Mark Stein, M.A., AMFT

Dr. David Perlman, Psy.D.

Dr. David Perlman, Psy.D.



As a therapist, Mark brings an open-minded, strength-based approach to help you navigate life’s emotional encounters. By offering a safe space to share your narrative and the underlying feelings involved, he supports you in constructively resolving conflict and adversity, so you can escape the ruts in which you might have gotten stuck.

Mark earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2017 and interned at Airport Marina Counseling Services. He works with individuals on the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and problematic relationship issues, utilizing an empathic, psychodynamic approach. In addition, having an extensive background in the film and television industry, he brings a unique perspective to his work with entertainment professionals in both their personal and professional challenges. 

Mark has a number of other specific skills. 

First, he works with men as they face issues of masculinity, and as they negotiate the challenges that come with managing both career and family. Additionally, as a father of two, Mark brings a personal understanding of the challenges of parenthood in a complex modern world.

Next, as a Certified Anger Management Counselor, Mark sees anger not as a negative attribute, but rather a positive emotional reaction toward restoring agency and balance that can be managed with mindfulness, cognitive skills, and greater emotional awareness. 

Third, with regard to couples and relationships, Mark works to encourage greater communication and emotional interaction, while offering support and guidance for those managing the complexities of separation and divorce. 

Mark is currently seeing individuals and couples and is forming a weekly men's group. He can be reached by phone at 323-445-0931 or by email at

Mark Stein is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 101912) working under the supervision of Dr. Michael Pariser.

Dr. David Perlman, Psy.D.

Dr. David Perlman, Psy.D.

Dr. David Perlman, Psy.D.



I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Perlman as my associate for the past three years, and I’m happy to announce that he is now licensed. While he will still be working with me on men’s issues, he has established his own private practice. 

David received his Master’s and Clinical Doctorate degrees from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, and he recently completed his internship at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. In addition, he has worked in private practice, outpatient, and hospital settings with children, adolescents, and adults facing a wide spectrum of issues. 

In his own words: 

“I am dedicated to helping people face difficult experiences and emotions, in an effort to build a life they are invested in and excited about. It is my belief that every person can achieve a greater sense of self-fulfillment. With bravery and with care, real change is possible. This is something I am passionate about.”


David’s specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life transitions. He offers individual therapy and men’s process groups in both Westwood and West. L.A. (For more information on the men's groups, go to my "For Men" page.) 

For your convenience, David has offices in both West L.A. and Downtown. 

Contact Dr. Perlman directly to set up an initial consultation.

Phone: 310-429-5619