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Douglas Polster, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in Los Angeles, CA

 

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Douglas Polster, Ph.D.


Dr. Doug Polster, PhD, of Thriving Center of Psychology, is a performance psychologist specializing in the enhancement of brain and body health through positive cognitive and behavioral change. He completed his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, where he played on and captained the varsity men’s basketball team. He then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he earned his PhD in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in sports and health. 

He completed his clinical internship in health psychology at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he focused on helping individuals achieve a successful recovery from illness and injury. Following graduation, he completed a two-year advanced post-doctoral fellowship in sports neuropsychology at the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. 

Dr. Polster is known for his work on mind-body wellness and performance. He has developed programs designed to maximize human performance by helping his clients to develop healthy habits and a stronger mindset using his three A’s of peak performance: Awareness, Accountability, and Action. His programs utilize multiple evidence-based strategies including stress management/breathing training,

mindfulness, cognitive training, and biofeedback, all of which are designed to assist an individual with leveraging their core strengths in order to reach their peak potential. Dr. Polster has implemented his programs with peak performers across multiple industries, including healthcare, entertainment, media, sales, and start-ups, as well as with professional and Division 1 athletes.

Client Concerns I Treat

 

Academic Concerns
ADD/ADHD
Addiction and Substance use
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Body Image
Burnout
Career Issues
Child or Adolescent Issues
Chronic Impulsivity
Chronic Pain
Codependency
Commitment Obstacles
Communication Problems
Creative Blocks
Depression
Digital Addiction
Dating
Divorce
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders
Emerging Adulthood
Emotional Disturbance
Existential Crisis or Transition
Family conflict
Fear of Failure
Food-related Stress
Grief and Bereavement
Health-related Concerns or Chronic Illness
Harassment
Indecision
Imposter Syndrome
Infidelity
Intrusive Thoughts
Insomnia
Job Coaching
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Loneliness
Money-related Stress
Multicultural issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic
Parenting Issues
Peak Performance
Peer Relationships
Perfectionism
Performance Anxiety
Phobias
Post-Partum Depression
Procrastination
PTSD
Relationship issues
Self-Harm
Self-Reflection
Sexual Issues
Social Life
Stress
Substance Abuse
Trauma
Weight Loss
Workplace issues
Young Adulthood