Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
University of Southern California (1979)

National Register Member Since

Morris Gelbart, PhD

Dr. Gelbart has been in practice in the South Bay since 1976. He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1979, and has been a licensed psychologist since 1980. He is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is certified by the American Psychological Association in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.

In his private practice, Dr. Gelbart works extensively with alcohol and chemical dependency issues, including working with family members affected by the problem; with workplace stress and violence, relationship issues, sports psychology and performance enhancement, psychological effects of physical illness, anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Gelbart is a founder of the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His past positions include Psychologist with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Clinical Director of the Bay Harbor Rehabilitation Pain Management Program, Clinical Director of the Torrance Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pain Program, Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Psychiatric Services, and Clinical Director for PsychCare Alliance. He has a great deal of experience in working with the managed care industry, serves on several credentialing and quality assurance committees, and is a panel provider for most insurance plans. He has published more than 30 articles in sports psychology, with his column “Doc’s Corner” in Women’s Fastpitch, Travelball, and National Fastpitch Coach’s Association journal.

As an expert in Chemical Dependency and Substance abuse, he has served on the following:
• Member of Diversion Evaluation Committee for California State Medical Board
• Group Facilitator: Lawyers Assistance Program with the Califonia State Bar Association
• Evaluator: Nurse’s Diversion Program


• PhD, University of Southern California, Counseling Psychology,1979
• MS, City College of New York, School Psychology, 1974
• BA, Brooklyn College, Economics, 1969


• Chemical Dependency
• Workplace Violence
• Pain and Stress Management
• Addictive Disorders

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Medical Diagnosis Adjustment (e.g., diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight issues, other chronic illness)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Languages Spoken Other Than English

  • German

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • CPP – Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
  • Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, American Psychological Association, AD001954

Fee Information/Office Policy

  • Information available upon request.
  • Insurance Plans

    • Information available upon request.

    Contact Information

    Primary Contact

    3333 Skypark Drive
    Suite 220
    Torrance, CA 90505
    P: 310-257-5751 (Office)
    F: 310-257-5753