Joshua Pretsky

Background and Training:

Undergraduate Degree 1991, UCLA

Post-Graduate Degree: MD 1995, UCLA

Psychiatric Residency Training: 1995-1999, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Other Professional Training: consultation-liaison fellowship, 1999-2000, UCLA/Wadsworth VA Hospital

Psychoanalytic Training, 1999-2007, New Center for Psychoanalysis

Practice Information:

Practice style: Community-based private practice office.

Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic but integrating other evidence-based modalities such as CBT and motivational interviewing. Also, integrative and holistic approaches in addition to psychopharmacology. Forensic expertise in civil litigation and workers compensation.

Types of patients: Individuals, couples, adolescents, adults and geriatric.

Diagnostic Interests: Mood, anxiety, eating and substance-abuse disorders, developmental challenges of late adolescence and early adulthood. Difficulties of creative professionals.

Other Information: Faculty Instructor, New Center for Psychoanalysis; Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. For more details see website.
Supervision Infomation:

Hours of availability to supervise a resident at this time: 
None currently

Participation in Other Residency Education Activities:

Dr. Pretsky is President of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association. He also sees residents in PCFA's Resident Psychotherapy Program (he is currently on leave from this program)
Contact Details:

Private Office
6310 S. San Vicente Blvd, #415
Phone: 3108268633