Stephen A. Diamond, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles
Dr. Diamond has been practicing psychotherapy for 40 years and is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. He is the author of Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil and Creativity (1996), and contributed chapters to Meeting the Shadow (1990), Spirituality & Psychological Health (2005), Forensic Psychiatry:Influences of Evil (2006), Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion (2009), and Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling & Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2015). A former pupil and protege of existential psychoanalyst Rollo May, Diamond's unique treatment approach (Existential Depth Psychology) is a fusion of psychodynamic and existential therapy, with an emphasis on Jung's analytical psychology.
I have particular interest in the psychology of creativity, evil, spirituality, and anger or rage, and also specialize in dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss, embitterment, trauma and various forms of existential crisis. I typically see patients once weekly; twice weekly when indicated. Psychiatric referral for psychopharmacology is provided if and when needed.
Dr. Diamond maintains that medications, while helpful, sometimes necessary, and frequently recommended, are secondary in importance to psychotherapy, and is critical of treatments emphasizing biochemistry/neurology over psychology, brevity over depth, comfort over consciousness, cognition over passion. Existential Depth Psychology helps to redeem our "demons," embrace reality, find and fulfill our destiny.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Santa Clara U./Psychological Studies Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: PSY11404 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $300
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • United HealthCare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Stephen A. Diamond's Groups

Existential Consultaton Group for Therapists

Clinical consultation group for licensed mental health professionals.

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Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management

Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blocked Creativity
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

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

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Existential
  • Existential Depth Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Jungian
  • Psychodynamic

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017
Stephen A. Diamond, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles

Stephen A. Diamond

Psychologist, PhD