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Dr. Amy Clayton

Psy.D., LCSW

Many of my clients are high achieving people who find themselves surprised to be struggling with a problem. By drawing upon my clients' strengths, I can assist them in making meaningful changes that can make a significant difference in their lives.  My goal as a therapist is to help them and you succeed on your own.

My clients bring a wide range of concerns to my office. I often see people who are experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, changes in mood, loss, grief, stress, drugs & alcohol, postpartum issues, and "baby blues". Other very common concerns include relationship problems and family dynamics.

My treatment approach is to provide solutions through support and helpful feedback to assist clients with confronting recent life challenges or exploring longstanding patterns that have left them feeling stuck.  Blending a variety of therapeutic techniques, I tailor my approach to the individual client with the goal of helping them overcome their roadblocks to success and promoting their independence.


Counseling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Consultation.

Psychotherapy Services


Currently serving clients located anywhere in California - through the use of telehealth.

Individual Psychotherapy
  • Brief Strategic Therapy for Individuals

  • Short and Long-term psychotherapy for adults and adolescents

Couples / Relational Psychotherapy
  • Conflict of roles and expectation

  • Poor communication

  • Relational and Intimacy Problems

  • Family Systems Issues

Adolescent / Teen Psychotherapy
  • Realistic goal setting

  • Working with schools to improve performance

  • Coping with Family Issues (Divorce, Illness, Substance abuse)

  • Addressing social issues

Substance Related Disorders
  • Alcohol

  • llicit Substances(cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, etc.)

  • Prescription drugs

Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Assessing for risk of Pregnancy or Postpartum Depression

  • Coping with the new role as a parent

  • Relationship issues

  • Alleviating guilt or shame related to parenting (nursing vs. bottle feeding,etc.)

  • Addressing the myths of the "Happy New Mother"

Treatment Specialization Includes:
  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Health Issues and Medical Concerns

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Stress Management

  • Drug & Alcohol problems & Recovery

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Parenting & Family Issues

  • Negotiating Adolescence


I primarily work with adults and adolescents (previously - at my office in Encino and currently - through telehealth.) My theoretical orientation is solution-focused and interpersonal, with the use of cognitive-behavioral strategies when appropriate.


Contact Me

*Covid Update*

While my office is located in Encino, I am currently meeting with my clients via telehealth to ensure the safest and most effective form of treatment at this time.  

16550 Ventura Blvd. #405

Encino, CA 91423

Tel: 818-209-6700

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