Interested in learning more about making better choices, improving your relationships, and regulating your emotions? This group is an on-going process group that helps you practice new ways of engaging in relationships. This group encourages here-and-now reflection and feedback from group members and focuses on helping members gain a deeper understanding of their role in groups and relationship dynamics. If you have had experience in previous DBT groups or have done DBT skills work and it has resonated with you, this group may be a match.
Groups are mixed gender and affirming of all racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual identities.
Dr. Amanda Lomanov is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and DBT groups in Northeast Los Angeles. She enjoys working with clients who seek to deepen their relationship with themselves and develop a greater understanding of how they have come to behave in ways that no longer serve them. Often these are clients who appreciate looking more closely at their thoughts, emotions, and body sensations in a mindful way to help build a vocabulary, as well as a skill set, for validating and transmuting past and present experiences into a more meaningful narrative of their lives.
Amanda is currently accepting clients for an Advanced DBT Process group that focuses on helping clients to find agency in the gap between reaction and action. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a structured, skills-based treatment that teaches not only the psychology of emotion, but also the specific steps required to slow down and make choices from a place of intention rather than fear or impulse. Amanda includes some additional information about attachment style and trauma (from the Trauma Resiliency Model) to further contextualize and make meaning out of one’s “symptoms.” This advanced group highlights experimentation in relationships.
Amanda received her Doctoral degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York City, where her training focused on families, couples, and individuals who had difficulties negotiating identity, relationships, trust, and intimacy. She completed her predoctoral internship at a county hospital in New York, working in both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. As a trauma-informed therapist, Amanda believes that growth and transformation occur within the context of a healing relationship that helps individuals create a life with intention, weaving together decisions from one's own inner wisdom and intuition, supported by skills and a deeper understanding of one's own mind and body.