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About Danika

Danika has earned a doctorate degree specializing in behavioral health and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice located in West Hollywood.  Dr. Zivot has helped hundreds of patients who have struggled with issues such as chronic stress, depression, anxiety, destructive behaviors, etc. and has successfully guided clients to experience healthier relationships with themselves and with others.  

Danika was trained to use evidence-based treatment strategies that promotes overall health and well-being.  Dr. Zivot knows that health is impacted by multiple interconnected dimensions including physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. She is also passionate about living a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating, regular exercise, and meditation.


Clinical Experience

 

      

 

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Group worked with primary care medical doctor's Chris Fitzgerald, Colleen Ryan, and Cheryl Dunnet to spearhead a program integrating patients' physical and mental health treatment. Dr. Zivot facilitated solution focused behavior change interventions with hundreds of patients who needed guidance on the topics of smoking cessation, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and sleep. 
  • Department of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Hollywood worked primarily helping adolescents and adults with chemical dependency and co-dependency recovery
  • Family Service of Burbank worked in the Burbank Unified School District treating numerous adolescents dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, defiance, substance abuse, trauma, concentration, etc.
  • Insight Treatment Programs worked with adolescents and their families who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, depression, family issues, behavioral issues, and self-harming behaviors 
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist (with level 1 & 2 Gottman training), Danika has presented to numerous high school students speaking on the topic of presciption drug abuse, educated teens about practical tools for stress managment, and taught emotional intelligence.

Group Experience Danika has had experience conducting and assisting with therapeutic groups in a variety of disciplines:
  • multifamily
  • adolescent
  • parenting
  • relapse prevention
  • anger management
  • psychodrama
  • meditation
  • spirituality
Business Experience
  • Master of Business Administration background focused on organizational management and entrepreneurship
Many important elements contributing to the underlying success of a business are also important contributing factors for the success of an individual. If applicable, Danika focuses on implementing effective organizational topics and theories into her client’s treatment approach such as:
  • emotional intelligence
  • leadership
  • social responsibility
  • spirituality in the workplace
As she encourages clients towards learning and building healthy relationships with themselves and others, Danika may use these topics and theories to promote a deeper underlying awareness leading to successful organization of a client’s inner workings. 


Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Danika’s psychotherapy services are approved by Psychology Today and Goodtherapy.org 

Danika is also an affiliate member Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA) at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

 

 
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