Richard Gilbert, LMFT, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, PhD in Psychology


  • California, Florida, North Carolina
  • Telehealth
  • Treats couples

Dr. Richard Gilbert has over 35 years of experience working with individuals and couples and is an integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT) expert. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he taught courses in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, served as Director of the Graduate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy and Associate Chair of the Psychology Department, and founded The Psychology and New Technology Lab, a research program that studied the personal and cultural impact of leading-edge digital technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence. He is also the author of over 30 professional papers and presentations in Clinical Psychology, Human Development, and Psychology and New Technology.

In addition to his work at Therapy Lab, Dr. Gilbert has a background in the creative arts as a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and a published novelist.

Licensure Information

LMFT CA #15285, FL #TPMF1254, NC #10269

Dr. Gilbert

Dr. Gilbert is an IBCT expert and offers IBCT Couples Therapy plan services at Therapy Lab.

Treatment Approach

•Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

•Attachment Theory

•Couples Therapy

•Culturally Sensitive

•Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

•Interpersonal Therapy


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology

B.A., Princeton University, Psychology


Private Practice, West Los Angeles; Individual Psychotherapy; Relationship Therapy (Certified in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy)

PCH Intensive Outpatient Treatment Center (IOP/PHP), Los Angeles, Individual and Family Therapy

Maple Center for Counseling, Culver City, Advisory Board

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Professor of Psychology Department

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Director of The P.R.O.S.E. (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) project

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Founder of Loyola Marymount Virtual University

UCLA University Family Studies Project, Los Angeles, Assistant Director 

Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology Intern

UCLA Psychology Clinic, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology Intern

Wediko Children's Services, Boston, Psychology Intern

Individual Therapy Rate

Richard’s fee per session is $350 for couples. For more information about our pricing, check out our FAQs.

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Elizabeth Collison, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Elizabeth is a licensed psychologist who aims to provide a caring, person-centered approach while delivering effective and high quality evidence-based psychotherapy.

Elizabeth has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and often incorporates concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical and Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to major life changes, and/or general stress. She has specialization in the area of behavioral medicine and is passionate about addressing physical health problems that are closely associated with emotion and behavior (e.g., sleep problems/insomnia, weight management, and smoking). She believes in partnering with her clients for decision-making and incorporates use of motivational interviewing to facilitate behavior change that is client-centered.

Elizabeth has prior experience working in medical settings where she focused on supporting individuals living with chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease, etc.) or life limiting conditions (e.g., cancer, ALS, Parkinson's) that may impact quality or quantity of life. Elizabeth has additionally worked with individuals at end-of-life and their families and loved ones through the grief journey. Her overarching direction is to help people pursue health and meaning throughout the course of their lives.

She received her doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in behavioral medicine. Her predoctoral internship was completed at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center with an emphasis in behavioral medicine and she additionally completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center in palliative care psychology. She has worked with adults of all ages and various backgrounds. With regard to multicultural awareness, she appreciates the ADDRESSING framework as one method for considering the multifaceted aspects of identity and privilege for herself and her clients. She celebrates diversity and welcomes feedback so that she can better adapt her treatment approach to your individual needs.

Though she can’t help herself from bringing up psychology-related topics everywhere she goes, Elizabeth’s life would not be complete without her passions for music and spending time in nature. She most enjoys watching live performances, playing piano and flute, going on hikes with her family, reading/watching sci-fi, doing crossword puzzles, and snuggling with her dog. Elizabeth provides all care virtually via telehealth.

She is available to provide any and all treatment plans offered at Therapy Lab, and she especially loves these:

She additionally can offer Healing from Prolonged Grief