SUSAN P. FRANKEL,Ph.D. & ASSOCIATES Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis A Jungian Approach
SUSAN P. FRANKEL,Ph.D. & ASSOCIATES           Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis                       A Jungian Approach

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:  if there is any reaction, both are transformed." 

C.G. Jung


Susan P. Frankel, Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Frankel (PSY 14552) is a Clinical Psychologist and a certified Jungian Psychoanalyst and is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  She maintains a private practice in the Century City/Westwood area.  She has been in practice for more than twenty years. Her work varies, depending on her client's needs, but she relies primarily on depth psychology. Susan sees adults, children, families, and couples in her practice.  She has worked with children from ages 4 through 18. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from Loyola University.  Additionally Susan has supervised and taught new therapists for more than ten years  at The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, where she is past Executive Director and presently Director of Training,  and at the C.G. Jung Institute.  She participated for two years in an infant observation program and she has written and presented nationally on the topic of "Infant Observation and its Impact on Working with Adults Patients."  She is on the faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  Her areas of special interest include transference and countertransference, intersubjectivity, and developmental theory.  She also uses  "sandplay" as an adjunct to psychotherapy.

Helena Vissing, M.S., Psy.D.


Dr. Vissing (PSB94022850) is a Psychological Assistant at Susan P. Frankel, Ph.D. and Associates. She has a range of experience working as a School Psychologist, in residential treatment, assisted living, and private practice. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 from her home country Denmark. She has trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and at The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training. Helena is experienced using active imagination in therapy and integrating her clients' creativity as part of treatment.


In addition to her experience with psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Helena specializes in maternal mental health and reproductive psychology. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on emotional and body image issues related to motherhood. She is active in the non-profit organization Maternal Mental Health NOW as faculty on the Training Committee and member of the Research Sub-Committee, where she provides training and consultation for mental health care providers. 


Helena is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, where she teaches Child and Adolescent Development and Treatment of Children and Adolescents.


Helena is available for psychotherapy treatment of individuals, couples, children, and adolescents in English, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian, under the supervision of Susan Frankel, Ph.D.


Modalities offered, always tailored to individual needs:

Short- and long-term psychotherapy (psychodynamic, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, new parents are welcome to bring their babies to sessions)

Sandplay Therapy (for all ages)

Art exercises and techniques

Dream analysis

Play Therapy




Dora Yari, MA, MFTi.

Call Dora for a free consultation (424) 256-6499.


Therapy is a journey of self-awareness, overcoming emotional and mental challenges, allowing for inner freedom and self-direction. Developing self-reflection facilitates gaining confidence and self-respect.


Your history and experiences often create a lens of perception and coping skills that may no longer serve you. Self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors are often tied to a disconnection from a deeper self and your essence. As a result, distressing emotions such as shame, depression and anxiety are experienced.


By removing inner obstacles, and addressing repeated patterns that impact your personal and professional relationships, the quality of experiencing life is enhanced. Our therapeutic collaboration will also bring forth insight, intuition, and access to creativity and imagination. 




Relationship Issues

Behavioral Issues

Emotional Disturbance

Coping Skills


Family Conflict

Career Counseling

Child or Adolescent




Child or Adolescent

Oppositional Defiance

Peer Relationships

School Issues

Self Esteem


Sexual Abuse


Anger Management

Loss of meaning


Client Focus

Ages: Child or Adolescent, Adults

Sexuality: Heterosexual Clients, Bisexual Clients, Gay and Lesbian Clients



Years in Practice: 4+ Years

School: Pacifica Graduate Institute

Year Graduated: 2013

Registration No. and State: 87557 California

Avg Cost (per session): $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


This image is a stylized representation of a nautilus, which is a sea creature, a living fossil, closely related to the ammonite which swam in ancient oceans millions of years ago.  This fossil is often associated with change, resiliency, and overcoming obstacles.  It is an image for growth and evolution.  Following the spiral you will cross similar points and each crossing will change your depth of perspective.  For us, this is an excellent symbol of the therapy process.

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