About Us

We are licensed psychologists with expertise in a wide range of areas and are skilled at providing a diversity of psychological services.

Ronald J. Frederick, Ph.D.

Dr. Ron Frederick is co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, CA author of the award-winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass), and a Founder and Senior Faculty Member of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute. A long-time proponent of the power of therapy to transform lives, he has been providing innovative, experiential therapy to individuals and couples for over twenty years and is actively involved in the teaching and training of psychotherapists.

Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.


Through his own personal experience, Ron recognized the limitations of traditional therapy and set out to discover methods that would allow people to realize their full potential and achieve true healing. While training at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, Ron discovered a group of therapists whose work transcended “talk therapy” and instead focused on facilitating here-and-now emotional experiences that were truly transforming for their clients. Ron knew he had found his professional home. Following a year-long training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), he sought training and supervision from acclaimed psychologist, Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and author of The Transforming Power of Affect.

Since then Dr. Frederick has been practicing and teaching cutting-edge therapeutic approaches that utilize new emotional and relational experiences to resolve problems and remove blocks that hinder growth. He is certified as an AEDP Therapist and Supervisor and an EMDR Therapist and Consultant.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Frederick now lives in Los Angeles, CA. He can be reached via e-mail at DrRon@cfcliving.com, or by phone at 310.275.5075. For further contact information click here.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology – Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey
  • Internship/advanced training – Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City
  • Post-doctoral training in Medical Psychology and HIV/AIDS – St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City.
  • CA License: PSY24089

Timothy J. Beyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Tim Beyer is co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, CA. His passion lies in helping others clarify and achieve their personal and professional goals, and realize their best life.

Dr. Beyer has been providing counseling and consulting for over 15 years and is a Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. With a firm belief in the power of relationships to heal, Dr. Beyer works collaboratively with clients to achieve lasting and profound results. In addition, Dr. Beyer brings specific expertise to the process of helping individuals discover their unique strengths and passions through the use of psychological assessment tools. Psychological testing provides a wealth of insight and direction with regard to career, professional, and/or personal growth and development. He is also an EMDR Therapist.


Tim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of North Dakota and worked in business as a bank examiner for almost 10 years. It was during this time that he embarked upon his own personal and professional journey of discernment in search of a more heart-centered career. His journey eventually led him to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota to become a counseling psychologist.

Professional Pursuits:

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Beyer works for the County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health. He is part of the Program Support Bureau and the Quality Improvement Division team supporting continuous quality improvement of mental health services in LA County. Dr. Beyer has previously worked in university and business settings as a consulting psychologist, providing consultation as well as psychological assessment for selection and professional development. He enjoys helping others learn more about themselves and the strengths and passions that make them unique.

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Beyer now lives in Los Angeles, CA. He can be reached via e-mail at: DrTim@cfcliving.com, or by phone at: 310.275.5075. For further contact information click here.


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • M.A., Educational Psychology – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Internship – University Counseling and Consulting Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • CA License: PSY23622