THRIVE PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

LOS ANGELES | SANTA MONICA | BEVERLY HILLS | ONLINE

THERAPY DESIGNED FOR WOMEN’S WELLNESS AND EMPOWERMENT


OUR MISSION

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Our Top Rated team of doctorate level psychologists is 100% focused on helping you overcome life’s toughest challenges, live fully and Thrive!


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OUR TEAM

DOCTORATE LEVEL EXPERTS TRAINED IN THE MOST ADVANCED EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENTS


DR. CHARLYNN RUAN, PH.D.

Founder & CEO, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Santa Monica-Downtown

Dr. Ruan is the Founder & CEO of Thrive Psychology Group. Her passion is helping her clients live life to the fullest. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in women's mental health and a trauma specialist with advanced training in EMDR, Mindfulness and Neuropsychology. A sought after media contributor and researcher, Dr. Ruan is passionate about empowering women in all aspects of life including personal growth, overcoming anxiety/depression, thriving in career and relationships.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO       ▶️

Dr. Ruan is the Founder & CEO of Thrive Psychology Group. Her passion is helping her clients live life to the fullest. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in women's mental health and a trauma specialist with advanced training in EMDR, Mindfulness and Neuropsychology. A sought after media contributor and researcher, Dr. Ruan is passionate about empowering women in all aspects of life including personal growth, overcoming anxiety/depression, thriving in career and relationships. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. KELLI RUGLESS, PSY.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Beverly Hills

Dr. Rugless is a licensed clinical psychologist who knows that every woman has the potential and power to be a positive force for change in her personal life, workplace, and community. Helping women achieve this potential and power is Dr. Rugless’ passion. By building a safe space for vulnerability, openness, and healing, Dr. Rugless empowers her clients to cultivate compassion for themselves and others while overcoming life’s challenges.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO    ▶️

Dr. Rugless is a licensed clinical psychologist who knows that every woman has the potential and power to be a positive force for change in her personal life, workplace, and community. Helping women achieve this potential and power is Dr. Rugless’ passion. By building a safe space for vulnerability, openness, and healing, Dr. Rugless empowers her clients to cultivate compassion for themselves and others while overcoming life’s challenges. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. JACLYN FRIEDENTHAL, PSY.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Santa Monica-Downtown

Dr. Jaclyn Friedenthal is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping women lead fulfilling, balanced lives. She provides a safe place for women to explore their thoughts and feelings, and empowers her clients to make bold choices in the direction of their life and values. Dr. Friedenthal’s clients rave about her natural intuition, down to earth, non-judgmental approach and about her balance of warmth and authenticity.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO    ▶️

Dr. Jaclyn Friedenthal is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping women lead fulfilling, balanced lives. She provides a safe place for women to explore their thoughts and feelings, and empowers her clients to make bold choices in the direction of their life and values. Dr. Friedenthal’s clients rave about her natural intuition, down to earth, non-judgmental approach and about her balance of warmth and authenticity. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. KRISTIE HOLMES, PH.D

L.C.S.W.

Beverly Hills

Dr. Holmes empowers women from all walks of life with focus on life transitions, relational trauma, career assessments, personal growth, life/executive coaching, finding purpose & chronic medical conditions. Dr. Holmes is at the forefront of women's issues and mental well being. She is a member of the United Nations Women's Council, is a former professor on gender & global health topics at USC, and a former U.S. Congressional candidate.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO    ▶️

Dr. Holmes empowers women from all walks of life with focus on life transitions, relational trauma, career assessments, personal growth, life/executive coaching, finding purpose & chronic medical conditions. Dr. Holmes is at the forefront of women's issues and mental well being. She is a member of the United Nations Women's Council, is a former professor on gender & global health topics at USC, and a former U.S. Congressional candidate. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️



DR. ANNA HOFFMAN, PH.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Santa Monica-Downtown

Dr. Hoffman is deeply passionate about helping women improve their lives. She uses a strengths-based, integrative approach to tailor therapy to each client, and loves helping women acknowledge the strengths they often overlook in themselves.Dr. Hoffman specializes in working with trauma survivors, adult children of dysfunctional families, and clients with body-related concerns, such as chronic pain and body image. She is also adept at working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, and grief.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO       ▶️

