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Cheryl La Sasso, Psy.D.




My approach to treatment is based on the viewpoint that every individual is unique and deserving of compassionate, respectful care. While diagnoses serve a valuable role in guiding effective courses of treatment, I find it equally important to fully appreciate clients as complex human beings. I believe it is vital to understand who an individual is and address what their life circumstances are in the context of their current problems. The benefits of therapy are most profound when there is a strong sense of trust. I have found that growth and healing emerge from a genuine partnership, because with a united effort comes the best opportunity to create meaningful change. I will support and challenge, and together we will discover. My goal is to help you find relief, explore, make adjustments, and develop a deeper sense of self as you pursue a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Therapy Services

If you need support, I can help with...

  • Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar)

  • Eating disorders (problematic relationship with food, anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, orthorexia)

  • Self-Esteem, Body Image & Body Dysmorphia

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

  • Co-occurring disorders (mental health condition + substance use disorder)

  • Stress management

  • Life transitions

  • Work/career changes

  • Academic difficulties

  • Relationship issues

Training & Experience

I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University with externship training at UCLA’s Medical Psychology Assessment Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and UCLA’s Memory Clinic. I completed a clinical internship at UCLA in the Major Mental Illness track with an emphasis on psychodiagnostic assessment. I concluded my training with a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where I served as Chief Fellow, conducting both inpatient and outpatient evaluations and overseeing trainees and clinic operations. During this time, I trained under esteemed experts in the UCLA Eating Disorders Program. 
I have a great love of sharing knowledge through teaching and have spent many years serving as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University in the graduate psychology program. 
CA License #23029

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