Meredith Levy is known for her unique approach to psychotherapy. She is a licensed MFT in the state of California and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Over last 10 years she has worked with many different populations, and feels most at home working in addiction, personality disorders and mood disorders. Meredith is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is currently working on her DBT Certification.
Meredith has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, and has facilitated both process and educational groups. Meredith worked with inner-city youth as a bi-lingual therapist for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County. Not only has Meredith worked at a variety of different drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout California, she was also the co-founder of a large treatment facility in Northern California.
Meredith's extensive education and background as an attorney and an MBA gives her a unique perspective and a fresh approach to elevating personal growth. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor and believes that the spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of the self are important components of the therapeutic process.
Born and raised in Los Angeles.
Approach to Therapy
I don’t have one specific approach to therapy. I meet clients where they are because every client is different. That being said, I do have certain modalities I work with more than others. I often take a behavioral approach and work with clients on making changes that will give them a better quality of life. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which incorporates concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Zen principles/mindfulness. I utilize Narrative Therapy and general talk therapy when appropriate.
My belief is that the relationship between client and therapist is of the utmost importance. As a therapist, my connection with my clients and their comfort level with me is my first priority. If I find that a client has needs that are better treated by another clinician, I will always be honest and provide a referral.
Although I generally work on an individual basis with clients, it is often important and effective to have family members, significant others, friends or even business partners join sessions.
My personal history, my background and my interests allow me to connect on a personal and unique level with my clients.
Areas of practice