Donna Novak, Psy.D.

Psychologist in Simi Valley, CA

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26380

Hi,
I’m Dr. Donna Novak

Psy.D. — Licensed Psychologist PSY 26380

I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who empowers people to work through the roadblocks that are holding them back and find meaning and purpose in their lives.

I specialize in working with anxiety and in helping adolescents and their families, adults, and couples better their relationships and find direction. Rather than shy away from the tough stuff in life, I prefer to face it head-on, together. I believe that challenges are part of being human and that everyone has the potential to become their own life’s navigator. So they never have to feel out of control or at the mercy of their circumstances.

I make it my mission to reduce the shame around mental health issues so that everyone who faces challenges can get the help they need. I am dedicated to teaching you how to start taking better care of yourself again so you can show up and achieve the relationship and life success you desire. It is my passion to help people get to the root of their struggles and understand their story through a different lens.

My Therapy Specialties Include:

Anxiety Therapy

Marriage Counseling

Family Therapy

IN THERAPY

I use a differentiation model that focuses on personal growth by increasing self-awareness, personal motivation, and confidence. I feel strongly about the importance of learning to help yourself become closer to those around you without losing sight of your own beliefs and boundaries. Personal exploration of your values, goals, and desires is an important facet of therapy as it is a strong guiding force in helping you make healthy decisions.
I ultimately believe that learning to deal with anxiety by becoming your own advocate, organizing your thoughts, and sitting with discomfort is the best way of challenging yourself towards becoming a happier and more fulfilled you.

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 almost a decade, I’ve been in private practice helping adults, families, 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.