Expertise

Board certified in clinical psychology, Dr. Lilli Friedland specializes in evaluating and developing individuals’ deeper self-understanding and interpersonal awareness, openness to various perspectives, manage conflict, make wise decisions, and thoughtfully and actively shape their lives. 

Clinical Services

Psychologists are highly trained to integrate their knowledge of current research and best practices, use their relevant training and clinical expertise, and obtain information about each individual’s life in making clinical decisions, implementing treatment plans, and developing a therapeutic alliance to achieve positive outcomes. The effectiveness of any psychotherapy is influenced by the individual’s unique characteristics - such as their personality, self-understanding, developmental history and life stage, genetics, experiences, strengths and ‘blind spots,’ ability to function, readiness to engage and change in psychotherapy, perception of support, family and close relations, and sociocultural factors. 

Sometimes even normal developmental or life events (i.e., when children leave home, or making a commitment to relationships) can unsettle or emotionally impact a person....

 

Sometimes situations or contexts change (i.e., change in jobs, or divorce) and upset a person....

 

Sometimes the person's emotions or moods (i.e., stress, depression, anxiety, or unhappiness) make life difficult....

 

Dr. Friedland offers individual, couples and family psychotherapy to build understanding and capabilities to manage challenges and facilitate individuals’ abilities to actively shape their choices. 

Individuals and families change over time as they go through developmental stages, planned and unplanned life events, or crises. People also are affected by new relationships, interests, careers, physical changes, and planned or unplanned external events. If individuals do not positively adapt to changes in their own lives or those people close to them, then severe stress or strain may occur and adversely impact them emotionally, physically, socially, and/or their ability to function.

 

Disappointments, hurts, rivalries, differing views or unmet needs frequently cause discord or isolation. Additionally unexpressed or misunderstood feelings and needs can affect people negatively. Dr. Friedland guides individuals, groups, and families to identify, grow and use their strengths and capabilities, to develop themselves and their relationships. 

Forensic Services

Evaluation and assessment   |  Expert Witness  |  Litigation Consultation

 

Dr. Friedland has practiced forensic psychology for more than 25 years. Her areas of forensic specialization are employment and corporate culture issues, gender/sexual harassment, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and psychological reactions to traumatic events or injuries. She has provided services for both the defense and plaintiff sides - approximately 50% on each side. In her forensic practice she conducts psychological evaluations, prepares literature review of psychological impact, reviews opposing psychological expert’s work, and participates in planning litigation strategies with attorneys.

 

She served on the Los Angeles County Psychological Association's Ethics Committee and co-chaired its Forensic Committee.