LAISPS Referral Service
The Referral Service of The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies is available to persons seeking the therapeutic benefits of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, but who are unable to afford these services at a full fee.
Psychoanalysis is a specialized and intensive form of therapy that may be the treatment of choice for persons seeking to modify painful or unsatisfying patterns of behavior and emotional experience. Inasmuch as these maladaptive patterns are often longstanding and resistant to change, analysis typically involves 4 or 5 sessions per week, continuing over a period of time.
The Referral Service also offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The treatment requires fewer sessions per week but often is of a similar duration as psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy are not appropriate for everyone, and not all applicants will be referred for treatment. There is a $30 fee for the evaluative consultation.
Psychoanalysis arranged through the Referral Service is conducted by licensed mental health professionals engaged in psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) under the supervision of senior faculty.
For further information, applicants and referring colleagues are encouraged to call the LAISPS office at 310-440-0333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org