Briar Flicker-Grossman, L.C.S.W.
20969 Ventura Blvd., Suite 202
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
phone: (310) 863-4800
Briar Flicker-Grossman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in California. With nearly 30 years of experience as a contemporary psychoanalytic therapist, she specializes in working with individuals, couples, and parents with troubled infants.
Having received her Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University in 1986, she interned at Albert Einstein's in-patient psychiatric unit, and Gouverneur Hospital's outpatient mental health clinic. She then received additional training at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Residential Treatment Center working with teens and their families.
In 1992 Mrs. Flicker-Grossman was certified as a Bradley Childbirth Educator and incorporated childbirth education, coaching and therapy related to childbirth issues into her practice. In 2001 she received a post-graduate certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Center of California in Los Angeles California. In May 2009, Mrs. Flicker-Grossman completed two years of training in an ontological communications model through Landmark Education emphasizing teams, management, and leadership.
As a "thinking-focused" psychoanalytic therapist, Mrs. Flicker-Grossman's therapeutic approach is to provide meaningful interpretations and practical feedback to help patients better understand feelings and thoughts of which they may often feel unaware of, yet driven by. This helps patients think more effectively, understand how important their feelings are in influencing their capacity to think and be happy, while fostering overall internal healing and growth.
Mrs. Flicker-Grossman integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored uniquely to each person. Her goal and focus is to listen for and assess what is needed, and help patients find their way and their voice.
In addition to being a contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Mrs. Flicker-Grossman has presented to general audiences speaking about breast cancer and its impact on family life and communities. As Vice-President of Homeless Not Toothless, a non-profit organization, along with President and husband Dr. Jay Grossman, she is committed to raising the pride, dignity, and independence of the homeless.
Mrs. Flicker-Grossman has a private practice in Woodland Hills, California. Currently, she is also a clinical candidate for receiving her Doctorate in Psychoanalysis at the internationally recognized Psychoanalytic Center of California in Los Angeles.