L. Michael King Psychotherapy

About Me

The first thing I want you to know about me is that I love my work! I don’t simply think of psychotherapy as something I do to earn a living. I consider my work intellectually stimulating, personally fulfilling, and for that, I feel most fortunate!

My training includes family systems theory, psychoanalytic theory, child development studies, attachment theory, evolving neurobiological understandings, somatic psychotherapy, and ongoing personal study. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, a degreed and certified Psychoanalyst, and a certified Relational Somatic Psychotherapist. I earned my master’s degree at Antioch University and my doctorate at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, where I am a Training and Supervising Analyst. I am also a certified practitioner by the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis. I am currently in private practice in Torrance, California.

As I have emphasized elsewhere, my work is deeply grounded in the fundamental belief that the relationship I form with my clients and the mutual trust and respect we build is the bedrock of our work. Our relationship is the most fundamental aspect of my practice.

About Mike King

A Trusted Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst

Mike King’s training is based on current relational psychoanalytic theory, systems theory, child development research, neurobiological understandings, somatic psychotherapy, and continuing study. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Torrance, CA, a degreed and certified psychoanalyst, a certified relational somatic psychotherapist, and a certified bioenergetic therapist. Mike is also a training and supervising analyst at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.

His work is based on the deeply held understanding that the relationship he forms with his clients and the built mutual trust and respect is the bedrock of successful psychoanalysis. That relationship is the most fundamental aspect of his practice of psychoanalysis.

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Jacques Derrida

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Oscar Wilde

Just beyond yourself
It's where you need to be…

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