Thomas K. Ciesla

Background and Training:

Undergraduate Degree: BA 1957, Canisius College

Post-Graduate Degrees: MD 1961, SUNY, Buffalo; MSP, 1970, UCLA; PhD 1980, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Psychiatric Residency Training: 1965-68, UCLA NPI

Psychoanalytic Training: 1968-1986, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Other Professional Traning: Social & Community Psychiatry; added qualification in Addiction Psychiatry.


Practice Information:

Practice Style: Solo Office, Psychotherapy, Medication Management

Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, Eclectic

Types of Patients: Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, Adults

Diagnostic Interests: Substance Abuse, Buparenarphine


Supervision Information:

Dr. Ciesla sees residents in the Resident Psychotherapy Program, Psychiatry 483. He is available to see residents anytime.

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 Information:

commercial office
1301 20th Street, Suite 212
Santa Monica 90404

Phone: (310) 315-0300