Jodi Milstein, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with offices in Encino and Beverly Hills, California. Jodi earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has extensive experience working in residential drug treatment centers and eating disorder treatment programs. Jodi specializes in working with clients challenged with addiction, eating disorders, self-injury, depression, and life transitions as well as those in creative, entertainment fields. Jodi has a unique understanding of issues related to the music industry and works with musicians and artists to improve band dynamics and personal relationships.
While Jodi has spent the past several years practicing as a psychotherapist, the first 15 years of her professional life were in the music industry working directly with musicians, artists, bands, managers, agents, producers, and crew members at A&M Records and at personal management companies. Throughout her music career Jodi was fortunate to work with dozens of established as well as developing artists of all genres of music including: Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Lionel Richie, Korn, Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Monster Magnet, Amy Grant, Jonny Lang, Temple of the Dog, Bryan Adams, Barry White, Neville Brothers and more.
During that time, Jodi spent a great deal of time touring with artists and bands as well as in recording studios. These experiences have given Jodi an understanding of the rewards, challenges, and demands that life on the road and in the studio present for musicians and their families. She witnessed firsthand many bands and individual musicians struggling in their professional and personal lives due to relationship issues, substance abuse, and communication difficulties.
With this special insight into the music business, Jodi’s specialty now as a therapist is integrating her music industry knowledge and experience with her expertise as a therapist. Bands and families have similar dynamics and healthy communication is essential. Musicians and the team members around them live very different lives than the typical working professional. Long weeks and months spent away from family and friends while isolated in touring vehicles and dark recording studios can take their toll.
Jodi works with musicians and artists to help them direct their energy toward positive communication while enabling creative clients to maintain their creative edge. She is proud of the work she does as a psychotherapist in providing a safe, confidential, warm environment for clients to explore a variety of topics. Jodi supports the idea that each individual has great freedom in directing his or her own future and resolving past issues as well as a large capacity for achieving personal growth. Jodi approaches psychotherapy holding the belief that with a considerable amount of internal work, self-discovery, communication improvement, and in some cases cognitive behavior modification, one has great potential to achieve a higher level of self-fulfillment and happiness.