Harpreet Malla, Ph.D.

Accepting New Clients

Primary Address

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16055 Ventura Blvd
Street Address 2
Suite 721
United States of America
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Address 2

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4540 Campus Drive
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Suite 108
United States of America
Newport Beach
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Practice Description
As a South Asian myself, I know how hard it can be to find a provider who truly connects with you without worrying about whether you have to explain yourself, educate your therapist, or worry about being judged. I am a 1.5 generation, Telugu-American psychologist in practice for 12+years, who also serves as the Diversity Chair for the Los Angeles County Psychological Association where we put on programming for the community and for L.A. psychologists. My dissertation research was on which marital type works best for whom, so I respect both arranged marriages and free-choice/"love" marriages when working with couples. My personal identity also informs my work with interracial and interreligious partnerships as I am married to a Jewish man and together we are HinJew. I am especially passionate about working with South Asians and diaspora Desis, and have facilitated intergenerational workshops and published on the subject.

Clients that typically find it rewarding to work with me are people who find themselves tired of trying to "fit" themselves into small spaces that do not truly honor the complexity of who they are spiritually, culturally, or with their sexuality. They want to start living more fully and authentically, and want to free themselves of old relationships and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in old cycles of habit, obligation, and resentment. They make small changes and build insight over time so they can live more fully, authentically, and intentionally as their embodied selves. I like to develop a close connection with my clients to allow them to share things they usually keep to themselves or hide away in shame. Together, we can explore the cultural, societal, and family influences that may be keeping you trapped, and also identify ways in which some of those influences resonated and what you might like to "keep" from them.

The work I do is often as unique as my clients themselves. I want to get to know the quirks, idiosyncrasies, and special facets of a client before going to problem-solving mode. Often, there isn't anything "wrong" with us, but we can get off course by losing ourselves & our values in tough times. I'll help you step out of the whirlwind and back to yourself.

Services Offered

  • Couples/Partners
  • Family
  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+)

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Body positivity
  • Client-Centered / Rogerian Therapy (CCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Health at Every Size
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • Asian
  • South Asian
  • Southeast Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Other Conversational Language

License 1

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  • B.A. Kent State University
  • M.A. Alliant International University
  • Ph.D. Alliant International University

Payment Types Accepted

  • Self Pay

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