Jon Rizk, LCSW

Intensive Outpatient Program, LCSW# 76264

dual diagnosis


Certified in Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy (DEFT)

Fully-trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Motivational Interviewing

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Seeking Safety

Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Codependency, Trauma, Shame sensitive, Strengths-based

About Jon:

Jon Rizk, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is a certified practitioner of Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy (DEFT) under Susan Warshow, LMFT, LCSW and has been an active contributor to the DEFT Institute training group in Los Angeles since its inception. He has offered presentations on the fundamentals of the model throughout Los Angeles County. Jon is also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is currently working towards full certification through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness under Dr. Stephen Dansiger. He is deeply passionate about addressing trauma and psychological distress in a way that is collaborative, flexible, compassion oriented, strengths-based and shame sensitive.

Everything a person might need to feel better is already inside of them; I believe strongly in this principle. I also have an unyielding appreciation for how difficult it can be to access those healing forces, especially in light of frozen past trauma and adversity. I am hopeful that together we might access and ignite these powerful healing resources within you. I do not believe that any of us need to be fixed. I do believe that we may need to heal in order to find relief from what might currently be paralyzing us.

I work primarily with individual adults and groups. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction and trauma.