About Me



BA, California State University Northridge
1996 (Psychology)

MA, California School of Professional Psychology, IFC
1999 (Psychology)

PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology
2001 (Clinical Psychology)

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual, children and adolescents, couples and family therapy and maintain my own private practice in Encino, California

With over 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical psychologist, I am currently serving as a clinical psychologist, working with a broad spectrum of patients.  Among my areas of expertise are parenting, divorce and co-parenting, blended families, sexual dysfunctions, depression, anxiety, relational issues, and learning how to adjust to  transitions in our lives in the most effective way.

In addition to being a prominent relationship psychologist, I lecture extensively at both National Conferences and to general audiences.  Topics covered include: eating disorders, learning disabilities, parenting, couple relationships, blended families, and infertility and its psychological components.  I conduct a variety of groups for teens and adults such as anger management, support group for siblings of children with special needs, social groups for teens and children with special needs (autism and more), parenting classes, and more.  Furthermore, I have my own radio show at www.israla.com where I provide consultation to diverse audiences.  I work conjointly with psychiatrists and assess for medical treatment when and if needed.

I am a firm believer that each and every one can improve their quality of life if given guidance and confidence.  I provide the individual with tools which allows the person to view events in their lives from different angles.  Therefore, individuals become "the navigator" of their own lives.  I tailor my treatment to the person's individualized needs and not only to the diagnosis. I am an interactive, solution-focused psychologist.  My  therapeutic approach is to provide support, practical feedback, and eclectic interventions to help patients effectively address personal life challenges and to "own" the understanding and resolution to their conflicts. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach with compassion, commitment and understanding.  I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm