Dr. Claire Vines PsyD. is a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, licensed, board certified practicing in Marina del Rey, CA. Dr. C. Vines PsyD. specializes in psychological mental health services assisting individuals on how to cope with emotional conflict conditions. As a psychoanalyst psychotherapist,, Dr. C. Vines PsyD. evaluates and treats patients through modalities such as, relationship attachment, traumatic healing from the present and post traumatic, distress, emotional focus, and expressive creation. Common symptoms related to emotional trauma are anxiety/ depression, traumatic distress, unwanted behaviors which can be unlearned. Psychologist, Traumatologist, Psychotherapist and Counselor may provide patient evaluations and purpose of assessing emotional healing.
Education and Training
Psy.D., LMFT, TF-CBT, EBP, DAPA 2005
Clinical Pathology (Pathology)
Dr. Claire Vines PsyD. PHD PSY D LMFT's Expert Contributions
Never Stop Touching Words of Kindness.Never stop kissing a good morning kiss, holding hands, a good night kiss.Always mean what you say and say what you mean; kindly. Always maintain eye-to-eye contact. Read the soul.In your discussions avoid using the words, “Always and Never.” Unless, it is,...
Do opposite personalities attract in a romantic relationship? Perhaps there is an initial intrigue when our own personal individual vulnerability is admiring another’s traits that are different than ours, while at the same time hoping to achieve a balanced romantic relationship. What often happens...
Remembering traumatic stress is connected to fears which are related to unattended emotional injury. It is very important to remind yourself when the trauma is over and you have survived it. You are now in the present. Free yourself from emotional memories. It is difficult to override the...
Remembering traumatic stress is connected to fears which are related to unattended emotional injury. It is very important to remind yourself when the trauma is over and you have survived it. You are now in the present.The response to trauma is fear and confusion. Your brain wants to re-create the...
Ask her how you can help her. Ask her what her symptoms are. Dr. Claire, PSY. D. READ MORE
He needs to explore the triggers and roots of those emotions and behaviors. There are tools to reduce the anger. He needs to be open to exploring the internal process within him. Dr. Claire, PSY. D. READ MORE
Your parents might be doing the needed intervention. Depending on your sister’s age... Dr. Claire PSY. D. READ MORE
Find a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma from injury as well as emotional trauma, certified and licensed. Not all therapists are qualified in trauma. Also, find a therapy group for individuals who might struggle with similar symptoms. Sometimes creative expression, and visual narratives can reduce fears, as well. READ MORE
You first must get a complete medical check-up from an MD. Following the results, seek a psychological assessment on your mental and emotional health. Dr. Claire, PSY. D. READ MORE
Just remember that a psychologist is human, has chosen the profession as a way of giving to another person. You and the psychologist are on the same side. Dr. Claire PSY. D. READ MORE
Psychotherapy is an Psychological Art-form of exchange to help bring new awareness to the self. There are various models of reflection of your emotions, while you do the internal work. If your therapy process needs additional feedback or response or lead, you must request it. A therapy session is your time and it's about what your needs are. Dr. Claire PSY. D. Sent from iPhone READ MORE
A psychiatrist provides medication. A psychologist or psychotherapist assist with the emotional process. The answer to your question depends on the age of your child the doctor qualifications and type of treatment. Ask your child's therapist or the psychiatrist. They will provide you with the appropriate answer to you and your child's situation. Best, Dr. Claire PSY. D. Sent from iPhone READ MORE
I see you are in Florida? My response to you was for California. Call your health insurance Co and ask them for a referral list from their doctors in psychopharmacology. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Primary Psychology Independent - 2017
- Best Marriage Counselor in Marina del Rey 2014 Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce
- Certificate of Appreciation 2007 Vista del Mar Child & Family Services
- Diplomate 2015 APA
- Board of Behavioral Science
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association
- Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association
- Psychological Traumatologist Attachments
Professional Society Memberships
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychiatric Association
Articles and Publications
Mirrors of the Mind 3: The Psychotherapist as Artist
Mirrors of the Mind 2: The Psychotherapist as Artist
Mirrors of the MInd; Â The Psychotherapist as Artist
What do you attribute your success to?
- The Mental Health Process is the first step to awareness, self validation and success at all facets of life and the journey.
Psychotherapy is the Art of Psychology.
The Psychology of Art is a healing tool.
Assisting individuals with present positive development, leading to one's path of emotional wisdom.
Staying aware of internal emotional life.
Externalize emotions with creativity.
Areas of research
Relationship AttachmentsPsychoanalytic Psychodynamic
- 2014 2017 Best Marriage Counselor in LA
Teaching and speaking
- French Spanish
Hobbies / Sports
- Creative Expression, Expressive Art Therapy
Favorite professional publications
- Psychology Today
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- Everything You Need to Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy treatment that involves a direct and practical approach to solving problems. It is short-term and focuses on changing the behavioral and thinking patterns of an individual so as to change the way he or she is feeling. It has proved to be...
- Intellectual Disability in Children: Know the Signs
Intellectual DisabilityIntellectual disability (ID), formerly called as mental retardation, is a type of developmental disability, in which individuals have certain limitations in their intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. People with ID have difficulty learning, communicating, solving...
- The Types of Procrastinators – Which Type Are You?
Are you the rare one? The one who does not put things off to the last minute? The one who does not procrastinate? I guess not! You would not be reading this if you are that rare person. It is very likely that you procrastinate just like me. Don’t we all do it?...
- What is a Transient Ischemic Attack?
Also considered as a mini stroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) has symptoms similar to that of a stroke, but lasting only for a short period of time, without causing any permanent damage. TIA is often caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain by a blood clot. Once the blood flow is...
- Depression in Seniors
What is depression?Depression is a mood disorder that causes an individual to feel sad, lonely, lost, angry, hopeless, or frustrated daily. These severe emotions can interfere with the individual's everyday life. For elders, depression can arise through hard life experiences, like losing a spouse,...
- Do I Have Insomnia?
Definition:Insomnia is a condition in which someone finds it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep for an amount of time that enables them to feel well-rested the following day. This condition is common among the elderly and is said to affect one in three people on average. Signs and Symptoms:...
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