Donna Novak, Psy.D.

Psychologist in Simi Valley

I’m Dr. Donna Novak

Group Practice Owner

Psy.D. — Licensed Psychologist PSY 26380

You and your partner fight all the time. Or possibly it’s quite the opposite- you barely talk to one another- at least not about anything real.. You are longing to actually have a partner in your life. Someone to enjoy life and grow together not further apart. You may not know where your intimacy and sex life went. The truth is you may not even know if it’s possible to get to the place you truly want to be. Deep down you think there is a possibility and ultimately you know that you can’t continue living this way anymore. It’s time for a change. It’s time for growth. You know it is.

I am here to help you and your partner in this journey towards being that couple you truly want to be. I’ve worked with couples at many different stages of their lives and relationship and I’m here to say it’s not easy but it’s all doable. The trick is though that you’ve got to take a step into the unknown for change to happen. Getting started with couples therapy or marriage counseling is a step into the unknown.

My passion lies in helping individuals and couples get to the root of their struggles so they are able to have passionate, connected, and fulfilled relationships. It is through allowing yourself to get real and vulnerable, tolerate the uncomfort of letting your guards down and truly be seen that we will be able to help you get everything you want from your relationship. Without these ingredients however you end up living in a place of unneeded guards that provides an illusion of protection and safety. Maybe you are used to living this guarded but a whole different life is ahead of you when you release yourself of these walls. A life of freedom and true connection. I’m ready when you are.

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My Therapy Specialties Include:

Anxiety Therapy

Marriage Counseling

Sex Therapy


In couples therapy, I make sure to not allow what typically happens in your day to day lives happen in the room. Together we will make sure that different things happen. You will open up in different ways. Hear one another in new ways. I will work with you and your partner on going deeper in your lives to examine what is underneath all the fighting, disconnection, lack of intimacy, and work towards true healing.
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Sex and intimacy will defintiely be a part of our conversations as we need to bring up the things that are scary or uncomfortable for true change and connectiont to happen. I will be here to guide you through your journey towards both individual growth and growth as a couple. My style is to work with you in couples therapy in such a way that you will feel that you’re growing as a person. You will have aha moments. Breakthroughs. Feel the anguish and uncomfort of growth. This is where change happens.

Education and Background

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and furthered my education with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

At the start of my career, I trained at an inpatient hospital and various community mental health agencies. And, for more than a decade, I’ve been in private practice helping adults and couples make the changes they want to see in their lives.

Located in Simi Valley, CA

I also serve Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, and the surrounding communities. 

Now offering online therapy in los angeles, ventura county and throughout California