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.

Podcasts

It’s Not About The Sex is a podcast based on the book by the same name. Psychotherapist and author Andrew Susskind examines issues such as shame, grief, narcissism, and codependency to demonstrate how people use out-of-control sexual behavior to cope with broken heartedness. Each podcast offers fresh perspectives and strategies for clinicians, those in recovery from problematic sexual behaviors as well as families and loved ones.


Ep. 1 Couples & Addiction — Leslie Quinn, LMFT

Ep. 2 Chemsex — David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW

Ep. 3 It's Not About the Sex — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 4 Emotional Sobriety — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 5 Sex Coaching — Dr. Patti Britton

Ep. 6 The Gratitude of Loss — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 7 EMDR Therapy — Claudia Lewis, LMFT

Ep. 8 Shame Resiliency — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 9 Is 12-step the Only Option? — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 10 Narcissism & Sex Addiction — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 11 Group Therapy & Sex Addiction v Nancy Sobel, PsyD

Ep. 12 The Rhythm Within — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 13 Regulating the Nervous System — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 14 Formal Disclosure — Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT

Ep. 15 Cultivating Contentment — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 16 Treating Partners — Carol Jeurgensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT

Ep. 17 Sexual Healing — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 18 Childhood Trauma and Sexual Healing — Jan Bergstrom, LHMC

Ep. 19 Breaking Down the Walls — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 20 Somatic Experiencing — Blair Smith, LMFT, SEP 

Ep. 21 Codependency and Boundaries — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 22 Prodependence — Robert Weiss, Ph.D., MSW

Ep. 23 Meaning, Purpose and Legacy — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 24 Relationship Coaching for Betrayed Partners —
Rhonda Milrad, LCSW, SEP

Ep. 25 Coping with Covid-19 — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 26 Career Coaching and Recovery — Daisy Swan

Ep. 27 Forgiveness and Addiction — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 28 Healthy Sex — Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D.

Ep. 29 Guided Relaxation — Andrew Susskind

Ep. 30 Psychopharmacology and Addiction Recovery —
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O.

Ep. 31 Self-Compassion and Mindful Recovery — Jen Davis, AMFT

Ep. 32 Covid-Stamina — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 33 Queer Codependency — Grace Riddell, LICSW and
Barry McNinch, LMFT

Ep. 34 Anger as an Ally — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 35 Inner Child Recovery Process —
Eddie Capparucci, LPC, C-CSAS, CPCS

EP. 36 Obsession and Love Addiction Revisited — Susskind and Merlino

EP. 37 Sexual Boundaries for Professionals —
Tracy Zemansky, Ph.D., CSAT-S

Ep. 38 Home for the Holidays — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 39 DBT and Recovery — Elle Michele, LMFT

Ep. 40 Catch Your Breath (a 4-minute exercise) — Susskind

Ep. 41 Brainspotting — Roby Abeles, Psy.D.

Ep. 42 The Resilience of Recovery — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 43 Trauma and Addiction Recovery —
Tom Pecca, MA, LMHC, CSAT, CTT

Ep. 44 Working with Hurt — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 45 Straight Men Who Have Sex with Men — Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Ep. 46 Taming the Inner Critic — Susskind and Merlino

Ep. 47 Out of Control Sexual Behavior — Douglas Braun-Harvey MFT, CGP

Andrew's Guest Appearances

Conversations from the Couch with Leah Briick
    Talking about Connection

The Guiding Compass Podcast with Sandra Kushnir
    Healing Intimacy Issues that Lead to Compulsive Behaviors

Gay Men's Life Lab with Buck Dodson
    Deep Healing in Sexual Recovery

Life in Recovery Podcast with Ren Koi
    Andrew’s Story

Sober Nation with Jonathan Sylvester
    It's Not About the Sex

Sex, Love and Addiction with Robert Weiss, PhD, LCSW
    Healing Trauma and Addiction through Connection

Sex Help with Carol the Coach with Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW
    Sexual Compulsivity is Not About Sex

Inner Voice — Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan Zeine
    From Isolation to Intimacy

 

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