Alan Hanft, M.D. – Psychiatrist

I am a private practice psychiatrist serving clients in and around Marina del Rey, California. As your doctor, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you.

I look forward to working with you to addresses your challenges and realize your goals. Treatment is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.

Treatment Approach

I use a variety of approaches to address my clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of biopsychosocial, eclectic, psychodynamic therapy, and medication management, and quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain growth.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: G61424
  • License State: California
  • Practicing Since: 1992
  • Education: After college at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I attended medical school at McGill University. I then completed a residency in Psychiatry at USC followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.