Maxine Herman,LCSW

Maxine Herman,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS 27410
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $225 to $250 per session.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability


324 South Beverly Drive
Suite 999
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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My Approach to Helping

Challenges can be overwhelming, but can lead to positive change. This isn't an easy road to go alone. The desire to live with hope, loving relationships and creativity often requires a neutral partner outside of our immediate community. I offer an alliance in which to explore your issues without judgment, knowing compassion, safety and trust are key elements in the healing process. So often we struggle, feeling we aren't enough, sometimes not even knowing why. We feel lost. Our histories, often traumatic, may play a major part in current day struggles like depression and anxiety, addictive behavior, and troubled relationships. I collaborate with you in exploring the story of your life, facilitating a path to understanding, self-empowerment and clarity.

Having been through the therapeutic process myself, I understand the vulnerability and courage taking this step requires. It's gutsy to want to make our lives better, to believe our relationships, work, our inner world, can be enhanced so that we can address the struggles that got us here and overcome them.

Ultimately, I'm a person, like you. I use my life experience, sense of humor, and street smarts in the work we do. I believe in our capacity to change. Therapy offers a place to discover our true selves, to deal with crisis and trauma, and allow the hurt parts of us to be understood. They can become part of us in a healthier, resilient, self-accepting way.

More Info About My Practice

I offer day, early evening and Saturday appointments, as well as flexible times around work and travel schedules; I'm available for sessions on Zoom or by phone. I return calls within a day, and usually within a few hours. My fee schedule has some flexibility depending on circumstance. Happy to provide receipts for insurance purposes.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love the privilege of taking a journey with another person into the story of his or her life, and being a part of helping them improve their existence. I know the power this process can offer. Healing, change and self-reinvention are real. I've seen it in others as well as myself, and find it deeply satisfying and creative.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

"Gut instinct" is essential. Therapy is a relationship and all good relationships need good chemistry. We generally enter therapy in a vulnerable state, thinking something is "wrong" with us. Don't forget what's already "right"-- you're seeking help, wanting things to be better. Inherent in that is the belief that you deserve a therapist who is ethical, welcoming and honest-- and who gets you. Your intuition is a key part of making the right choice. Don't forget to use it.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a varied practice of individuals, couples and families, including: Existential and quality of life concerns. Career struggles and transitions. Couples in crisis: Infidelity, financial stress, sexual issues, new parenthood, infertility, adoption. Writers, actors, entertainment industry: Having worked in the industry for many years, I have an understanding of what creative people go through re: career, relational and financial issues. Trauma work: PTSD. LGBTQ issues. Coping with childhood incest and abuse, homophobia, and growing up in substance-using families. Addictions: Sex and pornography addicts, as well as those in drug and alcohol recovery: (I am formerly the staff substance abuse specialist at a major New York hospital). I assist individuals, couples and families in coping with the challenges of addiction. Adoption: I work with all members of the adoption triad toward clarity and understanding. Teens: Struggling with peer and academic pressures, bullying, self-harm, sexual identity and substance abuse. I have taught "parenting adolescents" workshops at the Maple Counseling Center of Beverly Hills, and believe working together with parents is key. Kids of divorce: Helping them express their pain and assisting warring exes to co-parent peacefully. Grief and Chronic pain: Coping and support for sufferers, their families and caregivers. Religious Choices: Working with ex-cult members, former fundamentalists and orthodox who want to create their own spiritual paths and individual identity.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training

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