TLA was founded by Elana Lev, LCSW, Lindsay Rickel, LCSW, and Laura Twersky, LCSW. Due to the growing gap of services following intensive treatment and outpatient care, we are passionate about providing evidenced-based treatment that is more practical, flexible, and tailored to problems you face in your life. Unlike most outpatient programs, we offer therapy services that can be adjusted depending on where you are in your recovery. We are committed to providing you practical skills while simultaneously creating a space for self-exploration, personal growth, and life enrichment.
Elana lev, lcsw
Elana Lev is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA. Elana’s experience ranges from working at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiartric Hospital inpatient unit to working in outpatient settings including the Behavioral Health Services clinic at UCLA and the DBT Center of the South Bay. Elana has completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and training in Perinatal Mood Disorders. Elana provides evidenced-based individual therapy, group therapy, and case management services to adults, adolescents and couples.
lindsay rickel, lcsw
Lindsay Rickel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northwestern University. Lindsay has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, outpatient clinics, and the partial hospitalization program at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Most recently, Lindsay assumed the role as Clinical Coordinator of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Behavioral Wellness Center, where she provides individual therapy, coaching for medical professionals, and well-being programing for various departments across UCLA. Lindsay is trained in a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based models, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), ISTDP (Intensive Short-term Psychodynamic Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Perinatal Mood Disorders, and Problem-Solving Therapy.
laura twersky, lcsw
Laura Twersky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master's degree in Social Work from UCLA and her Bachelor of Arts in Honors Psychology from The University of Michigan. Laura is a staff member at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital in the Partial Hospitalization Program providing individual supportive therapy, group therapy, and case management services to adults and the geriatric population. She has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) for psychosis, Skills Training in Affective Interpersonal Regulation Narrative Therapy for trauma, and Mindfulness.