Leonia Kallir Kurgan, PhD, PsyD, IPA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica
My aim is to create a safe place for you to talk about, "and above all else, to thine own self be true" rather than focusing on "what you should do or say." To help you to experience more pleasure from your life, stabilize and sharpen your sense of reality, and establish an imaginative and creative inner and outer life. I am particularly sensitive to your issues around love, relationships, grief, depression, anxiety and anger.
My particular areas of expertise include midlife crises, Holocaust related trauma and depression, working with people from different cultures, and connecting you to something spiritual and larger than yourself, whether it be God, nature, or some thing else meaningful to you. I do short term and also in depth work.
I speak Polish and Afrikaans. I am a certified Psychoanalyst and Psychodramatist, and try to promote more spontaneity in the moment. To help you access parts of yourself hard to put into words, I may encourage your identification with characters in literature, movies, myths, and folk tales.
Call or Email Leonia Kallir Kurgan for a free consultation now - (424) 373-4140


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: LA Institute and Society fo Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: MFC 16956 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Acculturation and Multicultural Iss
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

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

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Alternative Languages: Afrikaans, Other, Polish


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • psychodrama
  • voice dialogue


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016
Leonia Kallir Kurgan, PhD, PsyD, IPA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica

Leonia Kallir Kurgan

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, IPA