Marvin S. Beitner, Ph.D.
Long Beach Office 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 304N    (562) 498-0777
Orange County Office 11770 Warner Ave, Suite 127     (714) 966-6634
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Types of Therapists
Stop Smoking
Lose Weight
Attention deficit disorder
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Accomodation Testing
Office Locations
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Panic Attacks & Anxiety
Counseling Online
Pain Control
Children & Teenagers
Check Qualifications
Types of Symptoms
Types of Psychotherapy
Multiple Personality
Orange County Psych Assn
Eating Disorders
Executive & Life Coaching
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Self-Help Books
Intelligence & Memory Tests
Gay Lesbian Transgender
Psychology News
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Marvin S Beitner PhD, Psychologist Lic. PSY1036, Marriage Counselor Lic. M646, Long Beach Office convenient to Lakewood, Los Alamitors, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Cerritors, Cypress, Fountain Valley Office convenient to Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, ZIP 90803 90804 90806 90807 90808 90811 90812 90813 90814 90814 90822 92708 92660 92661 92662 92663 92657 92627 92649 92648The  left hand column of this page shows direct links to all information on my website, including advice about finding counseling or psychotherapy for various symptoms or problems and how to evaluate the qualifications of a therapist. Below you will find a brief description of the information found on each of those pages.

You can also hear my comments about these subjects by clicking on the following link:  Listen to Audio Information  For information about my practice go to: Marvin S. Beitner, Ph.D.  

Which Type of Therapist is best for you?

For information about choosing between a psychologist, marriage counselor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, hypnotist, hypnotherapist, or clinical social worker, see Types of psychotherapists. Also see Orange County Psych Assn for helpful information about choosing a psychotherapist and about the different training and expertise psychologists, marriage counselors and psychiatrists.Marvin S Beitner PhD, Psychologist Lic. PSY1036, Marriage Counselor Lic. M646, Long Beach Office convenient to Lakewood, Los Alamitors, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Cerritors, Cypress ZIP 90803 90804 90806 90807 90808 90811 90812 90813 90814 90814 90822


This link provides information about the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist,  as well as how to check on the license of a psychologist, and the differences between a Ph.D. and an M.D. degree.

Marriage/Couples Counselor 

This link provides information about marriage counseling, couples therapy, about getting help with relationship problems and how to enhance and improve communication, empathy and emotional satisfaction in personal relationships.


This link provides information about the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy and the uses of these procedures. It answers common questions about how hypnosis works and addresses  misconceptions and fears about hypnotherapy. An experienced and well qualified psychologist may be able to use hypnotherapy to help you control symptoms of panic attacks, fears or phobias. Hypnosis may also be useful to help a person to stop smoking, to lose weight or to control chronic pain. "Test anxiety," fears of flying or driving, improved motivation for academic, sports and work performance are other possible applications of hypnosis.

Counseling online or psychotherapy online

These are exciting new possibilities as methods of providing psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family counseling and relationship counseling. Is it safe? Is it effective? Is your privacy protected? Who is the counselor or psychologist?  How do I know if the online counselor is competent, ethical, well trained or a licensed professional? Here you will find some answers to these questions

Types of Symptoms

Here you will get information about how to identify various symptoms of emotional distress, including panic attacks, anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). You will also find information about tranquilizers, medications for anxiety, for ADHD and other problems here.

Panic Attacks & Anxiety

This link provides more specific information about common symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks, including shortness of breath, heart palpitations, agoraphobia, feelings of faintness, other physical symptoms, and fears of flying or driving and feeling as if you are about to die.

Eating Disorders

This link provides information about anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia is the opposite of compulsive over-eating. It occurs most commonly in teenaged girls, but can affect other age groups and males as well. Anorexics "look fat" to themselves no matter how much weight they lose. They go on perpetual starvation diets and sometimes exercise excessively. Bulimics overeat and then secretly vomit or use laxatives in attempt to lose weight. Both of these conditions represent serious health threats and can be life-threatening. 

