We are excited to announce our low-cost eating disorder therapy program. Via our designation as a practicum site, we are now able to train advanced graduate students in psychology in evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. This allows us to further our mission of helping to disseminate evidence-based treatments and to bring them to people in California who need them. We are also able to offer a true low-cost treatment option. Our psychology externs will be able to provide individual psychotherapy for adults with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder and teens and adults with disordered eating and body image concerns.
The cost for sessions with our psychological externs is $60 per therapy hour. Sessions are available in-person in our office in mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles and virtually with individuals throughout California.
EDTLA has developed a memorandum of understanding with three local doctoral programs in clinical psychology— the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, and Pepperdine University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Each year, up to two advanced-level doctoral students are carefully selected through an interview process to be psychological externs at EDTLA. Psychological externs provide individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents.
All of the psychological externs receive extensive training through EDTLA’s training seminars and supervision program in order to provide quality therapy at lower fees than is typically found in Los Angeles.
All Psychological Externs work directly under Dr. Muhlheim (PSY15045), meaning that treatment decisions and progress are monitored on a weekly basis by an experienced licensed psychologist.
To inquire about receiving treatment from one of our psychology externs, please complete this form (and put Psychology Extern) under “Requested Clinician.”
Read more about our current eating disorder psychology externs.