Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in West Hollywood.
British born Oliver Drakeford is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and licensed therapist in the West Hollywood / Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles. He has experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults individually, as well as providing family counseling and group therapy.
Oliver helps clients with a broad range of needs, from anxiety, depression, mood disorders and addiction issues, to communication issues within a family.
He is the Clinical Director of an adolescent treatment center in Malibu and developed a family focused approach to helping teens and their families connect and strengthen relationships. Oliver enjoys working with teens, families and adults in private practice.
He views the individual as part of a complicated system of relationships which is useful to explore in individual, couple, or family therapy.
Individual Therapy I Group Therapy I Family Therapy
Therapist in West Hollywood
8702 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
I Los Angeles, CA 9003
My approach to therapy is influenced by my enthusiasm for classical psychodynamic theory that was the foundation of my two year training at the esteemed Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills. This was enhanced with a certification from the Los Angeles Institute and Association for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS), and a foundation course at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). I strive to constantly enhance my approach using contemporary influences, from Mentalization Based Training, and from the extensive cultural sensitivity work at Antioch University, where I was in the LGBT Specialization. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, and continue training in Modern Group Analytic theory at the Center for Group Studies in New York. As a family therapist, I focus on communication in family counseling, as it pertains to understanding the family dynamics, conflict and connection.
Oliver Drakeford Therapy is located in West Hollywood.
The office is near La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd. There is ample metered parking in the area, as well as parking in local lots. Side streets on the north side of Santa Monica have two hour free parking, but please look at parking signs carefully.
8702 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069