My name is Ron Gad, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. I am in the process of completing my PhD in clinical psychology on my way to becoming a licensed psychologist. I began my therapeutic practice so that I can work with individuals, adolescents, and couples on the issues that they feel are holding them back from living a complete and happy life.
Ron Gad brings years of clinical and practical experience to the clients at Gad Analytic Psychotherapy. He has been invited to present at local, state, and national psychological conferences on various ways to combat the difficulties of substance abuse, the challenges of living with a compromised self-concept, and the complications of managing life with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Thorough academic research and personal life experience has provided Ron with the expertise needed to assist clients, family members, and loved ones address the root issues that lead to addiction as well as other emotional, relational, and psychological struggles.
Mr. Gad graduated summa cum laude from his counseling psychology Master’s Degree program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, and is currently completing his Doctorate in clinical psychology en route to becoming a licensed psychologist. He is trained in dream-work, hypnotherapy, Gestalt art and play therapy, and Gottman couples counseling.
In addition to addiction issues ranging from alcohol, drugs, gaming, internet, and sex & love, Ron has significant experience assisting clients who suffer from depression and anxiety as well as bi-polar, personality, and psychotic disorders. He has worked with numerous clients who have lived with the discomfort and shame brought on by learning disabilities and various childhood traumas that manifest as issues of self-esteem, and that often lead to escape through sex, drugs, and alcohol addictions.
Mr. Gad embraces an analytically depth psychological approach, encouraging clients to uncover and embrace elements of the unconscious, as those can be key components to the ways clients understand the actions they have taken in their lives.
Ron believes that change comes from insight and understanding. The therapeutic journey at Gad Analytic Psychotherapy will be one that connects the events of today with an exploration into experiences throughout the client’s life. Memories, dreams, and societal influences will all play an important role in understanding feelings, moods, and behaviors. Spotlighting certain repetitive behaviors should provide insight into both large and small trauma that are likely contributing to disruptive emotions and behaviors.