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About Me

 Meet Ellyn Goldstein

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA.  I specialize in working with adults who have experienced traumas such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, natural disasters, accidents, chronic medical conditions, and community or political violence.  In addition, I also work adoptive parents and adult adoptees.  I have extensive experience working with parents and their young children.

With over 15 years experience as a practicing clinician, m
y Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is from California Lutheran University.  My undergraduate degree is from the University of California at Berkeley in Anthropology.  In addition, I earned an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

I am active on the Board of Directors of my professional organization, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Throughout the 10 years that I have served on the Board, I served as the President in 2011 and again in 2013.  CAMFT has provided a community of support for me that is helpful both professionally and personally.

In addition to working as a private practitioner, I have had 10 years of experience working in the non-profit world, where I worked with abused women and children and served as the agency's trainer in Parent Child Interaction Therapy.  Since 2011 I have worked at California Lutheran University as a clinical supervisor of the second year master's students working toward their degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  I also teach classes in CLU's MFT program, which have included specialization classes for second year students in The Recovery Model of Mental Illness and Psychological Trauma.