Max Maisel, PhD
Dr. Maisel is a clinical psychologist (License 31101) with a PhD from the APA accredited program at Brigham Young University, Utah. He received his bachelors degree in intensive psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Maisel has developed his expertise in treating OCD and anxiety over the past 10 years. He has worked with diverse clients in a broad range of settings, including the OCD and Anxiety Clinic at PCH Treatment Center, several University Counseling Centers (LMU, BYU, CSUN), community mental health (BYU Comprehensive Clinic), substance dependence treatment facilities (Salt Lake City VA Hospital), Chronic Pain Management Centers (Utah Valley Pain Management), and charter schools (working with ages 10 to 17).
In addition to running his private practice, Dr. Maisel provides highly specialized OCD and Anxiety treatment to clients in several boutique residential treatment centers across Los Angeles, working as apart of their overall treatment team. He is passionate about teaching and has provided supervision to post-doctoral fellows at The Maple Counseling Center and Loyola Marymount University. He also enjoys giving training seminars and presentations on treating anxiety disorders to various organizations and programs.
Dr. Maisel’s research interests have been examining mindfulness-based interventions to assist adults with autism in better managing emotional distress, and he has published several studies on this topic in peer-reviewed journals. He completed his APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and his post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). In his free time, he loves traveling the world with his wife, going on hikes, spending time with his daughter, binging on the latest Netflix or Hulu series, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Member at Large
- International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), Member
- Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA), Member
Tumini Sekibo, PsyD
Dr. Sekibo is a licensed clinical psychologist (License 32843) who completed her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. She has received extensive clinical training in caring for culturally diverse clients in community mental health settings, such as the California Lutheran University Community Counseling Center and Vista del Mar Child and Family Services.
Dr. Sekibo has several years of experience in providing therapy services to adults, children and families facing various challenges such as OCD and general anxiety, traumatic stress, panic and eating disorders, child disruptive behaviors, and so much more. She enjoys providing parents with behavioral strategies to address interpersonal dynamics. She also has a proven track-record of applying mindfulness-based interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which she uses to deliver recovery and personal growth in clients managing various forms of anxiety.
Dr. Sekibo adds to the team’s specialty in change-focused behavioral support strategies. This is a fancy way of saying she likes clients who are ready to work for desired outcomes. Using an analytical problem-solving approach, she will focus on helping you discover the practical changes you can enact to get closer to the lifestyle you value.
Josh Kohansamad, AMFT
Josh is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist (# 129682) who is currently under the supervision of Dr. Max Maisel, PhD. Josh received his Masters degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, CA. Before joining Dr. Maisel’s practice, Josh worked as a therapist who specialized in treating OCD, anxiety, and depression at the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, a prestigious non-profit organization
Josh has devoted his professional career to helping people heal with OCD and anxiety disorders by providing state-of-the art interventions with a warm, compassionate, and engaging style. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has helped develop resources for young clinicians learning to treat OCD and related disorders. He has been invited to lecture at local universities to help graduate students understand theory and practice of evidence-based therapies for anxiety.
In addition to OCD and anxiety disorders, Josh has a special interest in relationships and dating and he has helped many men learn to empower themselves in their dating lives.
In his free time, Josh enjoys taking part in improv comedy, travel, and learning about health and fitness
Josh is passionate about working with children, teenagers, and adults struggling with:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Identity Development
- Body Focused Repetitive Behavior
His Specialties Include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Exposure and Response Prevention
- Men’s Issues
- Mindfulness based interventions
- Stress management