Suzanne M. Wallach
Dr. Wallach is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa University in 2002, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate University in 2008, and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2014.
Phillips Graduate University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Wallach works mainly from a psychodynamic perspective, using Object Relations and Attachment Theory as well as existential, dialectic and cognitive interventions as needed to help patients dealing with substance abuse, behavioral addictions, eating disorders, complex trauma and personality disorders. Her pre-licensure training was completed at the LA Free Clinic and at CalFAM Counseling Center in Encino as an MFT Trainee, followed up by three years as an MFT intern at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, a regionally recognized and respected psychodynamic training center.
The Maple Counseling Center
Certification in EMDR
Psychoanalytic Center of California
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Linehan Institute DBT Intensive Training for Private Practice Clinicians
Dr. Wallach was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by one of the world’s leading EMDR clinicians, Andrew Leeds of Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute. She is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, which means that she has completed an EMDRIA approved training in EMDR, and completed hundreds of hours in sessions and consultations beyond what is required for basic training in EMDR.
Dr. Wallach is also trained in Trauma Resiliency Model (Level 1), and has completed the Psychoanalytic Center of California’s Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Wallach has completed a 2 year intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for independent practitioners at The Linehan Institute in Seattle, Washington. This training is the only comprehensive DBT training in the nation supervised by Marsha Linehan, PhD, the original developer of DBT.
Prior to working in her private practice, she served as a Staff Therapist at an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Beverly Hills. While there, Dr. Wallach worked on a number of highly complex cases, treating high acuity addicts of all kinds as well as clients with behavioral addictions. She also ran Relapse Prevention and Client Process groups. Dr. Wallach is an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
Lindsay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a passion for helping others on their journey to heal and grow, and believes that each person is different, and thus requires individualized care to support them. Lindsay believes that the relationship is the most important and healing aspect of therapy, so she takes great care in treating her clients with authenticity, honesty, and compassion. Lindsay comes to each client with a compassionate heart and open ears, and she hopes that each person is able to create a life worth living.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Additionally, Lindsay has complete Behavioral Tech’s Foundational Training in DBT, and is deepening her training as a DBT team member, primary therapist and DBT skills group leader in Dr. Wallach’s comprehensive DBT program.
Lindsay approaches therapy from a humanistic and experiential foundation and places importance in the relational aspect of therapy to foster personal growth and healing in individuals. Lindsay has extensive experience working with substance abuse, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression, and she is also skilled in treating other mood, thought, and behavioral disorders. Lindsay also assists with skill building interventions drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to encourage independence and enhance self-efficacy.
Lindsay has previously worked with addiction and co-occurring disorders in Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings, in both non-profit and private-sectors as a Primary Therapist. In her role as Primary Therapist, Lindsay coordinated care and treatment of acute cases of addiction and mental health disorders. Lindsay has not only provided individual, couples, and family therapy, but she has also run psychoeducational, process, and skills building groups on a multitude of subjects. Lindsay is an active member of the California Association and Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Staff Associate Therapist
Rachel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing under the supervision of Suzanne Wallach, PsyD, LMFT. As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, Rachel’s door is open to clients of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship expansive communities. She aims to remind clients of their own resourcefulness as they work to create and enhance a life worth living.
Rachel received her B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Psychotherapy. She is completing her training on the Violet Oaklander Model for experiential play therapy with children and has completed Behavioral Tech’s Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Rachel continues to strengthen her training in private practice under Dr. Wallach’s mentorship and as a part of the DBT team at Suzanne Wallach Psychotherapy as a primary therapist, and a skills group facilitator.
Rachel understands therapy as a collaborative process that allows trust and authenticity to foster insight and growth, exploring how the past informs the present. She has extensive experience working with issues related to LGBTQ+, anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction, trauma, binge-eating/restricting, life transitions, identity formation, and personality disorders. She uses a psychodynamic and experiential approach, as well as DBT interventions aimed at enhancing self-efficacy. Rachel specializes in working with individual adults and couples, adolescents, and children ages 5+.
In addition to private practice, Rachel has experience working as an individual therapist and group counselor for adolescents and adults in residential facilities and outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders in Malibu and West Los Angeles. She completed her graduate training at Being Alive in West Hollywood providing psychotherapy to LGBTQ+ individuals and couples affected by HIV. She has trained to facilitate process and experiential groups, and has worked as a resource associate for the Center for the Study of Young People in Groups at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Rachel is an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Angelique is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. She is foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and specializes in helping clients identify intrinsic motivation for value-oriented behavior. Angelique utilizes mindfulness and creativity to empower clients to create a life worth living and manage the difficult emotions that are part of a full life experience. In 2017, Angelique was awarded the Art Therapy Clinician Award by the Southern California Art Therapy Association. She is passionate about healing arts advocacy and currently serves as President on the board of the Southern California Art Therapy Association. Angelique is also a professional member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Associate Staff Therapist
Daniele is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing under the supervision of Suzanne Wallach, PsyD, LMFT. She is passionate about helping others on their paths to healing and works to establish a meaningful, trusting alliance with every client. She takes a collaborative approach in therapy and honors each person’s unique background and perspective. Daniele believes that exploring early experiences can help individuals understand how the past influences the present. By increasing insight, she helps clients make clearer choices in the present and future. She aims to instill hope through recognizing areas of strengths, resilience, and capacity for positive change. Daniele sees children age 4 and up, young adults, adults and families in her private practice and in Dr. Wallach’s DBT program.
Daniele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. She takes an integrative approach to therapy, combining psychodynamic principles with cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness techniques. She believes in individualized treatment and tailors her approach to best fit each client’s goals and needs. Daniele is currently completing Behavioral Tech’s Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is deepening her training in DBT in Dr. Wallach’s practice as an individual DBT therapist and Skills Group leader in Dr. Wallach’s comprehensive program. Daniele has also trained in group therapy, experiential play therapy, and art therapy.
Prior to joining Dr. Wallach’s practice, Daniele provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their parents. She gained extensive experience addressing issues related to anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, family conflict, and identity development in teens. Daniele is active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Staff Associate Therapist
Esther Jacob is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker practicing under the supervision of Suzanne Wallach, PsyD., LMFT. She actively engages with all clients to establish an honest, trusting and supportive relationship. Esther believes that the relationship between client and therapist is important in helping the client achieve their goals and find a life worth living.
After graduating from Ithaca College with a B.A. in Psychology, Esther earned her Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University. Esther is also a Certified Divorce Coach and currently supports individuals, families and couples, high conflict and otherwise, in the divorce process.
In Dr. Wallach’s group practice and comprehensive DBT program, Esther’s focus is on working with families, couples, and adults. Esther gained extensive experience working with adults at Bellevue, Long Island Jewish and Jamaica Hospitals in New York and also worked intensively with adolescents in individual and group settings during her internship at New Hyde Park Memorial High School on Long Island.
Esther has combined her passion for coaching and therapy and works with a variety of therapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Esther is completing her Foundational Training in DBT at Behavioral Tech, and is deepening her knowledge of DBT under the supervision of Dr. Wallach. She currently runs DBT skills groups and sees families and individuals in Dr. Wallach’s comprehensive DBT program. She has a solution-based, forward-focused approach. She specializes in issues related to anxiety, depression, divorce, parenting and co-parenting. She deals with communication issues in all forms of relationships. Her goal is to make clients feel heard and understood in a safe space in order for them to reach their desired goals.
Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Wallach with any questions you may have.
Office: 450 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210