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)
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Primary Psychology Independent - 2017
- Best Marriage Counselor in Marina del Rey 2014Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce
- Certificate of Appreciation 2007 Vista del Mar Child & Family Services
- Diplomate 2015APA
- Board of Behavioral Science
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association
- Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association
- Psychological Traumatologist
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?
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
Hobbies / Sports
- Creative Expression, Expressive Art Therapy
Favorite professional publications
- Psychology Today
Dr. Claire Vines PsyD. PHD PSY D LMFT's Practice location
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Get Direction
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Get Direction
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