My Approach to Helping
Within 5 miles of Beverly Hills there are ONLY 12 Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists and Dr. Levine is one of them. A Psychologist at UCLA Medical School, he also has a private practice in Beverly Hills and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Tower. Dr Levine was Chief of the Psychology Department at South Nassau Hospital in NY before moving to LA in 2011. It is quite difficult to select a competent and experienced PSYCHOLOGIST from the listings of so many different types of "therapists," "counselors" and "psychotherapists" (The term "psychotherapist", by the way, is simply a general description of anyone who provides psychotherapy and is NOT the same as as a "Psychologist"). If you needed plastic surgery, you would probably want to select a surgeon who is "Board Certified" in plastic surgery. Likewise, The American Board of Professional Psychology (see the ABPP organization website for details ) is the professional group that reviews the credentials of and examines PSYCHOLOGISTS for competency before awarding Board Certification (the highest professional credential in clinical psychology) only to those who pass their rigorous credentials review and comprehensive written and oral examination. Look for the letters "ABPP" after a psychologist's degree as evidence that they are indeed Board-Certified by ABPP. After earning a Ph.D. at Hofstra University in NY he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy at the prestigious Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia. Dr. Levine was also honored to be among a small and select group of doctors invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, one of the pre-eminent research journals in the field. Dr. Levine is licensed as a psychologist in California, New York and Hawaii.