Dr. Hoffman is deeply passionate about helping women improve their lives. She uses a strengths-based, integrative approach to tailor therapy to each client, and loves helping women acknowledge the strengths they often overlook in themselves.Dr. Hoffman specializes in working with trauma survivors, adult children of dysfunctional families, and clients with body-related concerns, such as chronic pain and body image. She is also adept at working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, and grief. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. REBECCA LESSER ALLEN, PSY.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Beverly Hills

Dr. Rebecca Lesser Allen is a clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist. She works with women of all ages who are looking to strengthen, deepen, and repair their interpersonal relationships. She is passionate about working with women navigating life transitions, parenthood, marital and relationship conflict, complex familial dynamics, and career stress. She is also does psychological assessments at Thrive.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO    ▶️

Dr. Rebecca Lesser Allen is a clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist. She works with women of all ages who are looking to strengthen, deepen, and repair their interpersonal relationships. She is passionate about working with women navigating life transitions, parenthood, marital and relationship conflict, complex familial dynamics, and career stress. She is also does psychological assessments at Thrive. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. REBECCA BRANDA, PSY.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Venice-Santa Monica

Dr. Branda believes that every woman has the strength to create positive change in her life. She helps women find their voice in spaces they often feel silenced. She uses various evidence-based CBT techniques and well-established psychodynamic theories, incorporates mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions to help lead clients towards a deeper understanding of themselves.   CLICK FOR FULL BIO    ▶️

Dr. Branda believes that every woman has the strength to create positive change in her life. She helps women find their voice in spaces they often feel silenced. She uses various evidence-based CBT techniques and well-established psychodynamic theories, incorporates mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions to help lead clients towards a deeper understanding of themselves. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


DR. ERIN MARGOLIS, PSY.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Santa Monica

Dr. Margolis is a clinical psychologist committed to helping her clients make contact with the truest version of themselves. She is energized by supporting women as they discover their core values in order to live authentically and deeply. She loves supporting clients in realizing their full potential and letting their inner wisdom lead them to more balanced, more meaningful, and fuller lives.  CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️

Dr. Margolis is a clinical psychologist committed to helping her clients make contact with the truest version of themselves. She is energized by supporting women as they discover their core values in order to live authentically and deeply. She loves supporting clients in realizing their full potential and letting their inner wisdom lead them to more balanced, more meaningful, and fuller lives. CLICK FOR FULL BIO ▶️


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OUR SPECIALTIES

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CAREER & PERSONAL GROWTH

Are you feeling stuck your career or life path? We help you find your passion and purpose while providing you the space and tools to explore how to live your best life. Learn who you are, what your strengths are, and how to voice your authentic self in your world and your career.


EMDR is an evidence based treatment designed to treat trauma, negative emotions, anxiety, related to traumatic events. It is one of the best validated and researched treatments for trauma and used by the V.A., Dept. of Defense and The World Health Organization.   LEARN MORE       ▶️

EMDR is an evidence based treatment designed to treat trauma, negative emotions, anxiety, related to traumatic events. It is one of the best validated and researched treatments for trauma and used by the V.A., Dept. of Defense and The World Health Organization. LEARN MORE ▶️

ANXIETY, or extreme apprehension and worry is a normal reaction to stressful life situations. In some cases, however, worry becomes pervasive and chronic, causing sufferers to dread everyday situations and develop more severe issues. Thankfully, Anxiety is treatable.   LEARN MORE       ▶️

ANXIETY, or extreme apprehension and worry is a normal reaction to stressful life situations. In some cases, however, worry becomes pervasive and chronic, causing sufferers to dread everyday situations and develop more severe issues. Thankfully, Anxiety is treatable. LEARN MORE ▶️


PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS are evaluations in which a clinical interview, psychometric testing, questionnaires, behavioral observations, and an in-depth medical record review are used to help answer complex questions about functioning and behavior. Test results are used to design the most effective therapeutic interventions, and develop optimal plans for treatment and functioning. LEARN MORE ▶️


TRAUMA and traumatic events can have significant impact on your life. The good news is that with the right tools you can minimize trauma’s ongoing effects on you daily life. Thrive can give you the tools heal from traumatic events and grow stronger as a result. LEARN MORE ▶️

CBT is one of the best validated forms of therapy, and one of the core methods used at Thrive. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effectively.   LEARN MORE ▶️

