Paul R. Puri

Background and Training:

Undergraduate Degree: BA 2000, Hampshire College

Post-Graduate Degree: M.D. 2007, University of Rochester

Psychiatric Residency Training: 2007-2011, University of California, San Diego

Psychoanalytic Training: 2011-2012, New Center for Psychoanalysis

Other Professional Training: 2011, CBT training at the Beck Institute; Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy Training (UCSD, Erickson Foundation, ASCH, Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis); Strategic Family Therapy, Mental Research Institute; other workshop trainings (psychodrama, gestalt therapy); DBT Training, UCSD (including running group for a year)

Practice Information:

Practice Style: Therapy focused with utilization of medication as appropriate. Generally aim to customize therapy approaches to the individual case, especially with focuses on brief therapy approaches if possible. Less than 30% of my practice is medication only.

Theoretical Orientation: Eclectic. I have less of a belief that a single theoretical system should dictate practice, and find it useful to be able to conceptualize patients in multiple theoretical modalities to then develop varied strategies of intervention.

Type of Patients: individuals, couples, families, groups, adolescents, adults, geriatric.

Supervision Information:

Names of residents supervised in the last five years: David Sheski, Rebecca Van Horn, Yelena Koldobaskaya, Harrison Lyu, and Connor Darby. 

Hours of Availability to Supervise at this Time: Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

ASCH Approved Consultant -- Certified to train health professionals in hypnosis.

Assistant Clinical Professor.

Contact Details:

commercial office
11980 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 989-2614