DrWestDr. Kira West – CALL 310-780-7011

EMAIL is DrKiraWest@gmail.com

Psychotherapist at

 

Psychotherapist

Private Practice

– Present (25 years 2 months)

-• Conduct initial screening, psychosocial and risk assessments of patients and family members to identify origins and duration of presenting clinical issues and complex, relational patterns, resistance to change and opportunity for growth.
• Built detail treatment plans with ongoing assessment and evaluation.
• Provide psychotherapy services to a diverse population of adults, couples, and children.
• Primary assessment and treatment modalities include: Cognitive and Behavioral, Behavior Management and Behavior Modification with specialism in PTSD, family and relationship issues, chronic anxiety.
• Focus on Crisis Intervention and EMDR.
• Conducted testing methods including MPI, Bender Gestalt and Rorschach.
• Provided Marital Therapy to train in reflective listening, communication skills, address conflict, ambivalence and anger management.
• Geriatric Specialist;in depth psychotherapy and family therapy with the aging
• Somatic Experience and Inner Child work

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Century Community Charter School, Inglewood, CA

(1 year 2 months)

• Facilitated individual therapy, focused on decreasing symptoms associated with domestic violence, ADD / ADHD and PTSD.
• Designed, Implemented and reviewed continuous assessment treatment plans.
• Designed and delivered programs for parenting skills, educational services on sexual abuse and alcoholism.
• Conducted testing methods including MPI, Bender Gestalt and Rorschach.
• Treatment modalities include Cognitive and Behavioral, Behavior Management and Behavior Modification.

Behavior Specialist

Independent Contractor at West side Regional Center, Los Angeles, CA

(1 year 4 months)

• Conducted psychosocial assessments, diagnosis and Behavioral therapies for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, including autism, developmental disorders, ADD and ADHD.
• Provided Marital Therapy to train in reflective listening, communication skills, address conflict, ambivalence and anger management.
• Treated families with symptoms from domestic violence and provided crisis intervention.
• Designed, Implemented and reviewed c continuous assessment treatment plans.
• Worked with Families and provided training of parenting skills.
• Managed intake, assessment and diagnosis, plus the record keeping and data management of clinical documentation for processing court and DCFS documentation.

Behavior Specialist/Director

Brentwood Center, Los Angeles, CA

(6 years 1 month)

• Provided psychotherapy to a diverse student population using CBT, Solution Focused, Brief Therapy and Crisis Intervention techniques.
• Conducted evaluations, risk assessment and diagnostics and planned treatments following the clinical guidelines for documentation from the Dept. of Mental Health.
• Designed and reviewed behavior programs and individual education plans for autistic and developmentally disabled children.
• Conducted workplace based interpersonal communication workshops.
• Supervised MFT interns providing clinical oversight and training
• Attended bi-monthly management meetings with President and Board of Directors

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