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We all enter life with risk factors for mood, anxiety and other disorders.

The key to a successful psychiatric treatment is the inclusion of the patient and the doctor in a meaningful and open relationship. Learn more.

The mental health of an expectant mother is important to the health of the fetus and newborn.

A psychiatric treatment program can be developed after careful consideration. Learn more.

When emotional symptoms make functions difficult, it can become impossible to enjoy life’s activities.

Psychiatric treatment can enable a return to full mental health. Learn more.

Women are twice as likely as men to experience depression.

As they move through their lives, women often benefit from treatment by a psychiatrist with expertise in life changes and transitions. Learn more.

Miscarriage and late term pregnancy loss is a serious traumatic event.

A combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology can effectively provide relief and allow for movement forward. Learn more.

As women transition into menopause, they are at risk for depression, often complicated by anxiety and agitation.

Pharmacologic management in combination with psychotherapy can be extremely helpful. Learn more.

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The Offices of Vivien K. Burt M.D., Ph.D.

Vivien Burt, M.D., Ph.D is a psychiatrist practicing in Westwood and Long Beach California. She has more than 20 years of experience in adult and reproductive psychiatry. She is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Founder and Director of The Women’s Life Center of the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Burt’s areas of specialization include: reproductive psychiatry and women’s mental health, psychiatric treatment for women transitioning through menopause, psychiatric treatment for women and couples experiencing major life transitions (such as divorce, widowhood, career changes, retirement or illness), and general adult psychiatry for both men and women (addressing depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and grief and bereavement).

Vivien Burt, MD
Dr. Vivien Burt

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Our Offices

Westwood Office
10921 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 403
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Long Beach Office
6615 East Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 190
Long Beach, CA 90803

Mondays and other times by arrangement.