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Meet Dr. Dixon

Bernadette Grosjean M.D.

I have practiced psychiatry for over 30 years including 11 years as a professor of psychiatry at Harbor UCLA and 20 years in a NGO based in Los Angeles (Special Services For Group).

I have been working with individuals with wide-ranging diagnoses and very

different life journeys and I have learned the value of flexibility. I use different approaches (psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy) based on my -and your- assessments of your needs. I see our work together as a team work. 

I have a holistic approach, I think that mental health is also closely linked to physical health, hence diet, sleep, absence of toxic and ability to exercise are also looked at as -often- part of the solution and may -at times, not always- help to mitigate the dosage or even the need for medication.

When medications are required however, I have a strong psychopharmacology background and can help you to identify what can help and how.

I believe in a candid, respectful and collaborative relationship with the patient as well as with his or her family if appropriate, and with referring healthcare

professional always.

Bernadette Grosjean

Among my specific areas of expertise are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), PTSD, Bipolar Disorders and Adult Autism (without intellectual disabilities.)
I have co-authored “Le Manuel du Borderline” (Eyrolles, Paris 2014), “Le Manuel du Bipolaire (2017),  and  "Le Manuel de l'Autiste (2022),  the first comprehensive guides -in French- about Borderline Personality Disorder,  Bipolar disorders and Adult Autism for patients and their families.

For the last few years, I have also been quite interested in working with women who have been diagnosed late in life with ADHD or identified as on the Autistic Spectrum.

I am available for Psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, second opinions. Intakes and consultation are generally in person but I also offer telepsychiatry . I can stay in contact via phone, email, texts and tele-psychiatry.


Medical School

Postgraduate Training

Visiting Fellow in Psychiatry

DBT, MBT & Certificate

  • University of Liège, Belgium - MD awarded 1987

  • ECFMG: 1999

  • University of Liège, Belgium. Residency Training in Psychiatry, 1987-1992

  • Certificate in Statistics and Epidemiology University Paris VI. France 1989-1990

  • Harbor- UCLA Medical Center Psychiatric Residency Program, 2001-2005

  • Personality Disorders Institute and the Cornell Psychotherapy Program, Cornell University Medical College. Professor Otto Kernberg, Supervisor (1997)

  • The McLean Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder- Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Professor John Gunderson, Supervisor (2005)

  • Beck Institute Philadelphia (Cognitive Therapy) (January 2006)

  • ​DBT training with Marsha Linehan and at Harbor UCLA (Dr. Mc Farr) 2004-2006

  • MBT Training with Dr Bateman and Dr. Fonagy. UCLA Los Angeles October 2005

  • Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition Certificate ID: TCCC01. E Cornell University April 2014​





Second Opinion

Specialty Board: MD, Belgium Board of Psychiatry, 1992.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA, July 2012- September 2016

MD, Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry

and Neurology 2018.

Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2024)


Rogawski Prize. UCLA NPI. 2004. “Words, Memories, Synapses: The Biological Art of Psychotherapy."

“Honorable Mention Award”   National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, in partnership with the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (Narsad) 2007.

Recipient of the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) “ Inspirational Physician Award”. (September 2014) The Inspirational Physician Award program is designed to recognize physicians who have contributed to the achievements of women in the medical profession.

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