Jeffrey Yates, LCSW, TEP, is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy and has maintained a private practice in West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area for the past 17 years.
He is currently serving as a private practitioner and professional consultant working with a broad spectrum of clients. Jeffrey is an interactive therapist and his therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and professional challenges. With compassion and understanding, Jeffrey integrates complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client, building on their strengths to attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Jeffrey has served as Executive Director of the Psychodrama Institute of Los Angeles, since it was founded in 2001. He is certified since 1994 as a Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy.
Jeffrey served as the 2012-2013 president of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, the organization that certifies practitioners and trainers in the North American region. He is a fellow and former Executive Council member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, ASGPP.
Jeffrey was a trainer and supervising clinician with the psychodrama section, Saint Elizabeths Hospital (formerly The National Institute of Mental Health), Washington DC (1990-95). He and the psychodrama section staff are the 2013 winners of the Collaborators Award for the ASGPP.
Jeffrey has been a keynote presenter for many professional conferences including the Psychotherapy Networker, formerly known as the Family Therapy Networker.
Jeffrey has experience as a corporate and management consultant for organizations including The United States Justice Department and the United States Postal Service. Jeffrey has been a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He has worked as a clinician in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction programs and has been a clinical consultant to Sierra Tucson, The Caron Foundation, Visions Adolesent Treatment Centers and the US Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.