Individual and Couples Therapy

Move Toward A Richer, More Fulfilling Life.

Whether you’re struggling with a particular issue, or just can’t stop feeling that there should be more to life, Dr. Chronister and Associates can help. We provide a caring environment in which you can identify and explore those issues that may be getting in the way of overall life satisfaction. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools you need to move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors.

Through a combination of therapeutic and evidence-based techniques, we can help you identify limiting beliefs and maladaptive coping mechanisms that may be standing in your way. Keep in mind, all communications with your therapist are kept strictly confidential.

Customized Psychological Services That Meet Your Needs

Dr Chronister and Associates provide a variety of services, including:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Assessment (Neuropsychological Testing and Personality Assessments)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for mood disorders and Anxiety

Fee schedule available upon request

For more information or to book an appointment in the Beverly Hills or West Los Angeles office, please contact or call (310)343-8790


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Dr. Kim Chronister is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, author, and media commentator. She earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University (CSPP). 

Dr. Chronister has extensive experience utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with clients struggling with eating disorders, relationship issues, substance use disorders,  anxiety, and depression. She also utilizes motivational interviewing (MI) to help clients regain motivation to engage in healthy behaviors to decrease stress and improve mood.  She uses a strength-based approach and focuses on strengths of individuals and couples rather than pathology. 

As a respected expert in the field of clinical psychology, Dr. Kim Chronister has been asked to comment on such subjects as substance abuse, relationships, eating disorders, and issues related to sexuality for respected magazines, radio shows, and documentaries.  Her passion for psychology is evidenced in her contributions and appearances in Women’s Health Magazine, LivestrongThe National Psychologist, NPR, and Yahoo News among numerous other media outlets.  She is the author of “The Psychology Behind Fitness Motivation” and the best-selling book on Amazon “FitMentality”. She treats clients in her private practice struggling with mood disorders, substance use, and anxiety disorders in Beverly Hills, California.

Clinical Associates

Sarah Dewey, PsyD -Clinical Associate/Therapist


Dr. Sarah Dewey is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist. She obtained her doctoral degree from Alliant International University (CSFS). She has worked in array of mental health and addiction facilities. Her clinical skills consist of working with individuals that struggle with psychological, emotional, and behavioral health disorders; as well as individuals that struggle with substance abuse. Dr. Sarah has provided therapeutic consultations with many populations including adolescents, adults, seniors, and LGBTQ community. Dr. Sarah has an extensive background working with trauma. She also utilizes psychological testing to better understand individuals and make the appropriate therapeutic adjustments. In relations to uniqueness of each situations, Dr. Sarah tailors to the needs and the goals of each individual to develop an individualistic treatment experience. Dr. Sarah assists and supports individuals to build their own foundation that suites them best; as well as encourages self-exploration to develop one’s own self-identity.

Dr. Sarah utilizes an extensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy approach to assist individuals with decreasing emotional and psychological distress. Dr. Sarah’s treatment model is designed to assist individuals to understand their cognitive thought processing abilities and to encourage self-exploration. Dr. Sarah employs a compassionate and straight forward therapeutic technique that helps individuals to find their inner strengths to overcome life stressors. Dr. Sarah strives to help individuals gain a sense of hope to improve life satisfaction and live life one deserves.

Call (310)343-8790 for a free phone consultation

Josh Dunne RADT1 & CADACI-Clinical Associate

Josh Dunne is a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT1) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor Intern (CADACI) and has worked in the field of mental health, psychology, and addiction since 2010. Josh has had experience with several diverse populations. He has worked at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center with young men and women ranging from ages thirteen to seventeen. Josh has also worked with adult men and women at a residential treatment center as a  primary counselor, group facilitator, and relapse preventionist. The group criteria he facilitated included emotion regulation and management, impulse control, interpersonal connection development, family dynamics, and coping skills for crisis management. With Josh’s well-rounded experience regarding the diverse populations, he brings a unique perspective to our clientele and the people involved with them during therapeutic interaction.

Call (310)343-8790 for a free phone consultation