Last updated: 7/8/2020

Elaine Fidel, LCSW (310) 553-5848
Last Updated: 7/8/2020
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Psychotherapist L.C.S.W. EMDR trauma and pain specialist

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Child Abuse and Neglect Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Gender Identity Infant Mental Health Infertility Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts
Office and Contact Information
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Elaine Fidel LCSW
1180 S. Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035  

(310) 553-5848

Contact: Elaine Fidel

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 8:00pm
Tue8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed8:00am – 8:00pm
Thu8:00am – 8:00pm
Fri8:00am – 2:00pm
Sun9:00am – 3:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Elaine Fidel
15720 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 411
Encino, CA 91436  

(310) 553-5848

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 8:00pm
Tue8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed8:00am – 8:00pm
Thu8:00am – 8:00pm
Fri8:00am – 2:00pm
Sun9:00am – 3:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 38

CA - LCSW [LCS 8249]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $175
Couples: N/A
Group: $70
Family: $175

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (PPO) Interplan Corporation (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Pacific Foundation for Medical Care (PPO)
Community Care Network (PPO) Riverside County Foundation for Medical Care (PPO)
Foundation for Medical Care of Kern County (PPO) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Health Net (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Corrections Officers Diabetes Disabled Gifted Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Crisis Intervention EMDR Feminist Humanistic Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Prevention Psychodrama Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Alaskan Native Hispanic Irish Russian
Arabic Armenian Asian Haitian Indian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese
Professional Associations
EMDR International Association National Association of Social Workers (NASW)