Bobbi O'Brien


Bobbi O'Brien


Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 18147
Secondary Credential: Registered Nurse - 395760
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Evening Availability


23440 Hawthorne Blvd Suite 220
Torrance, Ca 90505
Torrance, California 90505

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My Approach to Helping

I believe the mind and body are intertwined, and that emotional health is just as important as physical health. If you are able to understand your internal experiences, you can greatly improve the quality of your life and relationships. Being aware of what drives your behaviors is essential to taking control of your life. A trusting relationship with a caring therapist can provide the space to explore your emotions and conflicts in a safe environment.

More Info About My Practice

I also consult with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, providing evaluation and psychotherapy in the Medical Stabilization Program for Eating Disorders. I work within a treatment team, including an adolescent medicine specialist (Dr. Linda Schack),a dietician (Michele Manarino, R.D., M.A.),a family therapist (Jennifer Kromberg, Psy.D.) and excellent nursing staff. Our team provides outpatient treatment, as well as hospital treatment, for individuals with eating disorder issues.

I believe I can provide better care when I am not restricted by the limitations and privacy concerns that come with being on insurance panels. Therefore, I do not contract with any insurance companies. I will provide monthly statements for those seeking reimbursement for out of network treatment.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Many people in our society have been taught that going to therapy indicates some sort of weakness, or that only "crazy" people go to therapy. It is my belief, and evidence is rapidly emerging, that emotional health is intertwined with physical health. Current research on brain development shows that what occurs with our thoughts and emotions has a direct effect on our physical health. Vice versa, what we do behaviorally affects our emotionalpsychological well being. My experience with people who engage in therapy indicates that it requires courage and inner strength to allow oneself to look inward, and to try to make life improving changes by addressing emotional experiences and behaviors that get in the way of optimal growth and development. It is usually the stronger member of a family who is willing to go to therapy in order to have a better life.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Adolescents, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, grief

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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