Adrien Survol Rivin, Psy.D., LCSW
Find the hope and the freedom to be yourself, to change and to grow.


A way to get help understanding yourself and your relationships in life.

We all have to manage the stresses that life hands us, whether they are relationship difficulties, losses and separations, life changes, or feelings of sadness, anxieties, and inner discomfort. We all have a desire to feel good about ourselves and enjoy our relationships with others. I have the expertise and experience to help you overcome the obstacles that can make life seem confusing and overwhelming.

I am a licensed, Board Certified psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with offices in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles, CA. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping adults, adolescents, couples and families live happier and more satisfying lives. I believe that emotions play an essential role in shaping our lives. They affect the way we think and act, the way we see ourselves and others, and the solutions we find to make our world safe and complete. Therapy provides an opportunity for self discovery and insight that leads to change. I am an active participant in the process and progress in our work together. I believe that working interactively with you is the key to change. I am committed to being involved with your concerns and helping you attain your goals.

My practice includes the following

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
(Albert Camus)
  • Individual therapy, both short and longer-term for individuals throughout the lifespan.
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Couple and relationship therapy.
  • Expertise with pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
  • Parenting skills.
  • Expertise in Abuse and trauma situations.
  • Supervision and consultation.
  • I teach classes on client-clinician relationships, victims of sexual abuse, and parenting of adolescents.

Experience and Specialties

I bring a broad range of experiences to my practice.
  • I have worked as a therapist and instructor at a child guidance clinic.
  • I was the Spanish speaking therapist on staff.
  • I was a clinician at a rape treatment program, providing crisis intervention and community training.
  • I worked at a Family Service Agency doing individual and group therapy and supervision.
  • I provided consultation for teachers at a school for special needs children.
These experiences have enhanced my understanding and skills as a therapist. My perspective is informed by my knowledge, my experiences and my own self-awareness.

I work with a diversity of ethnicities and sexual orientations.

Look within; within is the fountain of good.
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