A Practice of Psychiatric + Psychological Services
MICHAEL E. HARRIS, PH.D. Clinical Director
Dr. Harris has been a licensed psychologist for over 30 years and is both the founder and clinical director of Center For Behavior Medicine. He is a solution-focused psychologist and offers a creative blend of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theory. Dr. Harris takes an active and direct approach with his patients and ensures they leave the therapeutic process with feelings of empowerment and specific tools to better confront and control existing and future emotional challenges.
Dr. Harris received his doctorate degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1977. He has created and served as director of multiple substance abuse and eating disorder programs at both the University of Chicago and College Hospital, Cerritos CA. Dr. Harris is an active member of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital, PIH Health, as well as Whittier Hospital Medical Center.
SPECIALTIES Anxiety and panic disorders, OCD, depression, bereavement, alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, relationship dysfunction, and stress and conflict in the work place.
BARBARA J. JUSTICE, M.D.
Dr. Justice is a double
Board Certified General Psychiatrist with training in several subspecialties of
psychiatry and medicine.
Her philosophy of providing
the art of medicine is that of being conservative but appropriate. The
treatment is tailored to ones individual need. She provides
Psychophamacological treatment to those who are in therapy and who need the
additional healing of medicaion in order to maximize their attainment of
Dr. Justice is a seasoned
professional with a history that is rich and varied in the experience of caring
for people. She obtained her Doctorate in 1977 at Howard University Medical School, Washington D.C.
SPECIALTIES Psychopharmacology, general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychodynamic psycho therapy.
JIANPENG WANG, M.D.
Dr. Wang is Psychiatrist, licensed to diagnose and treat common mental health illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia and personality disorder. Dr. Wang’s philosophy of providing medication is to individualize the treatment according to people’s diagnosis, symptom profile, treatment history and other bio-psycho-social factors.
Dr. Wang completed his medical education from Tianjin Medical University in 1991. He also obtained doctorate degree on Urology from Tianjin Medical University in 1999. Before he moved to Los Angeles, he completed his 4 years psychiatry residency training in University of North Dakota.
SPECIALTIES Depression disorders, anxiety disorders including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance induced disorders
HERBERT BLAUFARB, PH.D.
Dr Herbert Blaufarb is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children (ADD,ADHD), adolescents, and families. Understanding that many patients often find themselves in problem-based situations, Dr Blaufarb integrates a solution-based approach into his broader therapy practice. With this approach Dr. Blaufarb has been fortunate to have seen his patients
quickly grow and develop a clearer understanding of themselves and of
their life situation.
Dr. Blaufarb obtained his doctorate at the University of Illinois. He is and active member of the American Psychological Association and California State Psychological Association.
SPECIALTIES ADD and ADHD, children and adolescents, geriatric populations, family dynamics, and post divorce counseling including custody, visitation, and transition.
CHARLES G. O'MALLEY, PH.D.
Dr. O’Malley is a
licensed psychologist who has been in private practice since 1985. In his approach to therapy, Dr. O'Malley combines biological, social, psychological and cultural factors as he develops an understanding of the client's individual needs and treatment plan. Being able to work with people to aid healing as a psychologist has been one of his most cherished life gifts.
Charles G. O’Malley received his doctorate degree from Brigham Young University and his B.S. in Psychology from University of Southern California. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and has been in private practice since 1985.
SPECIALTIES Anxiety and depression disorders, ADD/ADHD, family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, short term psychodynamic therapy, adults, children, and adolescents.
ERIN HARRIS, PSY.D.
Erin Harris is a clinical psychologist who works from a
psychoanalytic/psychodynamic framework. In her practice, Dr. Harris weaves
a psychoanalytic approach with practical
application of cognitive-behavioral/goal-oriented interventions. She adheres to
the belief that a patient's presenting problem and their personality as a whole must be understood with great depth to effectively treat the most pressing emotional difficulties.
Dr. Harris received her Psy.D. at Argosy University with an emphasis on psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approaches to therapy. She pursued additional training in psychodynamic therapy while studying at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Harris has also participated in both individual and group therapy for patients served by the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program.
SPECIALTIES Depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, adult, geriatric, families and couples.
VERONICA H. WAHBA, PSY.D.
Dr. Wahba is a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral and solution-focused psychotherapy with adults 18-65 years of age. She finds a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to understanding each individual client to be the most helpful. She practices psychodynamic and positive psychology approaches to help her clients solve problems and reach their goals. Dream exploration or personality assessments are often incorporated into the treatment plan to gain access to more unconscious drives and motivations.
Dr. Wahba obtained her Bachelors at the University of California Los Angeles, and her Doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.
SPECIALTIES Adults, cognitive behavior therapy, anxiety and panic disorders, stress management, depression and bipolar disorders, adult children of alcoholics, women’s issues, relationship problems, grief and loss, and personal growth and development.
TRAVIS MEAD, MFT
Travis Mead has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980 and holds a variety of specializations including biofeedback and traumatology. Travis gears his interventions to the individual and their particular situation. He believes understanding and healing go together, He has worked with individuals and couples in private practice in various specializations, and has always been driven by the gratification that comes from guiding patients as they establish their own growth and healing.
Travis obtained his masters degree from California State University, Long Beach and is nationally certified in Biofeedback for treating pain and stress. He is also an active clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
SPECIALTIES PTSD, EMDR, depression and anxiety disorders, stress management,
relationship conflict, biofeedback, eating
disorders, grief communication, dysfunctional family
issues, and self esteem.
SHAUN HARRIS, PH.D.
Dr. Shaun Harris holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and has offered coaching and leadership consultation for over eight years. He has advised global officers in Fortune 500 companies ranging across the industries of: health management, entertainment, hospitality, consumer package goods, and media.
Dr. Harris applies a pragmatic lens in his coaching and leverages his expertise in organizational dynamics as well as his personal experience working in highly complex and matrix organizations. He has held positions in marketing, creative strategy, brand experience design, and innovation. He received his Ph.D. from California School of Professional Psychology in 2005.
SPECIALTIES Team dynamics, organizational performance, leadership, political navigation, career progression, organizational structures, innovation methodologies, and creative processes.