Lakefront Psychoanalysis offers professional help for Trauma and the variety of emotionally-related difficulties often resulting from trauma or a traumatic experience such as Eating Disorders and/or Addictions. Lakefront Psychoanalysis also specializes stress-related mental health issues for high level executives. Dr. Peggy DuBois has been a specialist in these areas for over 25 years. She provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in her beautiful lakefront offices in Westlake Village, California. Dr. DuBois offers an integrated and holistic approach to treatment in a very private and safe environment overlooking the lake at Westlake. She will accomodate a patient with telementalhealth (psychotherapy sessions over the phone or via web cam) at her private office as a convenience to her patients.
Peggy DuBois, Psy.D., M.F.T., R.D.
My work resonates from a deep understanding of traumatic experiences. As a contemporary psychoanalyst, I’m trained in psychotherapy for a wide range of human difficulties for emotional pain, pathways for self-discovery and personal growth. Although I have learned from a variety of mentors, my greatest teachers have been my patients who allowed me the rich opportunity of trusting me with their conflicts, challenges, relational systems and deepest fears. My primary therapeutic mode is empathy, attunement and listening with an emphasis on your personal experiences and current life challenges.
My personal philosophy regarding human care is to avoid diagnosis and any unnecessary judgments that work to interfere rather than to facilitate human growth. This is acutely important in adolescent treatment due to the initial developmental task of identity differentiation, a hallmark of the psychological task during this critical period in life and human development. This structural necessity is part of establishing a form of personal self-esteem.
What is Psychotherapy?
The process and focus of psychotherapy is to create a time, place and environment that allows for personal safety and privacy. This setting supports the feeling of emotional understanding to emerge. The ensuring co-creation of your self awareness will take place. This allows for processing emotional difficulties; opening up and expanding avenues and choices.
"Anything that's human is mentionable and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone."
Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
Individual, Adult or Adolescent males and females, Families, Couples
Executive Stress Therapy
Individual Adult males and females with high level executive positions
Weight Management and Nutritional Counseling - Underlying causes of weight and eating disorder issues
SPECIALTY CONDITIONS TREATED
Eating Disorders / Weight Issues
Executive Level Stress Management