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Dr. Terri Faith

Clinical Psychology
Santa Monica, CA
15 years experience female

Locations

Terri Faith Psychology PC

Santa Monica

Address

201 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
Directions

Insurances accepted

Health Net Of California

Optum

Managed Health Inc

Blue Shield of California

About

Bio

My philosophy towards feeling better is to work with taking control of thoughts and gaining insight into the true identity of clients so they understand who they truly are without the baggage of the past. To dissolve the "story" that keeps the tie and the painful past alive. I enjoy using a solution-focused whole body practice. I believe and it is documented in research, that emotions play a huge part in keeping negative and traumatic events alive and I enjoy using Emotional Freedom Technique and teaching clients Emotional Intelligence to assist with these issues

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Manic depression/bip: There is no difference between manic depression and bipolar. Manic depression is simply an outdated term for Bipolar Disorder. Some diagnoses and outd... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety : Monitor your thoughts and become mindful as to what is causing the symptoms in the moment. This takes practice
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Aggressive behavior,: Aggressive behavior can stem from many different sources in the conscious and subconscious mind. It's a good idea to see a seasoned psychologist in or... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anhedonia/depression: Anhedonia is not treated with antipsychotics. Anhedonia is a lack of motivation due to depression. I would ask your GP or Psychiatrist to prescribe an... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Bulimia and purging: Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight..T... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anger management: "Fits of rage" is not a psychological term officially but there are some diagnoses that include this as a symptom or part of the DSM5 criteria. There ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Dementia types: Dementia is an umbrella term. Meaning that under the concept of dementia there exists at least 6 different types..Alzheimer's, Vascular, Lewy Body, Ba... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Social disorders: There is no actual term or diagnosis called "excessive social personality" but there are personality disorders and disinhibition disorders which can b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fight or flight : You may be feeling anxiety or panic stemming from a reaction to what you have seen and your thoughts about it. We have deep seated psychobiological th... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Post-partum: Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensi... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychomotor issues: Psychomotor deterioration would be the loss of communication from the brain to peripheral nerves and muscles..Dementia, nerve damage (Sometimes the my... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Generalized anxiety: Anxiety that is chronic or generalized can be manifested in weight loss, cortisol elevation and higher blood pressure and a general feeling of uneasin... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Movement disorders: Psychomotor retardation is the slow down or inability to move different parts of the body..There are many causes but ultimately there is a disconnect... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety treatment: The best way to handle social anxiety is to monitor your thoughts and go see a psychologist who specializes in anxiety treatments. Especially CBT ther... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Stress and headaches: It is entirely plausible that anxiety and depression can lead to physiological symptoms. Be mindful of when the headaches occur and what preceded the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Thoughts and anxiety: Physiological symptoms due to anxiety that do not stem from a medical condition usually get triggered by a preceding thought. Try to remember what you... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fear of intimacy: "Trouble feeling affectionate" is a vague notion and so, may be a result of variety of things including problems with intimacy and a fear of expressin... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Internet addiction: internet addiction can be a way to escape the realities of life, compare ourselves to others which can cause anxiety and out of possible boredom. When... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Loneliness: There are many ways to deal with the feeling of loneliness. The reasons you feel this way could be very complex and I would suggest seeing a psycholog... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Narcissism, delusion: Delusions of grandeur can describe a few psychological disorders including Narcissistic personality disorder, a type of delusional disorder and a type... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Passive aggression: Passive Aggression can sometimes be caused by the inability to say no. For example, if you are a people pleaser and say yes when you want to say no, y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety and breath: Since I am a Psychologist I like to recommend learning mindfulness and meditation for anxiety. It is not a quick fix but learning breathing techniques... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Thoughts and coping: Sometimes life gets overwhelming so the best way to deal with things is to write everything down that you need to do to find solutions. Priortise them... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Behavior problems: Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therap... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Memory types: Short term memory literally holds memories for approximately 30 seconds unless we use strategies like "chunking" for phone numbers to help us retain ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety fixes: If you hate taking medication there is a natural way to deal with anxiety. It is believed that anxiety and it's physiological symptoms like heart and ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Overdose: Anti-depressant overdose can result in seizures, coma or death depending on the amount taken.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Short term memory : After ruling out a medical explanation, You may want to go to a psychologist for a diagnostic evaluation and take memory testing as well to find out w... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychosis, schizophr: Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and v... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Phobias: I suggest a guided imagery sessiion which is a covert solution for agoraphobia..Then you can do in vivo exposure to actually face the fear..I can expl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Agraphia/dysgraphia: There are two disorders called Agraphia and dysgraphia. You many want to go and get a neurological test as well as neuro-psych testing to find out if... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California Institute of Human Science
Graduated 2007MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toronto, Canada, Masters of Education
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

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Affiliations

Los Angeles County Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
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