Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

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   I treat both couples and individuals (18 years or older) and tailor psychotherapy to meet the goals and need of the patient.  The therapeutic relationship is especially important and my goal is to provide a collaborative and interactive psychotherapy experience.  I have almost 20 years experience treating people who experience depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction.  I also have the experience and privilege of serving a culturally and ethnically diverse population, including the gay and lesbian community.  
   Depending upon the needs of each individual or couple, I integrate both psychodynamic principles, which invoke the exploration of one's past and its impact on the present, and cognitive behavioral techniques which involve changing thoughts and behaviors that can contribute to presenting problems and symptoms.  I also have referrals to competent psychiatrist for those patients needing evaluations and treatment using psychotropic medications.   
   My office is conveniently located with free parking in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles near Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center Shopping mall in West Hollywood.  

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West Hollywood CA