UCLA Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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Our team offers a wide range of outpatient care options. To learn more about our psychiatry services, call 800-825-9989 or 310-825-9989.

Clinic Overview

The UCLA Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Clinic is a place where patients can focus on individual psychotherapy as a means to treat symptoms of depression. IPT is a short-term (16 sessions) intensive (weekly) psychotherapy that has been validated for the treatment of mild to moderate depression (bipolar or unipolar). In this therapy we work to identify a specific area of focus—interpersonal conflicts, large life transition, grief from a large loss or social isolation—for the 16 sessions while building and processing how to strengthen interpersonal relationships. 

Patients work with their individual psychotherapy throughout the course of the 16 weeks. Sessions are 50 minutes. Sessions currently are being held through zoom. All sessions are directly observed by a supervising attending who is there to provide guidance to the individual psychotherapists.

Patients can be referred to the clinic by sending the clinical information to either the current Clinic Chief Resident or Clinic Director. Patients will then be directly contact by phone to discuss.

We accept referrals at all times, but patients typically start treatment mid-July and early January.


Who We See

Adults struggling from depression. 


Meet the Team

Dr. Victoria Huang (clinic director)

Dr. Maya Smolarek (supervising attending)

Dr. Benjamin Bloxham (supervising attending)

Dr. Ann Crawford-Roberts (Chief Resident)


Clinic Schedule

Fridays 8:00 am - 11:00 a.m.


Contact Us

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Ann Crawford-Roberts via [email protected].

Address: 300 Medical Plaza Suite Los Angeles, Ca 90095