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Ron Shtainman, LCSW

Ron Shtainman, LCSW


Licensed in CA #27245
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross
I am passionate about the power of resilience and recovery.

My Therapy Style

I have worked with multiple populations in a variety of settings, including transitional-aged youth, adults, older adults, and families. I specialize in treating complex mental health issues including depression, stress and anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and addiction. I believe in using a whole-person and trauma-informed approach, and I am passionate about the power of resilience and recovery.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, New York University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have always been fascinated by human behavior and have close family members with severe mental health issues. I also felt great compassion toward others and wanted to do something meaningful with my life by being able to contribute to our world.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy hiking, playing with my dog, going on long walks on the beach, eating at good restaurants, and traveling when I can.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Going on walks. Nature and fresh air are very soothing for me.

What book have you read more than once?

I enjoy anything by Kurt Vonnegut and have pretty much read all of his books multiple times. I enjoy his wit, writing style, and the humanity in his characters.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I have worked closely with NAMI and have witnessed firsthand the powerful advocacy and support that they provide to individuals, families, and providers.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy traveling when I can and spending time outdoors.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog who never barks at anything but will start howling when she hears sirens.