Dr. Nicole Karman Gilbert, PhD

dual diagnosis


Psychodynamic – Object Relations



Seeking Safety


Relapse Prevention

Family Therapy

Couple Counseling



About Dr. Gilbert:

Dr. Gilbert is a licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced in Los Angeles, California, for over 25 years. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of acute and complex trauma, attachment, addiction and dual disorders, as well as family and couple therapy in the context of mental health, trauma and addiction disorders, and child custody.

Dr. Gilbert was educated in Switzerland, France, and the United States, and is competent to conduct therapy in French and English. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, and her doctorate in Psychology at the California Graduate Institute (now The Chicago School). She conducted her dissertation in cooperation with the Yale Psychiatric Institute in New Haven, CT, on intergenerational transmission of attachment patterns. She interned at the UCLA Human Sexuality Clinic and became the psychological assistant to one of the founders for three years prior to establishing her independent practice. She has served in multiple dual disorder and trauma residential facilities in Los Angeles and Malibu as primary therapist, family therapist, group facilitator, clinical director and supervisor. She serves on the Board of Registered Nursing Intervention Program as a Member of the Public on evaluation committees for nurses in recovery.

Dr. Gilbert is trained in many evidence-based modalities such as CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, Mindfulness, and the Comprehensive Resource Model. The word “passion” comes from the Latin verb “patere” which means to endure, to suffer. As Clinical Director of the Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center, Dr. Gilbert is truly passionate about providing the best individualized care to patients who have suffered so much already, and seek to heal and lead healthy, meaningful lives. She is equally passionate about promoting a supportive and nurturing environment to its staff on the front lines, so that they may be in turn the very best team, which patients can rely on and safely leave the past behind.

Finally, it is Dr. Gilbert’s philosophy to include the family in the healing process so as to foster deeper understanding, individuation and attachment, if nothing else because she is not only a professional, but also a family member of a daughter in recovery from both trauma and addictions.