Therapist Profile

Name:
Sydnie Ridley, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
2001 S. Barrington Ave. Suite 203 Los Angeles, CA 90025 UNITED STATES
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT36053
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Sydnie, a Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in the field of eating disorders since 1991, using her experiences, both personally and professionally, to successfully treat clients to full recovery.

Recovered from anorexia for over eighteen years, Sydnie views eating disorders as "disorders of the self" in which eating and exercise behaviors are used as "adaptive" coping mechanisms. Believing that eating disorders are not only about food and weight, but are symptomatic of deeper, more complex issues, these "adaptive functions" need to be explored and understood through an empathic relationship between the client and the therapist in order to facilitate complete recovery. Furthermore, throughout the therapeutic process, she believes it is essential to address any medical and/or nutritional issues by using a treatment team approach when appropriate.

Sydnie's specialized training includes working as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at Charter Hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA, and was the Assistant Clinical Director/Lead Therapist at Monte Nido Residential Treatment Facility for Anorexia and Bulimia in Malibu, CA. Furthermore, she developed, implemented, and served as the Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition, she was employed as the Clinical Director for The Eating Disorder Center of California Day Treatment Program in Brentwood, CA. and worked as a consultant for Oceanaire Residential Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in Pancho Palos Verdes, CA. Sydnie currently maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and Agoura Hills, CA and facilitates a free eating disorders support group.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 12:00-8:00; Tuesday 10:00am-10:00pm; Wednesday 10:00-1:00; Friday 12:00-8:00
Services
Individual Counseling Group Counseling
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Marital & Family Counseling, CA Lutheran University, 1993

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Eating Disorders
Individual
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive
Family Systems
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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