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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychology and Mental Health

Specialty Focus: Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Custody, Child, Domestic, Violence, Parenting, School, Spousal, Anger

Education: PhD, CA Graduate Institute; MA, CA Graduate Institute; BS, Brooklyn College

Years in Practice: 18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


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Dr. Levittan (“Dr. Michael”) is an experienced psychotherapist and expert witness who is devoted to his work with both treatment of patients and expert consultation and testimony with clients. He has been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has provided expert testimony for over 18 years. His areas of specialization include: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Parenting, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Anger Management; and School Violence. Additionally, Dr. Michael has lectured and taught seminars at UCLA Extension; National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI); International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT); Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; NEXUS Conference on Child Abuse; Grief and Loss Conference; Pasadena Hillside Children’s Home; U.S. Marines; L.A. Superior Court; Women’s Shelters; Loyola Marymount University; Association of Batterer’s Intervention Programs (ABIP); Maple Counseling Center; and many other conferences. Dr. Michael has been published in books and periodicals on topics of domestic violence, child abuse, workplace violence, infanticide, etc. He has been consulted and quoted by the L.A. Times, Dallas Morning Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Politico.com, Golf Magazine, N.Y. Post, etc. Dr. Michael has also appeared as an expert on both TV and radio: Tyra Banks Show, ABC-TV News, Starting Over (NBC), Montel Williams Show, Robert Irvine Show, Hollywood 411, Bad Girls Club, Frangela, Michelle Tafoya Show, etc. Recently, he has completed podcasts on the “Me Too Movement” and Fathers Raising Daughters. Dr. Michael is passionate about his work and serving the needs of his clients.