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Dr. Beitner was awarded B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was on the Clinical Teaching Faculty of the University of California at Irvine as an Associate Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and lecturer in Abnormal Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. His internship training positions included the UCLA Clinical School (Children) and the following Veterans Administration Hospitals and Clinics: V.A. Brentwood Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles, California: V.A. Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Sepulveda, California, V.A. General Hospital, Long Beach, California, V.A. General Hospital, San Fernando, California, V.A. Mental Hygiene Clinic, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Beitner served in the United States Army, 5th General. Hospital, Neuropsychiatric Service, Bad Cannstatt, Germany. He has also served in Staff or Consultant positions for the following organizations: The Psychiatric Clinic for Children, Long Beach Community Hospital, Long Beach, CA; Child Development Clinic, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA; the Psychological Center, Los Angeles; Head Start Program, Long Beach, CA; Advisory Board of Directors, The Psychiatric Clinic for Children, Long Beach Community Hospital, Long Beach, CA; Anaheim Free Clinic, Anaheim, CA; Regional Center, State of California, Department of Public Health; University of California Orange County Medical Center, Outpatient Psychiatry, Orange, CA.
Services/Products
Psychotherapy, Marriage/Relationship Counseling, Hypnotherapy for Panic/Anxiety Disorders, for Smoking Cessation and for Weight Control. Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnotherapy for Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. Hypnotherapy and Behavior Modification for Weight Control. Psychological Testing: Intelligence Testing; Diagnosis of Memory Impairment, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADHD), Dyslexia.
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check, insurance, cash, debit, all major credit cards
Location
Fountain Valley location at 11770 Warner Ave. is 3 blocks east of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital between Harbor Blvd. and Newhope Ave. Traveling North on 405 Freeway use Northbound Harbor Boulevard offramp. Traveling South on 405 Freeway use Eastbound Warner Ave exit.
Neighborhood
Fountain Valley
Accreditation

Callifornia Psycology License #PSY 1036

Marrige & Family Therapists License #0676

Associations
American Psychological Association; California Psychological Association, Orange County Psychological Associatin, UCLA Alumni Association
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Ann S.

01/03/2020

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Dr. Beitner has been my son's psychologist for years. My son was addicted to high dosage prescribed stimulants, he patiently listened and acknowledged, my son took his advice and quit it. It was not an easy thing for an addict to do, we appreciate Dr. Beitner's wide knowledge and good communication skills to help and save my son.

anonymous018234
Edited: 10/14/2019
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the best way to portray my rev...

the best way to portray my review as.. non-biased, i'd like to start off by saying that this psychotherapist is certainly NOT for everyone. from what i hear, when you're looking for the right psychotherapist, its recommended that you find one that you are comfortable with. on the first few visits, rather than having himself familiarize me with how each session will go through out, i felt like it was left up to me to make the atmosphere. he really knows his psychology in terms of books and text extremely well but he doesnt seem to give off that feeling of... sympathy or personal understanding... very cold i could say. he approaches his patient in such a professional and rigid manner which i dont believe is the most useful way to open up a patient. i came to him having self confidence issues to work out for quite a few sessions, (which is mainly why i say that he is not for everyone) and honestly i saw no progress what so ever walking out of each session. its unfortunate that they dont have a website that has reviews for every psychotherapist and that many dont have the consideration to give out word that may help future seeking patients. i had about 6-7 sessions with him. each session was an hour long so you would even feel rushed to get everything out of your mind. i hope that this helps a lot of those who may be somewhat mislead by his 4 star reviews. i want to prevent those who may make the same mistake as me and waste their good money. rather than 1 star, i give him 2 stars for his ability of knowledge and explanation.

claimed iconBusiness Response12/05/2019

In view of this commentary, I agree with anonymous 18234 that I was not the right psychotherapist for him. I am sorry that I was not successful in conveying a sense of caring and compassion to this patient. These are certainly essential qualities needed for effective treatment. My initial advice to all of my patients includes the importance of being forthright and candid in expressing any dissatisfaction that they may have with my manner or approach. Sometimes expressing such dissatisfaction openly can lead to a more positive and successful psychotherapeutic outcome. However, in some cases, there may be issues that cannot be overcome and a change of therapist is the best course of action. Although I was unable to help anonymous 018234, I care about all my patients and it is my goal to succeed in helping everyone who consults me.

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lolo101

07/24/2008

Overall
helpful

Helped my daughter overcome panic attacks and for that I will be forever grateful.

nnclmt

06/27/2008

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Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Beitner helped me overcome my anxiety disorder with his extensive knowledge and advice in that area. He also gave me a session of hynotherapy, and I was able to listen to the CD when I got home, any time I needed to. I would highly recommend Dr. Beitner in choosing a psychotherapist. He also helps in relationship counseling as well.

ksawyer

06/27/2008

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My 10 year-old son was sufferi...

My 10 year-old son was suffering from severe separation anxiety brought on by two very traumatic events. Dr. Beitner pretty much completely cured him with 4 sessions and 1 hypnotherapy session. AMAZING. Very highly recommended.

sher4re

06/19/2008

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Dr. Beitner helped me

The doctor listened to my problem and explained his treatment plan. With his help, my goals were fully met. I recommend his professional servics.

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Phone: (714) 966-6634

Address: 11770 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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