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About Jeffrey


Jeffrey Yates, LCSW, TEP, is a licensed Psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and has maintained a private practice in West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area for the past 17 years. 

Jeffrey is an interactive therapist - he doesn't just sit back and listen! His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and professional challenges.  With compassion and directness, Jeffrey integrates a variety of complementary methodologies to build on clients' strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


  • Clinician in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction programs and has been a clinical consultant to Sierra Tucson, the Caron Foundation, Visions Adolesent Treatment Centers and the US Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Keynote presenter for many professional conferences including the Psychotherapy Networker
  • Corporate  consultant for organizations including The United States Justice Department and the United States Postal Service.  
  • Grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  


  • Executive Director of the Psychodrama Institute of Los Angeles, since it was founded in 2001.  
  • Certified since 1994 as a Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 
  • 2012-2013 president of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, the organization that certifies practitioners and trainers in the North American region
  •  Fellow and former Executive Council member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, ASGPP
  • Trainer and supervising clinician with the psychodrama section, Saint Elizabeths Hospital (formerly The National Institute of Mental Health), Washington DC (1990-95).