Lucy Rimalower

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Lucy Rimalower

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Psychology

Phone: 310-980-6329


UC Berkeley, B.A. in Psychology, 1999
Phillips Graduate Institute, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 2007


Lucy Rimalower joined AJU as an adjunct faculty member in 2011, teaching Educational Psychology.  She is a writer and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Los Angeles. Her specialties include working with families with same-sex parents as well as teens. Rimalower completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, at Phillips Graduate Institute. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Dramatic Art at UC Berkeley. Prior to becoming a therapist, Rimalower worked in feature development. She has also reviewed television programs for healthy portrayals of adolescent sexuality, as part of Advocates for Youth's SHINE Awards, honoring sexual health in entertainment. She has a weekly column in Los Angeles Family Magazine and also serves as a speaker through the Los Angeles area. Her article "The Mamas and the Papas: The Invisible Diversity of Families with Same-sex Parents," originally published in Sex Education, is used as part of the LGBT-affirmative therapy curriculum offered by the California division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.


Rimalower, L. and Caty, C. (2009). The mamas and the papas: The invisible diversity of families with same-sex parents. Sex Education, 9 (1), 17-32.


Additional Professional Accomplishments

Lucy offers psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a variety of treatment needs. She also facilitates workshops for adolescents and teens on issues such as self-esteem and the media. In addition to her private practice, Lucy serves as a clinical coordinator at Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, has served as a speaker throughout the Los Angeles area and contributes regularly to Los Angeles Family Magazine.