Bettina Soestwohner, PhD, PsyD in Los Angeles
Are you ready to work at a deeper level? Patients start healing when they are in a position to face themselves. For this, I am available to listen very carefully to what my patients say because experience and training have taught me that it is the patient's words which must lead the way. The focus is on the patient's speech, often on dreams, in order to guide an experience, which wants to restore meaning to the symptoms and thereby allow for healing.
Extensive training in Lacanian psychoanalysis as well as in a broad range of psychodynamic approaches have prepared me to welcome patients with a wide range of issues. They include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, eating problems, psychosomatic suffering, long term relationship challenges, traumatic experiences and difficult to name unhappiness.
In my practice, I receive people from many ethnic and religious backgrounds. I also have been very involved in work with the gay and lesbian communities. Treatment is offered in English, French and German. Patients with a different mother tongue have found that we can include it effectively in the treatment.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Bettina Soestwohner now - (323) 362-6974


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: NCP
  • Year Graduated: 2000


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Medical Bd of California/RP76
  • Certificate Date: 1996


  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French, German, Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Lacanian psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017
Bettina Soestwohner, PhD, PsyD in Los Angeles

Bettina Soestwohner

PhD, PsyD