Sep 5, 2014 from 2:00am to 3:00am
Los Angeles BDD & Body Image Clinic
West Hollywood, CA
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West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I also have a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology.
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I value Depth Psychology.
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Hi Payam. I'd like to add my welcome to Ed's. I'm glad you've found the Alliance-I'm sure you'll make some wonderful connections here in the community and find lots to read and ponder. I hope you'll jump in and engage right away by joining a discussion, commenting on others' posts, sharing links or articles that are meaningful to you. .
I'll send you some tips on navigating the site in a separate email. Enjoy the site! ~Bonnie Bright, Founder
Your website lists your many skills and trainings. I hope you will add your thoughts and experiences to the many blogs, forums, and groups presented in the Alliance. Our membership ranges from those new to depth psychology as well as seasoned practitioners and authors. I look forward to your posts.