Dr. Jorge J. Asturias

Dr. Jorge J. Asturias


Areas of Focus
  • Adolescence
  • College/Work Stress
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Drug/Alcohol
  • Family/Parenting
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health & Wellness
  • Law Enforcement/Military
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men (Gender-Specific Care)
  • Middle Aged
  • Sexuality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Young Adult
  • Other
Gender: Male

License No. and State:

License No. State
18812 California

Professional Statement

Psychotherapy develops or unfolds in a typical manner. The initial session is considered a consultation or a clinical assessment; its purpose is to identify your personal psychological needs as well as to formulate treatment objectives. In subsequent sessions, you and I will work together to develop a therapeutic relationship, begin to address your concerns and needs, and move towards meeting our clinical goals.

Although psychological interventions and theories may vary from one clinician to another, the majority of professionals in the field would agree that the most salutory factor in psychotherapy is the doctor-patient relationship. Issues such as age, culture, gender, language, and others, are critical considerations in selecting a Psychologist. Therefore, it is imperative that you sense or are able to, in time, develop a trusting professional relationship with your doctor. It is also important that you feel comfortable with the clinical setting and ambience.

My principal goal is to provide you with clinical care of the highest standard as well as to create an environment that facilitates comfort, trust, exploration, and growth.
  • English
  • Spanish


With twenty years of experience as a clinician, I specialize in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, an exploratory, in-depth approach to healing trauma, addressing personal and interpersonal deficiencies, and promoting change.

I also have experience in the field of Forensic Psychology: I completed graduate training with the Los Angeles Police Department, Behavioral Sciences Services Unit, and subsequently worked as a Law-Enforcement Officer and Psychologist for the Federal Prison System.

I have presented at various law-enforcement and general-audience conferences and trainings on topics ranging from cultural-diversity, grief, parenting, police culture, work-place violence and others.

I am a pragmatic, interactive, and in-depth Psychologist. My treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and identify long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, including the nexus between psychology and spirituality, drawing upon a variety of techniques to implement a style that will be most helpful for each client.

I aim to work with sensitivity and compassion to help clients build on their strengths, overcome self-defeating patterns, and identify and achieve life goals.

Education: California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, 2000

Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA)

Certifications: Hostage Negotiation & Hostage Negotiation Trainer, Critical Incident Debriefing, Cultural Diversity Management, Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Child Development Intervention Specialist (CDIS), Military Psychology (SBHS).

  • Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons - Hostage Negotiations Trainer
  • Los Angeles Police Department - Police Psychology

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Initial Assessment / Consultation $300 45-90 min
Individual Therapy $150 45 min
Brief Consultation $150 30-45 min
Family Therapy $200 60 min
Couples Therapy $200 60 min
Psychological Testing $150 60 min