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Dr. Amanda Lomanov

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 31901) & Supervisor (she/her)

Founder, Inner Guide Therapy Los Angeles

Therapy is about having new experiences in an intimate relationship with someone who is your witness, teammate, challenger, and cheerleader all at the same time. As a clinician, I aim to be as present for you as I can, help you get curious about what you need, and encourage you to grow in the direction you want.

 

The things we discuss together can be heavy and often grief is a necessary growing pain. I tend to use my own personal resources, including a lot of humor, perspective-shifting, cultural references, and psychoeducation to make the painful parts of our time together as easeful as possible.

 

As a bilingual child of Jewish refugee immigrants and first-generation college student, I have a personal relationship to biculturalism, intergenerational trauma, and the evolving transience of the American dream. I am an eternal student of the mind and human condition and attend trainings voraciously (currently I am investigating hypnosis for PTSD as of this writing). I love animals, particularly my cat, Lychee, and my recent rescue pup, Matisse. Matisse is currently in training to join me in the office as an animal-assisted therapy dog.

Over the past 12 years, I’ve worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics, and residential treatment centers. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University, I earned my doctorate at Yeshiva University in New York City and completed my APA-accredited internship at Nassau University Medical Center with a focus on psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents and families. I am a former member of the Board of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).

I would love to hear from you and hope you reach out today!

Modalities
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic

  • Mindfulness-Based/Somatic

  • Relational/Attachment-Based

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed

  • LGBTQIPA+ Affirmative

  • Individual Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • DBT Group

  • Advanced DBT Process Group

  • Consultation/Supervision

Education

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Yeshiva University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Treatment Interests
  • Identity Development

  • Transition and Phase of Life Concerns

  • Depression and Mood Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Anger/Rage Regulation

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Codependency

  • Conflict Avoidance/People-Pleasing

  • Perfectionism

  • Boundary-setting

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Low Self-Esteem & Insecure Attachment

  • Complex PTSD

  • Borderline Personality Spectrum Disorders (BPD)

  • Dissociative Disorders 

Continuing Education

Interpersonal Psychoanalysts, 8 month Intensive Study, William Alanson White Institute

Trauma Resiliency Model, Level 1 Training, Trauma Resource Institute

Special Institute on Treating Trauma in Groups, American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

Annual Conference, various topics, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA)

Dissociative Identity Disorder Workshop, Pasadena Trauma Therapy

Experience

Annual Conference Chair, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), Los Angeles, CA, 2020-2022

Doctoral Intern, Nassau University Medical Center, Long Island, New York

Practicum Extern, Gouverneur Health, Manhattan, NY

Intake Coordinator/Student Clinician, Max and Celia Parnes Clinic, Bronx, NY

Summer Assessment Extern, SCO Family of Services, Queens, NY

Trauma-focused CBT Extern (for child survivors of sexual and physical abuse), Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Newark, NJ

DBT in Community Health Extern, Family Services of Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Play Therapy Practicum Student, South Hill Elementary School, Ithaca, NY

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Contact Amanda

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation for new clients. It is important that you feel that my approach resonates with you and that we can build trust together.

     (626) 628.8147
     amanda@innerguidetherapyla.com

I look forward to your message!

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