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Erin Lotz, LCSW
Clinical Director & Founder of Westside DBT

Erin Lotz, LCSW, holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California and has been a part of the well respected team of Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists at Cedars-Sinai-Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Los Angeles, California and continues to be a trusted psychotherapist and teacher. Outside of Westside DBT, Erin also has a private practice,, specializing in Mindfulness Psychotherapy. Erin has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults.

Erin specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy working with individuals and groups. Erin provides treatment for a variety of mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as difficulties with addiction, impulsive behaviors, and chronic/persistent feelings that cause great amounts of suffering. Erin believes in each individual in creating a quality of life worth living.

Erin is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She was first introduced to DBT in 2000 at a Coping with Chaos training by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D, the original developer of DBT. Since then, Erin has completed DBT 2 trainings and completed the Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech.