Ron  Gad

Ron Gad

PhD
California Accepting Online
Beverly Hills Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 2, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Entertainment psychology
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Postpartum identity
  • Relationships
  • Professional identity
  • Impostor syndrome

Professional statement

Dr. Ron Gad has created a specialized private practice that centers around professional and personal identity. He has often discussed the importance of finding a therapist that is a perfect match – both in personality and style as well as in the area of focus. He believes that it is too hard to be everything to everyone, so he has found his specialty and developed his purpose as a therapist, and he aspires to help you do the same in your personal and professional life.

Ron helps clients discover and develop a strong sense of self - relationally, professionally, and personally. He centers his practice on the notion of identity. Who are you, really, and how can you be most true to yourself? The biggest struggles people face are when they attempt to live up to what others expect of them or even who they THINK they SHOULD be. His philosophy is entirely about helping you be who you are... not to change you into someone else.

Ron is a depth psychotherapist that believes that you are experiencing anxiety or depression or unfulfillment as a result of all of your experiences - from childhood through this very moment. Together you will dig through all of it to help you make sense of why you feel anxious, or why you're not happy, or why you can't acknowledge the accomplishments that are clear to everyone around you. Through this deeper look at who you have been and the patterns you have fallen into, you will gain insight and understanding into why you are who you are, and how to tap into the best version of yourself.

Dr. Ron is a husband, a father, and a former businessman turned psychotherapist. He obtained a Dual BA in English and Education with minors in Religious Studies and Philosophy, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He is a researcher and published author that focuses on how people find meaning and purpose in their lives. He is currently publishing a series of books on the way people connect to art, media, and technology as a means of finding answers in their own lives.

He is a practicing therapist in Beverly Hills, a clinical supervisor and teacher for pre-licensed therapists, and director of the thriving Beverly Hills Therapy Group. Ron sees clients in his boutique-style office in Beverly Hills, conducts tele- and video-therapy for those who would rather not travel, and provides limited concierge in-home visits for select clients that prefer the most elite level of confidentiality.

Ron offers a complimentary phone session so that he can get a better understanding of what's going on for you, so that you can get a feel for the way he thinks he can help you through it, and so that both of you can really get a sense of whether or not he will be the right fit for you. Because he believes that specialty and fit is the utmost importance, he will always suggest an alternative option for your therapeutic process if the two of you are not a perfect match.


Message to clients

I know how overwhelmed you are as you watch the world change around you. Things seem different and scary and you're not sure how to handle it, let alone who you need to be. Being a parent, a professional, a friend, or a partner is never as simple as people make it out to be, but I know that you have it in you to discover your true self. You don't have to go through any of this on your own.

It's not easy to open up about your innermost thoughts and fears, especially to the people around you who are counting on you to be this infallible force of strength. You can't possibly be everything to everyone, and our work together will be about you being YOU.

We will create the space for you to share, to be honest, to be open, to cry, to laugh, and to dig deep as we find your true happiness. Feeling happy and successful can be challenging when society paints them as one picture, your family expects another, and you have been living up to your own set of impossible expectations. Don't worry, we'll help you find your own definitions of happiness and success. And most importantly, we'll help you get there!


Specialties

Entertainment psychology - Dealing with the pressures of Hollywood; working through the continual stress of living up to the expectations of studios, clients, colleagues, and society; identifying and appreciating a consistent identity throughout shifts in time, jobs, and culture

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Postpartum identity - Understanding who you need to be as you embark on motherhood; Making sure you are a priority as you balance being a mom with being a strong independent woman; coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Professional identity - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Impostor syndrome - Understanding and working through imposter syndrome as it pertains to one's daily life




Clientele

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

Insurance

Ron Gad 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Initial couples session: $300 (50min)

Therapist's note

Ron can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Beverly Hills practice
9014 1/2 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Group Practice, Owner, 2017 - Present
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Addiction and Recovery Treatment, 2010 - 2017
Published Author
Gottman Couples Counseling, Trained Provider
EFT, Trained Provider
Dream Analysis, Trained Provider
Clinical Psychology, PhD
Counseling Psychology, MA


Languages

English