CBT is one of the best validated forms of therapy, and one of the core methods used at Thrive. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effectively. LEARN MORE ▶️



Motherhood changes your relationship with the world and with yourself. This amazing journey can stir up old wounds, self-doubt, relationship struggles & self-criticism. We support you at every step- infertility, pregnancy, postpartum all the way to transition to new life chapters.   LEARN MORE ▶️

Motherhood changes your relationship with the world and with yourself. This amazing journey can stir up old wounds, self-doubt, relationship struggles & self-criticism. We support you at every step- infertility, pregnancy, postpartum all the way to transition to new life chapters. LEARN MORE ▶️

Mindfulness based therapy combines techniques and strategies to help clients better manage their thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness therapy is broken into two different types: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).   LEARN MORE ▶️

Mindfulness based therapy combines techniques and strategies to help clients better manage their thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness therapy is broken into two different types: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). LEARN MORE ▶️


ACT is an empirically supported treatment that is part of the “third wave” of cognitive and behavioral therapy. ACT uses mindfulness, acceptance, and behavioral strategies to help individuals connect to the present moment, increase awareness and acceptance of thoughts, feelings, and memories, and take committed action towards their values. LEARN MORE ▶️


Thrive is committed to providing affirmative therapy to all clients, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our therapy style embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities while addressing the negative impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on LGBTQ lives.   LEARN MORE ▶️

Thrive is committed to providing affirmative therapy to all clients, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our therapy style embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities while addressing the negative impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on LGBTQ lives. LEARN MORE ▶️

DBT treatment is a type of talk therapy that utilize CBT at it roots, but emphasizes psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation.   LEARN MORE ▶️

DBT treatment is a type of talk therapy that utilize CBT at it roots, but emphasizes psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation. LEARN MORE ▶️

Finding happiness in your relationships is one of the most important factors to living a happy and healthy life. We can help you build the love you want, express your needs to those around you in a healthy manner and avoid navigate conflicts.   LEARN MORE ▶️

Finding happiness in your relationships is one of the most important factors to living a happy and healthy life. We can help you build the love you want, express your needs to those around you in a healthy manner and avoid navigate conflicts. LEARN MORE ▶️

Sexual assault and harassment has become an epidemic problem, or rather, a problem brought to light from the shadows in recent years. From the #metoo movement, supreme court hearings, corporate boardrooms, no woman is immune. We can help you recover.   LEARN MORE ▶️

Sexual assault and harassment has become an epidemic problem, or rather, a problem brought to light from the shadows in recent years. From the #metoo movement, supreme court hearings, corporate boardrooms, no woman is immune. We can help you recover. LEARN MORE ▶️



Finding happiness in your relationships is one of the most important factors to living a happy and healthy life. We help you build the love you want, express your needs to those around you in a healthy manner and navigate conflicts. Make your relationships thrive while being your authentic self!


OUR GOAL

A FULLY AUTHENTIC, FULLY ALIVE...YOU!


YOU have unique gifts and a purpose. Don't let unresolved wounds, insecurities, hidden struggles, false beliefs, and unresolved traumatic experiences keep you from flourishing.

Inner burdens are like giants rocks in a backpack you carry everyday. When this backpack is heavy, life becomes a trudge and you spend your days avoiding risk, failure, and pain rather than loving, creating, and growing. Therapy helps remove the rocks that weigh you down and gives you the freedom to be yourself, resulting in a meaningful & joyful life.

Thrive Psychology is here to help develop the skills and mindset you need to live beyond daily circumstances so you can LIVE FULLY. Fully aware, fully resilient, fully mindful, fully peaceful & fully self-compassionate.

Pursuing healing is an act of courage and strength. It is a choice to unpack those rocks and decide that mere survival is not enough. The human mind is an amazing thing. Choose to THRIVE!


LATEST MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

DR. RUAN & THRIVE PSYCHOLOGY GROUP CLINICIANS ARE CONTRIBUTING EXPERTS TO MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS. VISIT OUR MEDIA PAGE TO READ LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS. IF YOU HAVE A MEDIA INQUIRY PLEASE WRITE US AT ADMIN@MYTHRIEPSYCHOLOGYGROUP.COM



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