He/Him/HisPsy.D., Psychoanalysis Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Terence Ford is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with an office in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Dr. Ford specializes in the troubling existential and philosophical issues that manifest themselves in depression, different varieties of anxiety, relationship problems (including dating), creative blocks, feelings of foreboding or doom, and questioning the meaning of life. His clients often found themselves going through their routines without feelings of satisfaction or connection to a cause or person outside themselves.
Dr. Ford uses his education, training, and over 15 years of clinical experience as he works with his clients. He understands the importance of having solid, empathetic support. His practice draws from psychoanalytic approaches, where he builds strong trust between himself and his clients. From a secure relationship, clients then explore their roadblocks and difficult feelings, growing their self-awareness in the process. His own life experiences inflect his work--he has lived abroad, worked for many years as a mid-level executive in non-profits, and he has practiced Zen-style meditation for decades. Dr. Ford also practices hypnotherapy to help his clients break out of emotional or physical ruts.
Dr. Ford holds a doctorate in psychology in psychoanalysis and has worked with clients of all backgrounds, identities, and personalities. His goal is to support clients as they explore their minds, feelings, and dreams to feel a better sense of connectedness to a greater meaning.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness or impending doom.
Climate anxiety - Coping with the stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; working through childhood oppression by family or friends and assisting with overcoming the results of that "gay trauma." coping with current discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges,
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships of all kinds--romantic, work, friendship--and exploring patterns in relationships and in dating
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality
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Years of Experience: 16 years
Self, Psychotherapist, 2007 - Present
Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, PsyD, Psychoanalysis, 2016
Antioch University, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2007
City University of New York, Graduate Center, MPhil, 1983