Liesl  Scalzitti

Liesl Scalzitti

Psychiatric Social Worker, Los Angeles Unified School District

Currently employed at Los Angeles Unified School District


Previous: Pacifica Graduate Institute, Washington University In St. Louis



    An accomplished mental health professional with over 16 years of experience, Liesl Scalzitti, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, currently serves as a Psychiatric Social Worker with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Mental Health Services (SMH). Hired to work under her license as a clinical social worker, she provides individual and group therapy sessions for elementary and middle school students. Working with special education students, Dr. Liesl Scalzitti aids her clients in overcoming or managing a wide range of learning disorders and behavioral problems. She also holds extensive experience in helping children and adolescents deal with psychological trauma primarily associated with emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse. In order to achieve optimal results, Dr. Liesl Scalzitti consults regularly with school psychologists, school administrators, special education teachers, and parents. Her administrative duties with LAUSD/SMH include maintaining documents required by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Beyond her work at LAUSD/SMH, Dr. Liesl Scalzitti also previously served as a Contract Clinical Supervisor with Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. As a private practitioner, she holds extensive experience providing therapy to adults on a long-term basis. Dr. Liesl Scalzitti attended Beloit College, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French in 1990. While completing her undergraduate work, she lived and studied for a semester in Rennes, France. Pursuing her career in the mental health field, she earned her Master of Social Work with a specialization in family therapy at Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work in 1994. Dr. Liesl Scalzitti subsequently completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. As a licensed psychologist in California, Dr. Liesl Scalzitti follows theoretical orientations including the Object Relations theory, Rogerian, Jungian, and Psychoanalytic. She has garnered unique professional and academic experience focusing on the implications of the mother/daughter relationship. Dr. Liesl Scalzitti held a membership with the National Association of Social Workers for 9 years. Continuing to develop her career as a psychotherapist, Dr. Liesl Scalzitti can be contacted professionally at P.O. Box 55751, Valencia, California 91385. Liesl Scalzitti, PhD, MSW, LCSW Licensed Psychologist, PSY 24341 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW 19447



Psychiatric Social Worker

At Los Angeles Unified School District

From 2000 to Present

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria

Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology , Clinical Psychology

From 2002 to 2007


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