Thomas Ciesla

Thomas Ciesla MD

Background and Training

Undergraduate Degree: BA 1957, Canisius College

Post-Graduate Degrees: MD 1961, SUNY, Buffalo; MSP, 1970, UCLA

Psychiatric Residency Training: 1965-68, UCLA NPI

Psychoanalytic Training: 1985-86, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Practice Information

Practice Style: 1. Psychotherapy 2. Medication Management

Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic

Types of Patients: Individual, Couples, Adolescents, Adults

Diagnostic Interests: Addiction Psychiatry

Participation in Residency Education

Dr. Ciesla sees residents in the Resident Psychotherapy Program (Psychiatry 483). He is also available to supervise residents in the adult psychiatry program.

Hours of availability to supervise a resident at this time: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Contact Details tciesla@ucla.edu

Primary Office
1301 20th Street, Suite 212
Santa Monica 90404
Phone: (310) 315-0300
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