Westside Therapist is a group psychologists (psychotherapists) providing psychotherapy counseling. We are also a psychotherapy resource for adults and teens living in the Santa Monica area. We service the greater LA area with the majority of our clients from West Santa Monica, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and other area of Southern California. We can help with addiction and recovery, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. In the Santa Monica area, finding the right psychotherapist (psychologist) can make all the difference.

About Andrew

Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP has been in private practice since 1992 specializing in the following areas:

  • relationships
  • sexual recovery
  • addictions, trauma & codependency
  • grief & loss
  • mid-life transitions

Andrew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In 1988 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before transitioning to the West Coast. After completing a Master of Social Welfare degree from UCLA in 1991, Andrew has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in his practice.

Speaking, writing, and training are dimensions of Andrew's ongoing desire to learn and grow. He gives presentations to numerous post-graduate training programs and community organizations and has taught medical students in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring Program. Since 1997 Andrew has provided clinical supervision to psychotherapists in-training.

He is also a certified coach through the College of Executive Coaching and specializes in life transitions as well as coaching those in recovery from addictions www.andrewsusskind.com. In 2014 Andrew released his workbook entitled From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery.