Meg Reinis Newman is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked in the field of psychotherapy since 2002. Meg has specialized training in the areas of adolescent and adult substance abuse, eating disorders, and sexual assault. Meg provides a warm and nurturing environment to help adolescents, adults and their families move beyond the pain of feeling “stuck”. This feeling of being stuck can show up in terms of patterns of communication with a parent / child or significant other. This could be a pattern of one’s own behavior that they notice is not getting them what they want. Feeling unmotivated to do what you know you want to do is another feeling of “stuck” that can make someone feel like reaching out for help.
Meg began her training in a year-long traineeship in the Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Recovery Program. Meg spent the year providing group and individual therapy to adolescents and adults with substance abuse issues and their families. From there, Meg worked throughout the Veteran’s Administration in a variety of substance abuse treatment programs for veterans with a dual diagnosis. Meg received a certificate of excellence on two occasions for her assistance in the JHACO reviews.
Meg developed a program for outreach in the community for awareness of substance abuse for Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles. Meg went on to work at Of One Mind, a premier intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents, young adults and their families in West Los Angeles. Following licensure, Meg became an instructor for the UCLA Rape Treatment Center, implementing a prevention program in middle schools throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, Meg maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.