Stress Check-Up Practitioner Directory
Alan Gordon, LCSW
4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 318
Marina Del Rey,
Alan Gordon, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. Alan is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California, has authored publications on the treatment of chronic pain, and has presented on the topic of pain treatment at conferences, mental health facilities, and pain centers throughout California. He served as the chair for the 2nd PPD Conference, which took place at UCLA in 2010.
PPD Training, Experience and Approach
Alan has been treating PPD clients since 2005. He utilizes techniques from psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and ISTDP. His primary approach aims to help clients reframe the meaning of their pain, idientify what psychological issues underlie their physical symptoms, and works toward directly addressing these issues. Alan co-authored the PPD Treatment Outline which provides a lengthier summary of his treatment approach.