Dr. Talya Stein (PSY#27573) is a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D.) who provides therapeutic and assessment services to adults, adolescents, children, and families. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Macaulay Honors College at Queens College and went on to pursue her graduate training at St. John’s University, completing a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology. Though originally from the East coast, Dr. Stein moved to Los Angeles when she matched for her final psychology internship at The Help Group and could not bring herself to leave.
Dr. Stein has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, private practices, and schools. She works extensively with people experiencing depression and anxiety, utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques. Dr. Stein also helps individuals with ADHD improve their executive functioning skills and balance the demands of life. She engages in TFCBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which aids people with PTSD or who have experienced traumatic events by helping them to decrease their heightened anxiety. Dr. Stein has also co-led several DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups in the past and currently uses DBT skills, which seek to provide coping skills for people with Borderline Personality disorder or suicidal tendencies, within therapy as indicated. She has had extensive training in multiple evidence-based practices, which she utilizes in her work with her clients. Dr. Stein is trained in the CAPPS modality (Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States), a family therapy aimed at helping to manage and understand pre-psychotic symptoms. She has a background in school psychology and provides psychological assessment services for diagnostic clarification and to help clients better understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to reach their potential.
Dr. Stein generally employs cognitive behavioral techniques, while integrating interpersonal and systems approaches in order to best meet the needs of her clients. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is vital to treatment success and is respectful and attentive to cultural factors and the unique history and circumstances of each client. Her ultimate goal in therapy is to help clients lead fulfilled and empowered lives and she views therapy as a partnership in which she works with clients toward this goal.