Dr. JoAnne Barge is licensed as both a Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in the treatment of addictions and in the family members of addicts and alcoholics. Dr. Barge also provides specialized treatment for depression, anxiety, panic disorders, marital or relationship problems, family of origin conflicts and attachment and loss. Her private practice is located in Brentwood, Los Angeles.


Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Psychologist (PSY 14116)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MT 18182)
APA Certified in the Treatment of Substance Abuse – American Psychological Association
Certified in Clinical Hypnosis at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Licensed Cosmetologist (KC 56388)


Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California (USC)


Professional Associations
American Psychological Association – Full Member
Society of Clinical Psychology – Full Member
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists – Full Clinical Member
California Psychological Association – Member



Private practice since 1983 in West Los Angeles
Clinical Director – Charter Pacific Hospital, Torrance, CA (1983-1985)
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Harbor City, CA (1977-1983)


U.C.L.A. Extension/Department of Psychology and Health Sciences (1981-2003)
U.S.C. Department of Counseling Psychology (1985-1987)
Antioch University, Los Angeles (1980-1993)



Dr. Barge wrote and published parenting tapes (2000) called Making the Character Connection.
She currently writes a psychology column for the Santa Monica Daily Press. You can find it online at