About Me

Licensed in California 2006

About Dr. Litov:

2007 to 2013: Chief Psychologist; Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Educational Services (IMCES).

2005 - 2007: SYLMAR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (SHRC).

Position: Primary Therapist.

SHRC is a hospital in Los Angeles County where Dr. Litov saw clients with

mental health issues ranging from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.  Many clients have chemical dependency in addition to their primary clinical psychology disorder.

1999 - 2005: UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (San Diego, CA): Intake Counselor

Crisis and suicide counseling

Resource Counseling (Mental health, Chemical Dependency and social service programs)


1997 - 1998: CENTER FOR BIOBEHAVIORAL THERAPY (San Diego, CA): Therapist

Health Psychology clinic

Individual therapy with adults (including elderly) and children, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as biofeedback for treatment of psychophysiological disorders, including:

Anxiety disorders, Panic Attacks/phobias, Chronic pain due to a medical condition, Myofascial Pain, Essential Hypertension, Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Stress management psycho-education

Neurofeedback for treatment of ADHD


1994 - 1995: DOUGLAS YOUNG MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC (San Diego, CA)  DYMH is an outpatient facility serving a culturally diverse population: Therapist

Individual Therapy with: Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Group Therapy with Bipolar I clients

Family Therapy

Couple Therapy


1993- 1994: TURNING POINT CRISIS CENTER (San Diego, CA) Counselor

Inpatient Individual psychotherapy with adults and elderly

Inpatient Group Therapy

Education

PhD  2003 : PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego (CSPP ).   

M.A. 1995: Clinical Psychology, CSPP.


B.A.  1992: UCLA, psychology.

At UCLA Dr. Litov worked at the UCLA Anxiety Lab, run by Dr. Michelle Craske, one of the most reknown researchers on anxiety in the country.  Much of the work done by Dr. Craske has informed psychology's current understanding of how certain anxiety disorders are developed, maintained, and how they can be treated.

Membership


Publications & Presentations


Nicassio, P., Litov, D. & Smith, T. (2004, March). The family context of pain coping in fibromyalgia. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the 62nd Annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Orlando, Florida.

Litov, D. (1995, October). Increasing public awareness [Letter to the editor]. APA Monitor, p. 3.

 

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