Crossroads: Los Angeles, Torrance, and Los Alamitos Psychologists

Andrew Vandernoot, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Therapeutic Approach: My practice is devoted to helping adults, couples, adolescents, and children, aiding in the challenges and crises that have emerged that are causing distress. I firmly believe that successful treatment is based upon a collaborative and interactive process, helping to gather a greater awareness and sense of mindfulness of who you are and how you impact others. Through this process, our work together aims to provide deeper insight, a greater sense of well-being, and an increased ability to implement more effective life strategies. I hope to offer a safe, empathic, and confidential experience, helping people with the following issues:

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of emptiness or loneliness
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Work stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Excessive alcohol/drug use
  • Trauma
  • Difficulty controlling emotions/behavior
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Issues around grief/loss

 

Background: I received my PH.D. In clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and have worked in both clinics and private practice for the past 15 years. My pre- doctoral training was at the Maple Counseling Center and the Wright Institute, counseling adults, couples, and families with a psychodynamic, depth oriented approach. I completed my post-doctoral training at Reiss-Davis Child Guidance Center, working with children, adolescents, parents, and families, with an emphasis in a psychoanalytic/relational approach.