Karin SchwartzHelping People Move Forward Towards Better Possibilities.

Dr. Karin Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice.  Her office is located at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles, California.  With over 20 years of experience in providing psychotherapy for individuals and couples, Dr. Schwartz believes psychotherapy is more than simply changing certain behaviors (i.e. just eliminating symptoms).  She views psychotherapy as a powerful process of self-discovery, which leads to a place of understanding, self-acceptance, and ultimately, greater relationship happiness and life success.

Dr. Schwartz works with adolescent and adult clients, and provides individuals and couples with various psychological evaluation and therapy services.  She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  Dr. Schwartz has extensive training and experience in providing both psychotherapy and clinical evaluations to people who are interested in undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.  This is done in order to determine candidates’ suitability and readiness to undergo bariatric surgery, as well as  to address the underlying emotionally-related issues.

Dr. Schwartz views therapy as a collaborative partnership, with an understanding that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist work together as a team.  Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, she works with each client to help better understand areas they may be stuck in and helps guide them to make healthier choices for themselves, in order to achieve the changes they are seeking.