Los Angeles, CA
Individual counseling and psychotherapy
Couple and relationship counseling
Career testing and counseling Supervision and Training
I use a cognitive-behavioral approach and have expertise in gay issues, men’s’ issues, HIV mental health, stress and anxiety treatment, relationship issues, and career concerns. I also have experience in treating most mental disorders affecting adults.
Here’s the most imporant thing you need to know: I love this profession and work constantly to hone my craft. I never took short cuts in either my education or my training. I continue that path of skill-building today. As a result, I stay sharp, confident, and my abilities continue to grow.
Licensed Psychologist (PSY15781) in California since 1998
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC12981) in Texas since 1995
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (#1072)
Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association (#10496)
Health Service Provider in Psychology, National Register (#44702)
UCLA Clinical Faculty (Cognitive Behavioral Clinic at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
Ph.D., University of Houston in Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited)
M.A., California State University, Northridge in Community-Clinical Psychology
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Internship in Professional Psychology — The University of Texas at Austin (APA Accredited)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology — UCLA (APA Accredited)
Summer Fellowship in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Intitute in NYC
Cognitive-behavioral therapy which is interactive, goal-oriented, and scientifically supported.
Other Services: Career & Personality Testing, Coaching/Consultation, and Lectures/Workshops.
Services for Adult Men,Women, and Couples.
Speciality treatment areas: Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Relationships, Sexuality issues, Addictions, Career/Goal achievement, and the concerns of Lesbians and Gay Men
Office in West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area (near Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Beverly Center).
New York, NY
New York, NY
I am a Psychotherapist practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in New York and Florida. My office is located in Manhattan and convenient to all public transportation. I received my graduate training at New York University School of Social Work and post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in Manhattan. I have also received post-graduate training and supervision in couples and family therapy and cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. I was awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in “End of Life Care” from New York University School of Social Work and the Soros Open Society Institute.
My specialties include therapy for:
Gay Men’s Issues
Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues (Couples in Crisis)
Performing and Creative Artists
Depression and Low Confidence
Anxiety and Stress
Problems with Alcohol and Drug Use
Work Related Issues
Loss and Bereavement
People Living with HIV and AIDS
People Coping with Chronic and Life Threatening Illnesses
And more . . .
Psychotherapy is a unique and personal engagement that aims to give a person the brave option to not just accept life on the terms it seems to have handed them.
For over 20 years, I have worked to assist others to be able to name, focus on and change numerous dilemmas of life.
Among those dilemmas: substance and behavioral addictions, childhood and sexual trauma and/or neglect, compulsivity and impulsivity issues, depression, anxiety, relationship strife, grief/loss, internalized fear of intimacy, sexual dysfunction, and emotional communication for individuals and couples.
A consult may require more than one session to determine needs. If the need for therapy is determined and there is an agreement to work together, frequency of sessions will be discussed and session times will be determined.
I provide the following services:
Short Term Psychotherapy
(during training and post-training)
New York, NY
Change is never easy and you don’t have to do it alone. As a compassionate and experienced therapist, my goal is to work with you to start finding solutions and help you start feeling better. I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years and love what I do. I work hard to make sure that I am providing the best services I possibly can and take my training and self-care seriously.
I believe that it is important to work with someone who understands the specific challenges of identifying as LGBTQ and is familiar with the community at large. Not only is creating a safe, supportive environment important to me, but also knowing how to address the issues that you may be facing as an individual or as a couple.
I have experience helping people with a wide range of issues, including :
Exploring Same-sex Attraction/ Identification
Master of Social Work From NYU
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor
Certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Therapist
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Work with the NYU School of Social Work
Graduate of the Martha K Selig Institute
Over 13 years experience providing psychotherapy to people like you.
In addition, I have also led presentations for the AEDP Institute and the New York EFT community, I provide supervision for therapists and I help train therapists in these models. Before private practice, I worked as a therapist in the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services outpatient mental health clinic as a member of their LGBTQ treatment unit. In addition, I worked in Greenwich House’s AIDS Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Programs and developed a mental health program for college students studying abroad in Florence, Italy. With compassion, understanding and humor, I will work with you to help you build on your strengths and create change.
New York, NY
Couples and Family Therapy
Short and Long-Term Treatment
The majority of my work has been with adults, young adults, and teenagers who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, drug and alcohol use, or post-traumatic stress reactions. These clients have often begun working with me after having engaged in long-term struggles that have left them confused and frustrated. This might be you.
I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how we can work together, whether you are an adult, young adult, or adolescent who is not living the way you would like. Therapy is learning how to trust, both yourself and others. I would like to facilitate that trust.
I am Dr. Tony Ortega and I am a licensed psychologist in the states of New York and Florida. My goal is to provide quality psychological and evaluation services as well as life coaching to my community. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I can perform services in either English or Spanish depending on your needs. Hi. Thank you for visiting my page. I wanted to share with you a little bit about me. My passion for helping others began at a very early age. I always knew that no matter what I did, I wanted to help others. Once I knew that such a profession existed, I knew this was my path in life.
In August of 1992, I began my first job as a mental health professional in a residential women’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Since then, I have worked in a multitude of settings as well as with a myriad of clientele. The settings I have worked for have been inpatient, outpatient, residential, managed care, and most recently, in private practice. With regards to the clientele I have worked with, I have treated individuals with the following issues: substance abuse, mood disorders, severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, sex offenses, and for the past 7 years, LGBTQ and HIV. The way that I work with you takes on a very cognitive/behavioral/coaching approach.
I like to take a look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to you coming to therapy/coaching and come up with active plans to improve the quality of your life. Homework assignments between sessions is a staple in my work with you. My basic premise with clients is that you are not sick nor do you need fixing. I also don’t work with diagnoses per se. My job is to help you remove the obstacles that are preventing you from accessing your power, which is your inherent birthright. Processing of past issues is certainly part of the process but not the only part of the process. For change to occur, insight as well as action is required. The foundation of my work with you is: Rewrite your story, find your voice, and live authentically. Services are provided in a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Sessions are conducted in person as well as via video conferencing.