I specialize in working with children and adolescents, but I also work with adults of any age. Many of the challenges parents face these days with their kids include anger, aggression, ADHD, oppositional/defiance, depression, anxiety, bullying, mood swings, academic difficulties, and video game & digital/social media battles and power struggles. I work closely with Mom, Dad, Caretaker, and the family as necessary to help their child. It is hard to find a good therapist who works with kids on the east side of Los Angeles, especially a male therapist. In my experience, many kids are growing up without a father or have a strained relationship with their dads. Finding a positive male role model in a kid's life is getting harder these days. Having a male therapist can be extremely therapeutic for a child - girl or boy - struggling with abandonment and other issues related to having positive role models. I also come from a creative background in theater, music, filmmaking and photography, all of which I have found useful in my practice. My sense of humor and laid back style also resonates well with children, adolescents, young adults and parents. If you are an adult of any age struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and grief & loss to name a few, we can work together to help you sort through these challenges. My approaches are psychodynamic, solution focused, play therapy, and cognitive/behavioral.
or Call Michael Spitz, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 38736