Psych Lab Psychology Center

Mental health services to put you in control of yourself

Phone (562) 684-1300


Joe Buchman, Therapist for Professional Adults in Long BeachCall Joe at (562) 684-1314, or email
Bixby Knolls, Long Beach

Joe Buchman, JD, MA

Therapist for Working Professionals,
Older Adults, & Couples
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#106640)
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#5389)
Supervised by David Godot, Psy.D.,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27572)


Format of Therapy

Therapy is a process that builds momentum over time, yielding broad change in relationships, personal effectiveness, and the experience of being alive.

The first session is an initial evaluation, in which I'll learn about your personality, history, and goals for therapy. After that, we'll set our weekly standing appointment. That's your time, and I'll be here for you each week to help you care for your emotional and spiritual well-being. Because this work takes commitment and dedication to achieve the best results, we are not currently accepting clients who wish to meet less frequently than once per week. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes, and costs $150 (sorry, no insurance.)

By working outside of the insurance system, we're able to focus on providing high availability and premium quality services for our clients.

For any questions, or to set up an appointment, call us at (562) 684-1300 or email Our team can usually respond within an hour or two.

Personal Statement

I had been providing counsel to legal clients for 25 years before I thought about pursuing my training as a psychotherapist. Like many others who work hard and achieve some success in life, age had left me with more questions than answers. I wasn't feeling as connected or fulfilled as I thought I should — It felt as though a part of me was missing.

So I sought the help of a psychotherapist. I'm not sure if I knew exactly what to expect at that point. I knew I wanted to feel better. To feel like myself again. What I discovered was a profoundly transformative realization: I had, in fact, changed... and that was ok. All I needed was to discover and embrace the person I was becoming.

Maybe you've felt similarly — hungry for a sense that life is meaningful. In the years I've been practicing as a psychotherapist, I've made it my goal to provide that same kind of transformative self-discovery to others. The most exciting thing I've found is that my experience wasn't a fluke.

There are many different theories and techniques of psychotherapy, and I've been trained in a number of them. But I'll tell you up front — no theory can tell you who you are, and no technique is a panacea. Those tools of psychotherapy offer starting points for you and I to begin collaborating on how to understand you better. I'll engage you in a respectful, calm, and reassuring dialogue, so that together we can explore ideas you may have overlooked.

Together, I am confident we will find the answers for you. Because I have learned through my own journey and through helping many others like you that the answers we seek can be found within. Therapy provides a path to finding them.

Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of things. If you are feeling hopeful that I can help you, then don’t wait to call. Take this small step now and you will not regret it. You have nothing to lose and a whole new way of being to gain.

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