Children and Teenagers

This link provides information about dealing with problems of childhood and adolescence. Excessive fears in social situations, low self-esteem, depression, problems with authority figures, rebelliousness, poor academic performance, school phobias, alcohol and drug abuse problems are issues that may be involved.  

Self Improvement

This link will give you information about enhancement of healthy psychological function,  improving self esteem and strengthening  motivation and confidence. Improving work performance, social skills, academic performance and competitive sports performance are issues that psychologists can address.

Self Help Books

This link will give you information about educational reading material that may help you with various psychological issues and problems.

Multiple Personality - Dissociative Identity Disorder

This link provides addresses misconceptions about multiple personality, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. Included is information about the recovery of repressed memories of sexual abuse.

Sexual Problems

This link information about reduced sexual desire, impotence, premature ejaculation, sexual compulsions, addictions to pornography, confusion in sexual identification, childhood sexual abuse and other types of sexual dysfunctions.

Stop Smoking

This link provides information about designing a hypnotic procedure the use of hypnosis, a stop smoking procedure using two office visits and a recording of a personalized hypnotic procedure that you can use at home to stop smoking.

Weight Control

Here you find out about how I provide a structured,  four office visit form of psychological intervention using hypnosis and behavior modification to help you lose weight. I make a recording of a hypnotic procedure designed to fit your motivation and personality. The hypnosis is done during an office visit and recorded for your continued use at home. It provides information about the "yo-yo" effect that causes people to typically regain all the weight that they have lost on a seemingly successful diet program.

Pain Control

This link gives you information about the use of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for relief of chronic pain.

Intelligence Tests, Memory Tests and Learning Disabilities

This link provides information about how you can find out about your intelligence quotient, (IQ or I.Q.) This page also provides information about testing for memory impairment, age related memory loss, short term and long term memory loss and concerns about Alzheimer's disease. It also provides information about Learning disabilities. Tests discussed include the Wechsler Adult Intelligence  Scale IV (WAIS IV), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV,  (WISC IV), the Wechsler Memory Scale III (WMS III) and the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJIII).

Executive & Life Coaching

This link provides information about maximizing your level of functioning, achieving your full potential and making positive changes in professional, career, or work related areas or in personal and life-style areas. Executive coaching, career coaching  and life coaching involve a process related to, but not the same as mentoring.  It is a method of enhancing optimal functioning in an achievement oriented, well functioning person, not a method of treatment of emotional problems.

Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Issues

This provides information about Gay, Lesbian and Transgender, Transvestite and Transsexual issues.  It clarifies the distinctions between these terms and discusses some general and special issues involved in psychotherapeutic treatment and counseling encountered because of social and family pressures.

Check Qualifications

Do you have questions about selecting a psychologist? This page gives information about how to check the qualifications of a psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage counselor or psychotherapist: 

Psychology News

Here you can find some information about events that have been in the news and publications in psychology. Is the HBO series In Treatment a good representation of how psychotherapy really works? What about the issue of attraction to a patient and how it is handled in this series? See Psychology News  about this. There is also information there about how the old Dr. Phil - Britney Spears controversy relates to "long distance analysis" of people in the news.

Managed Care

See this page for information about maximizing access to psychotherapeutic treatment under managed care programs.


For information about Dr. Beitner's private practice, training and experience, click on Marvin S. Beitner, Ph.D. You may see comments by some of Dr. Beitner's patients at his Internet telephone listings by clicking on the following link:    Superpages  You may have to page down to read comments at these sites. Dr. Beitner's Blog will soon be updated. 

If you live in Long Beach, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Cypress, Signal Hill, Rolling Hills or Palos Verdes you have easy access to the Los Angeles County Office at 5199 E. PCH, Long Beach CA 90804 (562) 498-0777. If your live in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Anaheim, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, Costa Mesa or Fountain Valley you have easy access to the Orange County office at 11770 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley CA 92708 (714) 966-6634 or (949) 644-4641. 
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