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
1993- 1994: TURNING POINT CRISIS CENTER (San Diego, CA) Counselor
Inpatient Individual psychotherapy with adults and elderly
Inpatient Group Therapy
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.
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.