Margie Slater, Psy.D.
San Fernando Valley
16550 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Accepted Insurance:Out of Network
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 26243). I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Southern California, majoring in Psychology, and I then obtained my Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. My training has been diverse; I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families at an elementary school, college counseling center, inpatient psychiatric hospital, eating disorder facilities (Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Residential Treatment Center), outpatient community counseling center, and private practice.
I have done extensive research and clinical training in the treatment of eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and low self-esteem. My dissertation focused on how the relationship between fathers and daughters affected the development of women’s eating disorders. I have worked at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program, the Eating Disorder Center of California, and the Monte Nido Treatment Center at the Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential levels of care. I worked at the Monte Nido Treatment Center’s residential house as a Primary Therapist providing group and individual psychotherapy. I have been in Private Practice focusing on eating disorders and maternal mental health since 2013.
I practice therapy through a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic framework, which means that I am interested in helping you understand the way your past currently affects your life in order for you to develop a healthier and happier today and tomorrow. We will process the current troubles and symptoms you are struggling with in collaboration with each other. By developing insight and learning how to cope with challenging emotions, therapy can propel you forward into a healthier and more fulfilling life. I approach each patient with nonjudgmental curiosity and will help you to develop this curiosity about yourself as well.
When treating those with eating disorders, I collaborate with your multidisciplinary treatment team, including your Registered Dietician, Physician, and Psychiatrist. If you do not have a treatment team, I will help you to develop one so that all aspects of your health and wellbeing are addressed. It is very important for your physician to assess any medical complications related to your eating disorder and to help evaluate if outpatient therapy is an appropriate level of care.