Meet Van Ethan Levy

Van Ethan Levy is a trans and non-binary therapist who uses they/them pronouns.  Van received their MA in Clinical Psychology in 2017.  Van holds multiple licenses, LPCC & LMFT and started in their private practice 2020.  Van has been an advocate, educator, and activist for the trans community since 2000.  Van developed their own curriculum and teaches at North Orange County Education, Antioch University and MiraCosta College. Van provides consultation, trainings, education and therapy all over the United States.  Van is also a published author Exploring My Identity(ies), which is an interactive book designed for all people and ages to explore their identities and create safer spaces for themselves and others.

Meet Joel Schwartz, PsyD.

Dr. Joel Schwartz, PsyD.

Dr. Joel Schwartz (he/him) is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA – PSY 29887, CO – PSY.0005190) practing in Southern California with Total Spectum Counseling. He specializes in therapy and testing for the misunderstood. As a therapist, he is warm, compassionate, and strongly humanistic, allowing for all the oddities and unexplored aspects of his clients to emerge and be validated. As a testing psychologist, Dr. Schwartz specializes in difficult and complex cases.

Dr. Schwartz grew up in Southern California. He developed an early interest in psychology, strangely enough, from a childhood filled with science fiction stories. These stories often provided fascinating looks into human psychology and the human spirit. Dr. Schwartz attended UCLA as an undergrad where he conducted research in the field of neurolinguistics. From there, he attended Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf School of Clinical Psychology for his Master’s and Doctorate degree. He has worked in various settings including colleges, clinics, a federal prison, and residential treatment centers. Through his experience with a vast array of individuals he has stuck with one important lesson among many; as the psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan said, “We are all more human than otherwise.”

Podcasts Dr. Joel has been a guest on:

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