"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom." - Lao Tzu
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Lindsay O'Shea, Ph.D.
I believe our early relationships build the foundation for how we view ourselves, the world around us, and how we choose future relationships. Humans are social beings and having close connections is what drives us; but it also requires vulnerability, communication, & self-awareness. While these are the most important skills in building and maintaining relationships of any kind whether romantic, familial, friendship, or work, we were never taught these skills in school.
Together, we’ll dive deep into your life experiences to grow your relationship with yourself which will extend to build stronger relationships with others. As a result of our work together, not only will your personal and professional relationships improve but the way you view yourself and your life will change on a deep level.
Whether you’re wanting more self-confidence, navigating the wild world of dating apps, wanting more awareness of the kind of partner you’re wanting to attract, or are currently in a relationship and wanting to create more intimacy and deeper communication; I got you. I know change can be hard, but within the environment of a uniquely supportive therapeutic relationship, you do not have to do it alone!
Are you ready for a change?
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Education and Training
I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology and completed my bachelor’s degree at University of San Diego. My training experiences have focused on how early relationships impact present day dynamics and I received specialized training in Psychodynamic orientation from the Wright Institute Los Angeles. I have also had the pleasure of training at community mental health centers including the Los Angeles LGBT Center and WISE and Healthy Aging.
My Doctoral Dissertation, “What’s love got to do with it: Relationships among the Millennial generation from hook ups to marriage” explored how technology, gender, sexuality, and family dynamics affect one’s view of relationships. In my Master’s Thesis, I looked at social media usage and it's impact on relationship satisfaction off-line. I brought my love of facilitating connections to working as a dating strategist, helping people understand what they want and need in a romantic relationship, navigate dating apps and “dating ADD,” and building intimacy within relationships. Additionally, I have spoken to audiences nation-wide as part of a research team for four years aimed at educating people and professionals on a range of topics including relationships, communication, sexuality, adolescent health, and parenting. I enjoy combining my psychological interests and entrepreneurial technology background to consult on dating and mental health apps.
I have a passion for sharing psychological research in a relatable way with the community & have been featured in online publications such as Brit + Co. discussing snooping & communication in relationships, Singles Warehouse on romantic desire and gender differences in hook up culture, Shape.com, Los Angeles Psychological Association, Encyclopedia of Psychology & Gender in co-writing an article on Sex Education in Schools, and more.
As a registered Psychological Assistant (PSB 94024094), my work is clinically supervised by Chelsea Gottfurcht, Psy.D. (PSY# 26350).
Lindsay O'Shea, Ph.D. | (213) 282-7160 | LOSheaTherapy@gmail.com
Chelsea Gottfurcht, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY 26350