Dr. Fran Walfish

Dr. Fran Walfish Psy.D. is a leading child and family therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.  Her caring approach, exuberant style, humor, and incisive insights have earned her a sterling reputation in the field.  Given her stature, she receives referrals from doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, U.C.L.A. Medical Center, and from top private schools and physicians on the West Coast.

Dr. Fran Walfish began her career when she was hired onto the professional staff of the Julia Ann Singer Preschool Psychiatric Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the young age of eighteen.  She worked as a Psychotherapist, providing individual, group, and family therapy to emotionally disturbed children and their families.  She went on to receive her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College.  She did her internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under the supervision of pioneering psychiatrist Dr. Saul L. Brown.

Over the years, Dr. Walfish has served a diverse patient population, including working class families as well as Hollywood’s elite, and has achieved recognition as a respected child development specialist and parent educator. A frequent guest on top-tier TV programs, including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and often appearing in major publications such as Parents Magazine, Family Circle and Woman’s Day, Dr. Fran continues to lead the field with her expert insights and innovative strategies for parents, children and couples. She has also recently authored the book, The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child. More information on Dr. Fran can be found online at DrFranWalfish.com.


Articles by Dr Fran Walfish



The Self-Aware Parent

This step-by-step guide shows parents how to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child; the ways your style might clash with your child’s nature, and how to negotiate a common ground; and the vital importance of establishing trust with a preteen to better prepare for turbulent teen years.