Therapists

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles. He is also an author of multiple books including Uncovering Happiness, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, among others. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He contends that we have the power to transform our traumas and habitual patterns that keep us stuck in perpetual cycles of stress, anxiety, depression, or addiction and step into greater freedom and peace.

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Stefanie Goldstein

Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D.

Stefanie Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles along with her husband, Elisha Goldstein, PhD. She is also the co-creator of the Good Morning, America featured popular teen program – CALM: Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness which is an 8-week program that teaches mindfulness and social/emotional learning to teens. Her passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with daily life, helping to support them on their path towards healing and growth.

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Deena Margolin

Deena Margolin, MA, MFTI

Deena combines mindfulness and meditation practices with psychotherapy and the latest findings in neuroscience. With an extensive understanding in Interpersonal Neurobiology, a mutli-disciplinary field founded by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, Deena helps clients take advantage of neuroplasticity – the brain’s incredible ability to change and grow throughout the lifespan. Through the cultivation of compassionate awareness, we can use attention to make sense of our lives and create new ways of experiencing the world, leading to happiness, well-being, and more rewarding relationships.

Deena works with children and adolescents – from toddlers to mid-twenties – as well as adults, couples, families, and groups. Balancing attention to culture, environment, family, and individuals to achieve a sense of harmony and cohesion, Deena’s areas of experience include: mindful parenting, anxiety and depression, trauma related issues, anger and stress regulation, social skills and anxiety, and self-worth and relational concerns.

Deena is a Los Angeles native who graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) from the University of Southern California (USC) with honors. Currently pursuing certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Deena also continues her work as Program Coordinator at the Mindsight Institute with Caroline Welch and Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Program Coordinator for online programs at the Center for Mindful Living.

Deena is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI #87130) working under the supervision of Stefanie Goldstein PhD (PSY21780).

For more information or to contact Deena directly, please email deena@mindfullivingla.org.

Nia Henderson

Nia J. Henderson, MA, MFTI

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou

Nia understands that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. She believes these moments present opportunities for transformation. She recognizes that life transitions and personal experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, yet they can also be valuable seasons with the potential to generate “peak and valley” experiences that can alter a life course. Nia’s goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable non-judgmental environment for individuals, couples, and families to unpack and manage personal challenges and difficult circumstances. Her specializations include psychodynamic therapy, relational and family systems therapy, and mindfulness. She supports clients as they work through anxiety, grief, depression, trauma and relational transitions. Nia’s mission is to develop an authentic therapeutic relationship with clients that is both empathetic and supportive of their journey toward emotional healing.

Nia holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and Communications from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a concentration in Mindfulness from Phillips Graduate University. Nia has over 20 years of experience in the field of social work, community mental health and crisis support. She also has vast experience working with diverse populations, including work with adolescents as a high school teacher, service coordinator for individuals with developmental disabilities and as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for the deaf/hh. Nia also enjoys working as a personal fitness trainer in her spare time.

Nia is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI #90407) working under the supervision of Stefanie Goldstein PhD (PSY21780).

For more information or to contact Nia directly, please email nia@mindfullivingla.org

Lisa Blume

Lisa Blume, MA, MFTI

Lisa received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual Depth Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. Lisa combines Mindfulness practices with traditional Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused and 12-Step approach. Lisa enjoys working with adults and adolescents/teens, families, and groups. Her areas of experience include: eating disorders, negative body image, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, life transitions, work and school-related issues and self-esteem.

By addressing early childhood traumas or identifying an underdeveloped sense of self and other issues, Lisa uncovers the root cause of her client’s problems. She creates a safe space for her clients to look inside themselves to get to know and honor their feelings. Through proven therapeutic interventions, Lisa’s clients are able to discover the power within themselves to challenge and discard irrational core beliefs, old adopted ideas (and stigmas), unwanted thoughts and self-destructive behaviors.

Through Lisa’s Mindfulness-based practice she provides her client’s with effective tools to use in their daily lives – leading to a more confident, harmonious, purpose driven life. These tools nourish her client’s efforts to live in a place of absolute truth and oneness with themselves and others. They help clients to cope with life on life’s terms. They learn to avoid using old patterns of living and thinking that were self-destructive. Instead they experience self-acceptance, co-creation and evolving consciousness. As a result, Lisa’s clients live a healthier path filled with infinite love, passion, purpose and possibilities.

Lisa also has over 10 years experience as a Board Certified Health Coach. She received her training as a Health Coach from a cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program in New York City; The Institute for Integrative Nutrition; accredited by Columbia University Teacher’s College.

Lisa is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI #99040) working under the supervision of Stefanie Goldstein PhD (PSY21780).

For more information or to contact Lisa directly, please email lisa@mindfullivingla.org

Jane Wick, Ph.D

Jane Wick, Ph.D.

Dr. B. Jane Wick, a clinical psychologist, has been in private practice in Pasadena, California since 1989. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Wick has trained and supervised psychology graduate students throughout her career. Following her passion for working with horses she now practices Equine Assisted Psychotherapy a short 45min drive from LA in Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Wick is currently teaching and training individuals and groups using the Equine Assisted modality. Because horses and donkeys only “live in the now,” she asserts that they are wonderful “co-therapists and teachers” for mindful living! The natural setting of the Denim ’n Dirt Ranch lends itself well to Mindfulness retreats and Mindfulness skills building classes. Dr. Wick brings with her a great deal of clinical experience and is an expert in the subject of depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship difficulties. Dr. Wick works with individuals, couples, families and groups in both her Pasadena office and in her Denim ’n Dirt arena office in Santa Clarita.

To contact Dr. Wick or for more information about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy please visit: www.denimndirt.com.

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