​(818) 788-0577

Tanya Rishwain, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach is eclectic, holistic and technique-based. With the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other therapies we collaborate to define your goals and understand barriers and plan the best approach to achieve emotional wellness.

I have over 20 years of clinical experience working in private practice. Previously I worked at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute on the inpatient units, the partial hospital program and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic specifically the OCD program. My areas of practice include treating the mood disorders, anxiety disorders including OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive related disorders. I work with children, adolescents and adults.

The treatment strategies I utilize are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention therapy and habit reversal. I seek to understand the background of the individual as well as where they are currently and teach techniques to help improve their ability to function and well-being.

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP): ERP is a form of CBT with the explicit purpose of
treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. ERP works by providing simulated and safe anxiety triggers and trains clients to resist and control their response to their exposure.


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT): a therapeutic approach that aims to increase
client’s awareness and ability to be present while accepting external conditions and making
meaningful commitments to behavioral change.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A form of talk therapy that trains clients to recognize
patterns of unproductive thinking and learn healthier responses to challenging situations.
Habit Reversal: Is a therapy designed to treat tics and other impulsive behaviors. Therapists work with clients to identify behavioral patterns and the triggering events that create them. Clients then work towards cognitive changes to control their responses.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): A therapy modality specifically designed for the treatment of
depression that works by emphasizing healthier relationships and effective communication.
Psychodynamic Therapy: A clinical approach that aims to promote self-awareness and insights by assessing how previous experiences have influenced current and ongoing behaviors.

Family-Based Therapy (FBT): Is a therapy modality specifically designed for children and adolescents struggling with eating disorders in which family systems are treated as a resource towards a goal of independence and healthy nutrition for the client.

Treatment Approach

Specific Challenges
Stress-related Issues
Skin picking
Panic Attacks
Avoidance (people or places)
Body Image Issues
Fertility Issues
Hair Pulling
Disorders Treated
Postpartum Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Panic Disorder
Specific Phobias
Social Phobia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Mood Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)

Tanya is an out-of-network provider.

Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes): $175
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement*: $70

Extended Family Therapy (90 minutes): $350
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement*: $230

Rates & Insurance

Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM


Community & Identity Statement

Tanya works with the following age cohorts:
Adolescents (12-18)
Young Adults (18-35)
Adults (35+)