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 compulsivity and problematic sexual behaviors
  • addictions & trauma
  • grief & loss
  • mid-life transitions

Andrew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Brainspotting and 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 has given numerous presentations and workshops both nationally and locally in Southern California, and he was adjunct faculty in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring Program.

Andrew mentored associates in his private practice from 1997-2020 and served as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy course, a prerequisite to becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist. His recent book It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014.