dr. Altschul earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, Dr. Altschul supports clients of all identities in building self-love and finding a sense of worthiness.

Message to clients

I like to think of therapy as a journey of inner exploration and I am along as a guide. I believe that therapy is most effective when it is a combination of intellectual understanding and emotional experience. In that regard, it feels like your feelings are our road signs that we are in the right track to self-growth. I try to not have a specific agenda going into sessions, but rather to go where it is you feel like you need to go at that time. I believe that it is my role to create a safe space for you to express and explore whatever it is that is inside you. Compassion is key, and cultivating self-compassion is one of the most important elements of therapy. I look forward to helping you explore and become more self-aware and self-compassionate!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 31 years

University of Portland, Associate Director of Counseling and Training
Clark College, Director Health and Counseling Center
Evergreen Behavioral Health, Psychologist
West Maui Counseling Center, Psychologist
Humboldt State University, Director of Training
George Washington University, Staff Psychologist
Ministry of Child and Family Development, Psychologist, Director of Training
Emory University, Psychologist, Group Coordinator
St. Luke's Hospital , Supervising Psychologist
Hunterdon Medical Center, Coordinator, Outpatient Psychological Services

California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D., 1993
Boston University, B.A., 1982


Oregon: 2891 - Washington: PY60471057 - California: 23727 - New York: 012794




LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


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

Locations & Hours

available for teletherapy in California, Oregon, Washington State, and New York.


  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note