psychotherapy for individuals + couples
After a lengthy and fulfilling career in the theatre as a production stage manager, I received my bachelor's degree in nutrition sciences from California State University, Los Angeles. I accomplished my goal of becoming a registered dietitian (RD) by gaining practicum experience at Kaiser Permanente, AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food, where I worked as the staff dietitian, counseling men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Later I obtained a master's degree in psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and have been a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 46858) for 15 years. By combining Cognitive, Postmodern and Gestalt therapies (what I call Awareness Therapy), I have incorporated my experience in nutrition counseling with my existential psychotherapy practice, thereby working holistically to integrate mind, body and spirit.
Currently, I see individuals, couples, and work partners in my private practice. I specialize in issues unique to entertainment, especially writers and artists, and in concerns specific to the gay and lesbian community. My research on whether intimacy levels play a significant role in the sexual frequency among couples was published in the professional journal, PROGRESS: Family Systems Research and Therapy.
I served weekly as the resident therapist and relationship expert on the nationally syndicated radio show Women Aloud with Mo Gaffney and Shana Wride, where we discussed a wide range of mental health and relationship issues. Listen to some clips from the show here.
Adele House, MA, MFT