Please see this 2017 interview in Voyage LA to learn more about my work and the journey that led me to it. My professional training and education are summarized below. 

Professional Experience                                                                                                              

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2014-present (PSY 26733)Matt2x200w
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2001-2014 (MFC38474). 
  • Core faculty, Master’s of Psychology Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Director, Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization, 2010-present. 
  • Clinical staff, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, 2003-2011.
  • Research associate to Dr. Lobsang Rapgay, UCLA, evidence based clinical uses of mindfulness, 2006-2012.


  • Psychoanalytic Center of California, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Los Angeles, 2008.


  • Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, Clinical Psychology, 2005.
  • M.A., Antioch University, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology, 1996.
  • M.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Drama Direction, 1990.
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Performance Studies, 1980.

       Additional Training

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) Therapy, EMDR Institute, 2016.
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Advanced teacher training, 2012, 2016; Provisional Teaching Status awarded, UC San Diego Medical School, 2016.
  • Neurotherapy techniques (Neuroguide, Neurofield), 2016-2017 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association.
  • Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapist Association.

Recent Publication

Related Study

  • Longtime study and practice of Zen Buddhism, Tai Chi Chuan, and Iyengar Yoga


  • Dr. Matthew Silverstein

    8235 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 309
    West Hollywood, California 90046

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY26733

  • (424) 294-8591
  • drmsilverstein@gmail.com