Lisa Blum, Psy.D.(PSY#19790) is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in promoting healthy family relationships. Dr. Blum has worked as a mental health professional since 1987. Currently Dr. Blum is in private practice in Pasadena and West Hollywood, where her work includes individual, couples, and family therapy, and consultation, training, and public speaking on family, marital, and parenting issues. She has worked extensively with parents and children, teachers and staff both in clinical practice and in community settings, and she consults to public and private schools and organizations to develop programs that support families. Dr. Blum utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in her work with couples and families. EFT is one of the few research-validated therapies for helping couples and families strengthen relationships and build stronger connections.
Dr. Blum’s previous experience includes: Supervising Psychologist at the Institute for Girls’ Development in Pasadena; Supervising Psychologist for Children’s Hospital¬-Los Angeles; Staff Researcher at the UCLA Center for Adolescent Health Promotion; and Director of Education for the HiTOPS Teen Health Center in Princeton, NJ, where she designed educational programs for teens, parents, and teachers on healthy adolescent development. Dr. Blum holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology with honors from Cornell University.
Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. (PSY#19710) is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified EFT therapist and supervisor in private practice in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Irwin specializes in working with survivors of childhood and adult trauma, focusing on healing and recovery at the individual level, as well as addressing the impact that traumatic experiences have on intimate relationships in her work with couples. Dr. Irwin also provides treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and relationship and family distress. She works with individuals across the lifespan, including children, teens, and adults. In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Irwin conducts trainings and workshops for professionals in the community, including the police department, Office of the District Attorney, therapists and psychology trainees at various centers, and medical staff at local hospitals to name a few.
Dr. Irwin trained at Harvard Medical School, and at the University of San Francisco, California Medical School. She received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to her work in private practice, she was a psychologist at the University of San Francisco providing clinical services, supervision, teaching and training, as well as conducted research on best-practices in the treatment of child trauma. To learn more about Dr. Irwin, please visit her website at www.drsilvinairwin.com.
Anne Crile, M.S., (IMF72000) is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the supervision of Drs. Lisa Blum and Silvina Irwin. She is passionate about helping clients develop greater personal identity and find meaningful, authentic connection with others. She enjoys working with couples, emerging adults, and individuals on issues of identity, personal values/spirituality, life/career transitions, relationships, grief/loss, trauma, and anxiety. Anne is also certified in PREPARE/ENRICH, a strengths-based program for premarital and married couples and is pursuing advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-validated approach to healing and strengthening couples’ relationships.
Prior to graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Anne’s professional career has included work in the government, corporate business, event planning, and communication sectors. She has also volunteered with several non-profit organizations, leading groups and teams, as well as speaking at retreats and weekly gatherings. Anne considers it an honor to be invited into her clients’ stories lives and to collaborate together. She seeks to offer comfortable and safe space where clients can explore past experiences, feelings, and relationships in the pursuit of healing.