Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT offers the dedication to client satisfaction you want when seeking Redondo Beach, CA, clinical psychology services. If you’re struggling to cope with painful emotions or difficult circumstances, we may be able to guide you along a path of growth and healing.

Once you've shared your thoughts with us, we’ll work hard to design a plan that helps you overcome the issues that are weighing you down and influencing your unwanted behaviors. We can accommodate therapy plans for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our office strives to continuously offer quick responses to our clients. In addition, we provide flexible appointment hours. Our qualifications include:

  • Membership in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Certification in brief therapy

We know how important comfort and trust are to you when seeking a clinical psychology provider. When you work with us, you’ll discover that everything we do is focused around the happiness of our client. Call 310-710-1974 to schedule an appointment.

If you suffer from debilitating panic attacks, persistent worry, fears or phobias, or generalized anxiety, help is available. We provide anxiety treatment services in a caring and professional environment. 
When Anxiety Takes Over Many people feel anxious from time to time. But when feelings of anxiety occur regularly and begin to interfere with your job, relationships, or other aspects of your daily life, it’s time to pursue professional anxiety treatment.
Dr. Fritz' team works to help patients better understand and manage the physical and psychological effects of anxiety disorders. Through personalized treatment, we seek to examine the causes of your anxiety, analyze the emotions associated with it, and reveal how you can change the resulting negative thoughts and behaviors. Our goal is to help you experience freedom from the debilitating effects of anxiety disorders and improve your quality of life.
​Don’t let anxiety stand in the way of pursuing your goals. Call 310-710-1974 today to make an appointment with Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT and learn more about anxiety treatment.

If you’re searching for depression therapy, you can feel comfortable sharing your feelings with Dr. Fritz. Our office can be a safe zone where you open up about the despair, helplessness, and sadness that has crept into your life. You’ll be met with compassion and patience as you explore the origins of your current feelings and beliefs.
We’ll do our best to use our vast resources and techniques to design a personalized strategy to help you cope with depression. Through careful conversation and listening, we may be able to help you uncover the origins of your anguish or unhealthy tendencies. You can trust us because of our dedication to my clients satisfaction. We have flexible hours and will respond to your concerns. If you’re looking for compassionate and highly professional depression therapists, it’s time to discover Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT. We believe that crafting a healthy outlook begins with voicing your thoughts and feelings in a secure setting. You can schedule your appointment by contacting our office today at 310-710-1974.

OCD Treatment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological condition that generally leads sufferers to engage in certain repetitive behaviors. Without proper treatment, OCD can become debilitating, making it virtually impossible for the sufferer to live a normal and productive life. So if you or a loved one needs OCD treatment, come to Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT in Redondo Beach, CA to see how we can help.
Help is Available
At Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT, our goal is to provide the education, resources, and tools you need to better understand and manage your OCD symptoms for a happier, more productive life. We understand that each of our clients is unique. When you come to us, we’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to address your individual needs. And from the moment you contact our office, you can expect to be treated with the compassion, professionalism, and respect you deserve.
​ If you’re suffering from OCD, help is available. Call our office in Redondo Beach, CA at 310-710-1974 to schedule your appointment.

Parenting and Family Counseling

Are you struggling to deal with the challenges of parenthood? Are you and your partner having trouble agreeing on certain issues and  parenting techniques? Being a parent is no easy task, and sometimes,  even the most seasoned parents can benefit from an outside perspective.  That's where Dr. Fritz comes in,  he offers parent counseling to those looking for some help.

Helping You Through
Whether you're a first-time parent or have several children, it can  be helpful to discuss your feelings and concerns with a professional like Dr. Fritz.

Dr. Fritz Hershey Psy.D., MFT offers parent counseling to help  people like you work through issues and improve parent-child  relationships. Your counseling sessions will take place in a warm,  inviting environment, and you'll benefit from the convenient Redondo Beach, CA office location, hours, and appointment  scheduling. If you could use some help as you navigate the complex waters of  parenthood, call 310-710-1974 and learn more about parent  counseling.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-therapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors and cognitive processes and contents through a number of goal-oriented, explicit systematic procedures. The name refers to behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and to therapy based upon a combination of basic behavioral and cognitive principles and research.

Most therapists working with patients dealing with anxiety and depression use a blend of cognitive and behavioral therapy. This technique acknowledges that there may be behaviors that cannot be controlled through rational thought. CBT is problem focused, undertaken for specific problems, and action oriented, therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems.

CBT has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, tic, and psychotic disorders. Many CBT treatment programs for specific disorders have been evaluated for efficacy; the health-care trend of evidence-based treatment, where specific treatments for symptom-based diagnoses are recommended, has favored CBT over other approaches such as psycho-dynamic treatments. Contact Dr. Fritz at 310-710-1974 to discuss opportunities to resolve these issues.

NeuroScience Therapy

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, genetics, and allied disciplines including philosophy, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other fields, such as neuroeducation and neurolaw. The term neurobiology is usually used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, whereas the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system.

The scope of neuroscience has broadened to include different approaches used to study the molecular, cellular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, and medical aspects of the nervous system. The techniques used by neuroscientists have also expanded enormously, from molecular and cellular studies of individual nerve cells to imaging of sensory and motor tasks in the brain. Recent theoretical advances in neuroscience have also been aided by the study of neural networks.

As a result of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. For example, the International Brain Research Organization was founded in 1960, the International Society for Neurochemistry in 1963, the European Brain and Behaviour Society in 1968, and the Society for Neuroscience in 1969.

In neuroscience, a biological neural network (sometimes called a neural pathway) is a series of interconnected neurons whose activation defines a recognizable linear pathway. The interface through which neurons interact with their neighbors usually consists of several axon terminals connected via synapses to dendrites on other neurons. If the sum of the input signals into one neuron surpasses a certain threshold, the neuron sends an action potential (AP) at the axon hillock and transmits this electrical signal along the axon.
In contrast, a neural circuit is a functional entity of interconnected neurons that is able to regulate its own activity using a feedback loop similar to a control loop in cybernetics.

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