In her clinical training, Dr. Drancoli focused on psychoanalytic theories, forensic psychology and multicultural competence while working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in urban Los Angeles. Her previous work settings include the Bleuler Psychotherapy Clinic in New York City, the Emergency Outreach Bureau’s Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, a forensic inpatient drug rehabilitation facility, a psychiatric prison ward and a forensic outpatient clinic in Los Angeles.
Dr. Drancoli holds extensive experience in the area of sexual behavior problems and violence (assessment, treatment, consultation for relatives) and acted as a consultant for an award show, rating TV productions and advising on the accurate portrayal of mental health issues in the media. As a member of the American Psychological Association's Division 39, she adheres to the APA code of ethics.
Her therapeutic style can be described as primarily psychodynamic, but she also likes to utilize systems theory, psychoanalytic concepts, MBT, existential philosophy and attachment theory. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY acculturation and relocation - trauma - sexual behavior problems - sexual orientation - domestic violence - identity formation - existential questions (aging, loss and grief, illness) - depression and anxiety
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS professional development - identity and role leadership - organizational culture and team dynamics - supervision and consultation of forensic institutions and law enforcement