Kati Breckenridge, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

 

About me

 

Many years ago, having already finished my Ph.D. and without really seeking clinical work, I wandered into a job for Los Angeles County doing psychotherapy with firemen, policemen, and other county employees. I discovered I was good at it and that I liked it. What began as a temporary job led me to take more course work, do a post-doctoral fellowship, get licensed, and begin my private psychotherapy practice. That was in 1973.

For years I was more or less satisfied with my work, but eventually I felt a strong need to increase my competence and deepen the therapeutic work I was able to do. In 1991 I returned for a second doctoral program in contemporary psychoanalysis at an exciting, new, cutting-edge psychoanalytic institute. This further education and training has given me so much. It has renewed my excitement and gratitude for being able to do such rewarding work.

Over the years I have had extensive experience in working with adult individuals and with couples, dealing with all kinds of life issues and feelings. These have included the following: anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem issues, relational problems, conflict issues, work and ambition issues and more.

I have taught psychology at various universities and am currently on the teaching faculty at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles where I once studied. I have been both the President of the Board of that institute as well as chairing several of its major committees. I have given talks at major conferences and have published in various journals. My private practice is in west Los Angeles where I have been seeing people clinically for many years. I have listed a few of my professional milestones.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

CURRENTLY
Private practice in psychology since 1973 and in
psychoanalytic practice since 1991.

PRESENT-1998
Faculty at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.

2014-2008
Council member to the International Council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.

2009-2007
Editor-in-Chief of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Online Newsletter now renamed the eForum.

2003-2000
President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.

1995
Doctorate in psychoanalysis.

1973
Licensed in California as a psychologist.

1973-1972
Post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.

1970
Ph.D. in psychology awarded from the University of Texas at Austin

 

 

Contact

Kati Breckenridge, Ph.D., Psy.D.
1800 Fairburn Ave., Suite 205
Los Angeles, California 90025
Telephone: 310-446-0064
Email: kb@katibreckenridge.com