Dr. Gitu Bhatia

Dr. Gitu Bhatia

Dr. Gitu BhatiaDr. Gitu Bhatia has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a range of relational, psychological and emotional issues. She specializes in working with families going through the difficult transition of divorce and separation.

In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Bhatia provides professional consultation to other mental health professionals, family law attorneys and judges, parents and teachers. Dr. Bhatia also serves as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Given her own multicultural background, Dr. Bhatia brings cultural sensitivity and competence to all aspects of her work.   Read more

Dr. Gitu Bhatia philosophyWhen you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. 

– Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Zen Master and Spiritual Leader)

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 476-6040 Fax: (818) 710-0324

Westwood Office: 520 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Woodland Hills Office: 21241 Ventura Blvd. Ste 246, Woodland Hills, CA 91364



New Year Resolutions to Enhance Relationships

by Karyn Maczka, MA, MFTI.

Every New Year presents us with a fresh opportunity to refocus our intentions for the upcoming months, as well as to make changes to those aspects of our lives that have not been fully satisfying for us. Oftentimes, even despite our initial determination, we get caught in the business of everyday life and fail to nurture our connection with those we love and care for.

Recently published

Dr. Gitu Bhatia has co-authored a chapter in the book, "Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court, Second Edition. Edited by Leslie Drozd, Michael Saini, and Nancy Olesen" published in March by Oxford University Press: