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    Welcome to The West Coast Life Center.  We are a leading boutique emotional wellness center focused on cutting edge, evidence-based, integrative psychiatric care for our patients.  Led by medical director, Kira Stein MD, we are a team of experts who help those struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, insomnia, ADHD, personality, and other disorders.

    We approach emotional health from a holistic point of view, and individualize care using a wide array of techniques, including talk therapy, mindfulness meditation, bright light therapy, nutritional and medication management, as well as non-invasive brain stimulation.

    We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients, and offer personalized attention with state-of-the-art knowledge, dedicated to fully educating you about your health.

    Care Philosophy

    In addition to keeping up-to-date on cutting-edge treatments, I am diligent and thorough, and I work hard to provide patients with comprehensive care. I am interested in my patients’ day-to-day experiences and backgrounds, their families, communities and cultures of origin — all of which enhance my ability to be an empathic and effective doctor.”

    – Kira Stein, MD


    Dr. Stein evaluates and treats adult men and women with mood, anxiety, attentional and other behavioral difficulties using a variety of approaches, including:

    • Psychopharmacology
    • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
    • Trauma-focused Therapy
    • Mindfulness

    “I have been a medical doctor for 13 years and feel very fulfilled by my work helping people reach and maintain mental health and balance. I chose psychiatry as my medical specialty because I thoroughly enjoy both the science of medicine and the application of psychotherapy – both effective tools that can be used independently or in combination to achieve emotional wellness. l am also very interested in the use of supplements (such as omega-3 fatty acids, certain herbs, vitamins and minerals), relaxation techniques and exercise in the management of mental health.”                                                            – Kira Stein, MD

    Areas Of Treatment

    • Depression
    • Mood Swings & Irritability
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Adjustment Difficulties
    • Attentional Issues/ADHD
    • Panic Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Social Anxiety
    • Phobias/Fears
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Trauma/PTSD
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Personality Disorders
    • Insomnia/Other Sleep Disorders
    • Impulse Control Problems
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Grief and Loss
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Interpersonal problems

    Sub-Specializing In Reproductive Psychiatry

    Doctor Stein is one of the few psychiatrists in the San Fernando Valley specifically trained in reproductive psychiatry at the UCLA Women’s Life Center. Dr. Stein focuses on innovative approaches to managing psychiatric problems throughout the female life cycle, including various psychotherapies, light therapy, supplement and medication management, as well as new neuromodulation techniques. Her areas of expertise include:

    • Risk vs. Benefit Medication Analyses
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    • Infertility
    • Pregnancy Loss
    • Pregnancy
    • Postpartum
    • Menopause