Psychological Externs

Eating Disorder Therapy LA is honored to be a practicum site for three local doctoral programs in clinical psychology. These schools are the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, The Chicago School for Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, and Pepperdine University's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Consequently, each year, through an interview process, we carefully select up to two advanced-level doctoral students. Then these students become psychological externs at EDTLA for ten to eleven months. Primarily, psychological externs provide individual and group therapy to adults and teens in California.

All of the psychological externs receive extensive training through EDTLA’s training seminars and supervision program. This allows them to provide quality therapy at lower fees than is typically found in Los Angeles.

All Psychological Externs work directly under Dr. Muhlheim (PSY15045) and other licensed psychologists. Accordingly, an experienced licensed psychologist monitors treatment decisions and progress on a weekly basis.

To schedule an appointment with our psychology externs, please fill out the expedited contact form and put "psychology extern" as "requested clinician."

2023-2024 Externs

Vera Levi, predoctoral extern at Eating Disorder Therapy LA in Los Angeles, California, providing low-cost therapy to individuals in California [Image description: photo of smiling young woman with long black wavy hair]

Vera Levi, MA

Vera is a doctoral candidate pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Vera has experience helping patients with mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma. She uses an evidence-based approach that has been shown to help with these conditions. Vera believes that healing comes from changing thoughts and beliefs, which were shaped by past experiences. It can be difficult to acknowledge that you cannot overcome your problems alone. Vera aims to create a warm, safe space for you to feel supported as you navigate these challenges.

Vera has experience practicing therapy with individuals who are ages 10 to 70+. She is excited to practice therapy at EDTLA and is passionate about helping people with eating disorders.

Kai Basler-Chang, predoctoral extern at Eating Disorder Therapy LA in Los Angeles, California, providing low-cost therapy [Image description: photo of a young adult male smiling with a mustache and dark hair]

Kai Basler-Chang, BA

Kai is a doctoral candidate pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences in Oberlin, Ohio. Kai’s clinical interests primarily lie in helping adolescents and young adults develop positive relationships with themselves and those around them. As a doctoral trainee, he has experience treating anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and behavioral issues with children and adolescents. Kai is excited to gain experience working with clients with eating disorders at EDTLA.



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