Stephen S. Wolfson, MA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. He also specializes in individuals on the developmental spectrum, and maintains an online private practice, based in Palm Springs California, serving all of California. He is also a registered clinical psychologist in New Zealand and a neurocognitive researcher at the University of Auckland.
With over 16 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Antioch University and Fielding Graduate Univeristy, specializing in Clinical Psychology, he is a private practitioner working online with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, PTSD, OCD, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual compulsion, and criminality (including violence) in their affect on relationships with friends, family and at work. He has training and is highly experienced as a forensic psychologist working in the Los Angeles Probation Department, The New Zealand Department of Corrections and as a CASOMB certified supervisor of SO's. He was the Assistant Clinical Director at the Sexual Recovery Insititute in Beverly Hills, working with sex offenders and sexually compulsive clients and the program director at BTR in Palm Springs. He has participated in the boards of Desert CAMFT and the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.
In addition to being a relationship therapist, Stephen S. Wolfson co-authored the chapter on Autism in the Neuropsychology Handbook and has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topic of Autism. He has also worked with at-risk youth in California Youth Camp Fred C. Miller and with high risk violent and sex offending adults in New Zealand prisons and probation sites. He has appeared on Dr. Drew as an expert on sex offender treatment and presented on sexual compulsivity, neurodiversity and other topics to many audiences.
Stephen S. Wolfson is a cognitive behavioral therapist, applying solution focused techniques. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
BA 1987 USC, Communications Arts and Sciences
MA 1999 Antioch University, Clinical Psychology
MA 2006 Fielding Graduate University, Clinical Psychology (APA)
License, Certifications & Awards
New Zealand Board of Psychology Registered Psychologist
Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist,
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
EMDR (EMDR Institute)
CBT (Beck Institute)
Risk assessments including STABLE 2007, VRS and PCL-R (SORATSO, NZDC)
Rorschach, MMPI, WISC, Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Battery, Numerous psychological and neuropsychological instruments
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Professional Activities and Memberships
CAMFT, AAMFT, APA, NPI, AFM