ELAINE KINDLE, Ph.D., LCSW, Board Certified Diplomat, is the Founder and
Director of Life Focus Center. The goal of Life Focus Center, since its
beginnings in 1981, is to provide high quality up-to-date services in a private,
caring, comfortable, and supportive environment. The motto of Life Focus Center,
"effective solutions for life's challenges," reflects Dr. Kindle's philosophy to
help positively empower clients through brief solution focused counseling.
Dr. Kindle works with a variety of concerns that significantly challenge many
adults and adolescents of all cultures and religions in today's world. Her
approach is holistic, which recognizes the connection between mind, body, and
spirit and is respectful of individual differences. She collaboratively
incorporates Cognitive Behavioral, Hypnosis and EMDR (Eye Movement
Desensitization and Debriefing) into a plan of action developed for each
individual according to his/her needs. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist and
provides Critical Incident Debriefing and Trauma Aftercare services.
Dr. Kindle developed the highly effective "Kindle Your Self-Esteem Workshop"
and the accompanying workbook and audio tapes. In addition, she authored several
articles for local magazines and publications. In 2000, she was recognized by
Soroptimist International of Puente Hills as Woman of the Year.
Dr. Kindle focuses her work on challenges such as: Adoption issues; Anger
management; Anxiety issues (e.g. performance anxiety, social phobias, obsessive
compulsive disorder); Depression & other Mood Disorders; Gender Identity
issues; Grief & loss (victims of crime, death, divorce); Panic
Performance issues in school & in the workplace; Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD); Relationship concerns (pre-marital, marital,
parent-child, blended families, single parents).
In addition to clinical services, Dr. Kindle offers the following specializes
services: Adoption Service
Provider (ASP) for Independent Adoptions; Assessments re: psychological
functioning, personality traits, and career identification; Career coaching;
Weekend retreats for women; Workshops and seminars at Life Focus Center &
Corporations such as Chevron, AT&T, RainBird, IEEE Computer Society, Century
21. As an adjunct to her adoption services, Dr. Kindle also is a Notary.
Dr. Kindle holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the
California School of Professional Psychology (renamed Alliant International
University) and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern
California. She currently is an adjunct faculty at Alliant International
"Collaboratively assisting adults and adolescents on their journey to greater
functioning is a privilege. That journey leads people to repair personal and
relationship traumas that block their personal and professional goals. Through
effective cognitive and behavioral interventions, clients improve difficult and
often debilitating symptoms, and learn skills that help them attain self-
empowerment, confidence and self-esteem. Clients often comment that they have
achieved more than they thought they could more quickly than they imagined."