Hello, my name is Dr. Beth Elder Psy.D., L.C.S.W. and welcome to my practice!

I have been practicing psychotherapy and social work and have been a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 2002.  I graduated with an M.S.W. from California State University, Long Beach in 2002 with honors as a member of Phi Alpha Honors Society.  I began work on my Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in 2012 and graduated Magna Cum Laude in August 2014.

Being in therapy over the years myself, I’ve gained a unique insight into the difficulty involved in learning to resolve one’s problems.  I understand that therapy can be a process that involves courage, initiative, and perseverance to gain the ability to overcome personal conflicts or obstacles in one’s life.

My mission statement is to provide to you a reasonable method of overcoming your challenges in the shortest amount of time, while adhering to the highest ethical and legal standards in a safe and comfortable environment.

I believe therapy can be intimidating to some people, while others welcome the prospect of change.  I believe each one of us is unique and no two people are alike regardless of the issues.  I believe in using an eclectic approach to therapy because people and problems do not fit a “cookie cutter” theory.  I will attempt to explore your issues in a manner which is suitable to your personality and learning style.  Often times a “good laugh” can help.

I appreciate your interest in my practice and look forward to the opportunity to work with you on your journey into therapy.

I am currently treating, but not limited to the following areas:

Gender Identity Issues

Gay/Lesbian Issues

Bipolar Disorder (I or II)



Anxiety Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

Childhood Sexual Abuse


Self Esteem

Relationship Problems

Parenting Issues

Blended Family Issues

Work Stress and Anxiety


Boundary Setting

Life Choices or Life Direction Issues

Coping with Difficult Life Changes

Caregiver Issues