Meredith Levy is a psychotherapist in West Los Angeles, California. Meredith has worked with many different populations, and feels most at home working in addiction, personality disorders, mood disorders and helping people improve executive functioning. She is committed to meeting clients where they are and believes in providing a very individualized and personalized treatment plan. Meredith has a hands-on approach and believes that accountability can be an essential part of change. Her approach is interactive and focused on making changes in order to have a better quality of life.
Meredith is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is currently working on her DBT Certification. DBT is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Zen Buddhism. CBT works with the interconnection of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and the Zen piece focuses on acceptance AND change, as well as mindfulness.
Meredith worked with inner-city youth as a bi-lingual therapist for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County. Not only has Meredith worked at a variety of different drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout California, she was also the co-founder of a large treatment facility in Northern California.
Meredith's extensive education and background as an attorney and an MBA gives her a unique perspective and a fresh approach to elevating personal growth. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor and believes that the spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of the self are important components of the therapeutic process.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
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)
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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Years of Experience: 14 years
Westside DBT, Clinical Therapist , 2012 - Present
Passages Treatment Center, Clinical Therapist, 2010 - 2012
LA Child's Guidance Clinic, clinical therapist, 2007 - 2011
The Canyon, Resident assistant , 2007 - 2008
Center for Healthy Sex, Intern, 2007 - 2008
Creative Care, resident assistant , 2006 - 2006
Antioch University, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2008
Pepperdine School of Law, JD, 2001
Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine School, MBA, 2001
University of San Diego, BA in Business Administration , 1996