Testimonials


"I have known Dr Barron and Dr Friedman-Gell for many years and have worked with both in many different capacities. Both are trusted colleagues and talented clinicians who always put patient care first. Their dedication to providing excellent care and their passion for their work will make Trauma and Beyond a valuable resource for many. I highly recommend them and their center."

Michael Roy

LCSW Founder/Executive Director | Clearview Treatment Programs | www.clearviewtreatment.com


"Through Trauma & Beyond, Dr. Friedman-Gell and Dr. Barron bring an invaluable service to the San Fernando Valley. I have known these two psychologists for many years. They possess deep knowledge of what happens in the brain and body, and not just the mind in cases of trauma. They also understand the importance of early relationship dynamics to current symptom expression. Anyone in need of treatment can rest assured of the depth of their training, experience and dedication for treating the whole person."

Terry Marks-Tarlow

Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author


"It has been our experience that trauma is at the root of most psychological and mental health issues. We understand that defenses are protective mechanisms that have served a life-long purpose. This understanding allows us to attune to nuances of each clients’ personal way of being in the world. We believe that our approach supports clients in discovering a sense of wonder and possibilities for themselves and their future."

Joanne Barron, Psy.D. & Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D., Founders


"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

Carl Jung


"The roots of resilience are to be found in the felt sense of existing in the heart and mind of an empathic, attuned, self-possessed other."

Diana Fosha


"Both Dr. Barron and Dr. Friedman-Gell have always offered a helping hand in being able to assist our clients when I call them. They have open hearts, integrity, knowledge and years of experience in the field of Trauma daily life problems that arise with so many people. I respect, recommend, and support them in all that they do. They are seasoned clinicians, of great service to the community,. They are leaders, teaches and providers to those seeking assistance in being better!"

Shireen Janti-Reid

Director MUSICARES® | https://www.grammy.com/musicares


"Dr. Lynne Friedman-Gell and Dr. Joanne Barron bring an expertise to trauma therapy through their many years of training and specialization focus. They have developed a program that brings cutting edge treatment modalities to clients by therapists who are skilled and compassionate. I believe clients who seek treatment from Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center will benefit from their exceptional care, and holistic model of healing through this comprehensive program."

Dr. Susan Krevoy

Founder and Director, The Krevoy Institute for Eating Disorders | www.drkrevoy.com


"Joanne and Lynne are two of the warmest and brightest therapists I know. I have known them for over a decade and cannot say enough about the quality of their work and even more importantly, their characters. Their understanding of treating patients with trauma will be a gift to the community and one that is so highly needed."

Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.

Specializing in Eating Disorders, Addictions & Women’s Issues | Clinical Psychologist


"Over the past 6 years, I have worked with Dr. Friedman-Gell & Dr. Barron on many cases. They consistently provide high quality, compassionate care for those struggling with mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. I would recommend them without hesitation for any patient or family needing help with mental health-related struggles."

Ellie Mizani, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology | Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine | Mental Health Center | Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers