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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Ashley Graber, MFTI

Ashley Graber, MA, LMFT

Ashley feels passionately about helping you or your family member to become the best person they can be. She believes everyone is entitled to happiness and well-being. She will help you, or your loved ones, to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving that happiness and well-being. Through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship she will meet you where you are at and work collaboratively with you to make the changes you want to make.

​Ashley combines mindfulness practices with traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral techniques in her work with adults and adolescents, families, and groups. Her areas of experience include: addiction and relapse prevention, trauma related issues, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, self esteem issues and stress reduction techniques.

​Ashley is a grief specialist, trained in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  and Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness (CALM). She is passionate about teaching mindfulness and meditation and offers these techniques to any client interested in learning and/or practicing them.

For more information about Ashley you can visit her website at www.ashleygrabertherapy.com or email her directly at ashley@mindfullivingla.org.

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.

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

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas, Licensed Educational Psychologist

Jason Thomas, is a Licensed Educational Psychologist who has a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults enrolled in school or a training program find more happiness and satisfaction in their social, emotional, and educational lives. Jason believes in using an integrative approach to working with clients that emphasizes a proper balance of all aspects of the client’s life which can lead to less stress and anxiety, more fulfilling and supportive relationships, and a greater capacity to enjoy the process of achieving goals.

One of the greatest indicators for creating positive changes for a client rests in the relationship and trust that is built between the client and provider. Jason is mindful of this fact and uses a kind, sensitive, and when appropriate humorous approach to counseling so that the client feels safe and at ease. Jason’s work with clients is informed by techniques and traditions from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing, 12-step programs, and mindful awareness and self-compassion practice.

Jason is available to see clients on Saturdays. You can email Jason at jason@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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