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Tanya Rishwain

I have worked in private practice for over 20 years in Encino, CA  and currently in La Canada, CA.  Previously, I worked at the UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute and Hospital on the inpatient units, partial hospital program and the Anxiety Disorders Program, specifically the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program.  While at UCLA I provided individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and training for psychiatric residents and social work interns.


My areas of practice include treating depression and bipolar disorder, as well as anxiety disorders including OCD, BDD, OC Related Disorders, Panic, Phobias and Social Anxiety.  I work with children, adolescents and adults.  

The treatment strategies I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment (ERP) and Habit Reversal.  In addition, I provide psychotherapy focused on increasing insight in order to positively impact the present.

Certifications and Professioinal Affiliations

Member of National Association of Social Workers   1992-present

Family Therapy Certificate Program-Specialization in Couples and Family Therapy


Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Certified Group Psychotherapist


Member of American Group Psychotherapy Association   


Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work


Member of Anxiety and Depression Association of America


Member of International OCD Foundation 


TeleMental Health Institute

Certified Telemental Health Practitioner



2013 - Presenter - Developing better discipline and parenting skills

2011 - Presenter - Raising confident children

2010 - Presenter - Building positive character traits in children

2008 - Presenter - Healthy coping strategies for depression and anxiety

2006 - Presenter - A new year's resolution: loving ourselves and others

2004 - Presenter - How to cope with OCD in the family

2004 - Presenter - Anxiety, depression and healthy coping

2003 - Presenter - Family dynamics and improved communication

2002 - Presenter - Cognitive therapy techniques

1999 - Presenter - Exposure and response prevention treatment:

how to use it effectively

1999 - Presenter - Utilizing cognitive techniques to cope with stress

1999 - Presenter - Effective communication in relationships

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