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Elisheva Dorfman, LMFT

Elisheva Dorfman, LMFT


Licensed in CA #90720
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
My goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.

My Therapy Style

Do you struggle with food? Do you cycle through diet after diet and find yourself unable to stick to any? Do you binge eat? Are you afraid of food? Do you hate your body or wish it looked different? Do food and body issues take up a lot of your energy? Have you been diagnosed with an eating disorder and don't know where to turn?

Alternatively, do you find yourself weighed down by anxiety? Does life seem difficult? Do you deal with intrusive thoughts? Do you find it hard to sleep, eat normally, and live in the way that you want? I specialize in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and eating disorders. I am trained in a number of modalities and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

I am a warm and empathetic therapist who believes in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help my clients identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior. However, I also incorporate some psychodynamic perspectives into my approach, as I believe that understanding the underlying causes of our emotions and behaviors can be helpful in achieving long-term growth and change.

My goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. I believe that therapy is a journey, and I am committed to providing support and guidance every step of the way.

Education & Training

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, USC

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I fell into it in grad school (I was in a related program and transferred over at my professor's recommendation). The real question is why did I stay a mental health professional and the answer to that is because I fell in love with working with clients, getting the incredible privilege of hearing their stories, and getting to witness awe-inspiring transformation on a daily basis.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I do a few minutes on Duolingo every day (I am trying to learn Spanish — ask me how long my streak is!). I also spend a few minutes every day meditating. I also try to get outside and walk for a little bit every day.

What book have you read more than once?

I have a never-ending list of books I want to read, so I don't ever read a book twice! The only exceptions are the books I read to my children — I read them the books I loved as a child!

How do you recharge?

I love to read (I read a minimum of 100 books a year)! I also love to travel and I try to get away somewhere every year or so.