My name is Dr. Alexandra Shimer and I am a psychotherapist with a private practice in Beverly Hills. I provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples and families presenting with a variety of symptoms and diagnoses.
Below is a listing of the diagnoses and symptoms that I treat in my clinical work:
Eating Disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, Emotional/Compulsive Eating, Exercise Addiction and Body Dysmorphia, Depression, Anxiety, Impulse Control Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Problems with Motivation, Self Esteem Issues, Social Phobia, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Compulsivity, Panic Disorder, Phase of Life Issues and Trouble with Relationships.
Those experiencing symptoms such as these can find relief through the therapist/client relationship. Through my training and experience I have developed an integrated approach which uses the most effective elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. I focus on the client’s unprocessed, unconscious thoughts and emotions to provide insight and self-knowledge, while also providing coping skills for symptom relief. My style is also "relational", meaning that growth is fostered within the relationship that I form with my client. This approach is effective in producing feelings of relief, creating long-term change, and achieving therapeutic goals.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to hearing from you.
Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.