I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in Los Angeles for over 20 years. I offer a calm, clear, individualized approach to each individual, couple, teen or child that I work with. I provide a safe, caring and effective place for my clients to work through a variety of life difficulties and transitions so that they can have calmer, healthier and more satisfying individual lives and relationships.
Some of the issues my clients are dealing with are: marriage and partnership difficulties and adjustments, depression, parenting challenges and problems, substance abuse, long term or chronic illness, bereavement, early life trauma or abuse, career issues, sexual problems and gender identity issues, communication problems, anxiety and long term, unresolved family issues. I have worked a great deal with actors, musicians and writers, helping them blend their creative goals with the practical demands of family life.
I worked for 10 years as the lead therapist for the Ventura County Public Health Center for HIV/AIDS, seeing patients and their families throughout Ventura County. In addition, I have taught courses in the assessment and clinical treatment of persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS at CSUN and other schools and institutions.
I have taught "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting" (STEP) to dozens of parents, therapists and teachers throughout the L.A. area and continue to teach these parenting classes to parents of children ages 1-13. In addition, I have been President, Newsletter Editor and Membership Chair of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California (now called GPALA.) In addition to being a member of that group, I am a member of the San Fernando Valley CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Academy of Bereavement and the Screen Actors Guild.
I can also be found on various other websites: Psychology Today's "Therapist Finder", YP.Com, GPALA'S website...plus by own website, MiriamDavisLMFT.com.
Miriam Davis ReachesBurbank CA