Oliver Drakeford | Paradigm Malibu

Oliver Drakeford joins us after two years of working with adolescents as a psychotherapist at Beverly Hills High School and The Maple Counseling Center. His approach to therapy is influenced by his enthusiasm for psychodynamic theory, which was ignited while studying for his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. After graduating, he pursued this interest with a year long certifications from the Los Angeles Institute and Association for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS), and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP).

Oliver regards group therapy as a powerful form of treatment, and enjoys working with groups of all types, including families. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Donald T. Brown Memorial Scholarship Award for Group Psychotherapy from The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, and received additional training from AGPA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).

Oliver specializes in working with teens who might be identifying on the LGBTQ continuum and adolescents struggling with addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, self-harm and depression.

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