Dr. Lani Chin

Dr. Lani Chin

Psychologist, PsyD
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Lani Chin, Psy.D.
1328 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, USA 90024

Treatment Offered

Therapy Orientation:
Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Relational Therapy
Age Focus:
Seniors, Teenagers, Adults
Anger Management, Gay Lesbian Issues, Sex Therapy, Personality Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Compulsive Disorders, OCD, Addiction or Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Spirituality, Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Eating Disorders, Depression, Women
Treatment Modality:
Couples, Individuals, Groups
Any Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation:
Any Orientation
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Years in Practice: 5 Years
Graduated from: California School of Professional Psychology
Year Graduated: 2006

Cost & Payment Modalities

Avg Cost (session): $120 - $149
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Insurances accepted: Magellan Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Healthcare, BlueCross and/or BlueShield, Anthem, MHN/Managed Health Network, TRICARE, Aetna, Cigna, PacifiCare, CHIPA/College Health

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Dr. Lani Chin's Most Recent Activity on Choose Help

  • 1
    Q & A Reply: 11:44 - Jul 22, 2016 Fear of the Dentist

    I don't know if this anxiety or not or what to call it but I am so scared to go to the dentist that I have not gone in 11 years. I am starting to have some loose teeth that are getting worse and worse but the thought of going to the dentist scares ...

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    Q & A Reply: 11:40 - Jul 22, 2016 Medical Marijuana and Addiction

    Is medical marijuana a safe medication for me if I have history of drug addiction and alcoholism. I have tried very hard for 15 years to stay clean and sober and I don't want to compound my health problems now with anything that will get me back to ...

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    Q & A Reply: 11:24 - Jul 22, 2016 Impulse Control Side Effects

    My husband has early onset parkinsons and is taking pramipexole. We were warned that one of the possible side effects of the treatment was a risk of impulse control disorders and we were told that we were to be on the lookout for certain types of ...

  • 4
    Q & A Reply: 11:09 - Jul 22, 2016 Addiction or Association?

    This seems like a frivolous question but I want to know it coffee is a trigger risk for addiction. I used to smoke a lot of pot and drink a lot of coffee, often together. I really liked the buzz I’d get after a good joint and 2 or 3 strong ...

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    Q & A Reply: 03:50 - Sep 10, 2013 Diet Pills & Panic Attack

    If I had a panic attack after taking herbal diet pills do I have to go see a doctor?

  • 6
    Q & A Reply: 10:31 - Sep 02, 2013 Technique to decrease oral fixation

    My son is constantly chewing or sucking on things. He is 12. His shirt, pens or pencils, his fingers, bottle caps – whatever he can get his hands on. I tell him to stop and he stops for 5 seconds and then his hands just go back to his mouth. You can ...

  • 7
    Q & A Reply: 10:23 - Sep 02, 2013 Anorexia criteria

    What causes an eating disorder? I am a little confused about what causes an eating disorder. Is an eating disorder caused by trying to be skinny and then having that get out of control and causing changes and malfunctions in the brain? Or is an ...

  • 8
    Q & A Reply: 01:21 - Jun 09, 2013 Depression and Exercise

    Is something like yoga better for a person who battles with depression or something like aerobics classes better, assuming you could only pick one to do?

  • 9
    Q & A Reply: 12:28 - May 23, 2013 When to intervene

    My boyfriends parents are both giant alcoholics. He says he wont ever drink because he never wants to wind up like them. Good for him I say because I don’t drink either. He does smoke a lot of weed. He says weeds not addictive. I think my boyfriend ...

  • 10
    Q & A Reply: 01:36 - Apr 09, 2013 Nail Biting

    I have an addictive personality. I am in cocaine recovery. I have had a problem with chewing my fingernails since I was a kid. Are these things related in the brain somehow? Seems weird that I can stop smoking crack but I can’t stop biting my nails.

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