• One of the very few Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists in Beverly Hills. Offering Encrypted, secure ON-LINE VIDEO-CHAT SESSIONS from the comfort and security of your home or office. Dr. Levine has had private offices both in Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd & at Cedars-Sinai Medical Tower on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. Shortly after moving to California from New York in 2012, Dr. Levine began serving as a Clinical Psychologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to moving to California, Dr. Levine had been the Chief Psychologist at Mt. Sinai-South Nassau Medical Center in New York, worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the hit TV series "Hoarders" on the A&E Television Network and was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry.
• There are many types of "therapists" and "counselors" in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles offering some form of "psychotherapy." There are also many licensed psychologists to choose from. However, less than 5% of all clinical psychologists are Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (look for the letters "ABPP" after their degree to be certain). You would probably never consider having surgery with a surgeon who was not Board Certified in their specialty, so it might be wise to be just as discriminating and demanding when you select a clinical psychologist to help with your sensitive personal issues and concerns. To learn more about exactly what this means and why selecting a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist is potentially so important and why it should
matter to you, check out the following website before making your choice:
• Following a Ph.D.
degree at Hofstra University in NY, Dr. Levine then
completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Cognitive-Behavior
Therapy (CBT) at the prestigious Temple University Medical School in
Philadelphia. Post-doctoral Fellowship training is not
a requirement for licensing as a psychologist in California and
therefore, as you might guess, relatively few psychologists have received this type of rigorous advanced training.
• Dr. Levine treats a full array of psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, panic, anxiety-related physical and emotional disorders, relationship issues, OCD, sleep, stress-related problems and intrusive thoughts. You will also have the added security of knowing that he has more than 30+ years of experience as a psychologist.
A personal word from Dr. Levine:
" I provide secure online web-based video-chat sessions from the privacy, security and comfort of your home or office. When you call me, I will answer your call personally. I am committed to insuring your total privacy and confidentiality and therefore you will never be required to discuss your personal issues or leave your name or phone number with a secretary, answering service or receptionist. Unlike some practices, you will also never be transferred to an associate or intern. The best way to contact me is via email at: BHpsychologist@gmail.com. Or, you can choose to call me on my secure private line (323-417-2325). Either way, you will get a prompt reply from me personally. I think you will find me easy to speak with, compassionate and worthy of your trust. I am here to help you!"
JUST A FEW SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS BY DR. LEVINE:
Levine, B.A. The importance of checking the assumptions of the professional referral source: An invited paper. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, vol 18, 241-244
Levine, B.A. & Wolpe, J. In-vivo desensitization of a severe driving phobia through radio transmission. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, vol 11, 281-282.
Perr, H. & Levine, B.A. Pitfalls and dilemmas in the diagnosing process. Psychosomatics, vol 21(4), 345-348.
Sherry, G. & Levine, B.A. An examination of procedural variables in flooding therapy. Behavior Therapy, vol 11, 148-155
Levine, B.A., Gorman, S. & Sherry, G. Reinforcement expectancy effects on phobia research volunteers. The Psychological Record 1978, 28, 585-588
Levine, B.A. Treatment of trichotillomania by covert sensitization. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, vol 7, 75-76.
Chaplin, E & Levine, B.A. The effects of total exposure duration and interrupted vs. continuous exposure in flooding therapy. Behavior Therapy, vol 12, 360-368.
Mannion, N. & Levine, B.A. Effects of stimulus representation and cue category level on exposure (flooding) therapy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol 23, 1-7.
Levine, B.A. Effects of depression and headache type on biofeedback for muscle-contraction headaches. Behavioural Psychotherapy, vol 12, 300-307.
Ott, B., Levine, B.A. & Ascher, L.M. Manipulating the explicit demand of paradoxical intention instructions. Behavioural Psychotherapy, vol 11, 25-35.
Cornelio, R., Levine, B.A. & Wolpe, J. Treatment of handwriting anxiety through an in-vivo desensitization procedure. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, vol 11, 49-51.
Levine, B.A., Moss, K., Ramsey, P. & Fleishman, R. Patient compliance with advice as a function of communicator expertise. The Journal of Social Psychology, vol 104, 209-210
Levine, B.A. Use of a self-directed gustatory stimulus in the elimination of a seizure disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, vol 9, 77-79
Levine, B.A., Sherry, G., Gorman, S. & Tepfer, K. Fear survey response as a function of item specification. The Journal of Psychology, vol 98, 171.
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