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Dr. Amanda Lomanov

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

Founder, Inner Guide Therapy Los Angeles

As a trauma-informed psychologist, I believe that our relationship patterns reflect protective mechanisms we developed as children. While these mechanisms may have helped us adapt to our early environments, as adults they can make us rigid in our ways of thinking and being. This inflexibility is what often leads to psychological symptoms such as social anxiety, low self-esteem, and depressed mood.

This is why I believe that ​growth and transformation happen within the context of a healing relationship, one in which we can learn to be seen, accept care, and find safety within ourselves rather than seeking comfort in the external world.

Therapy is about helping you create a life with intention, weaving together decisions from your inner wisdom and intuition. Together we can process stuck emotions, stale patterns, and repressed needs and desires to help you let go and move on to more fulfilling, compassionate, and empowering relationships.

Over the past 13 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!

  • 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


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


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

I look forward to your message!

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