Biography

Cassandra Klyman, MD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Klyman is a board-certified psychiatrist. Consistent with the philosophy of Happier Living, Dr. Klyman believes that while not every client may require or benefit from psychotropic medication, every client benefits from therapy. this perspective influences her practice style.

Dr. Klyman is a Senior Psychiatrist/Analyst born raised and educated in Manhattan until love facilitated her transferring from NYU-Bellevue Medical School to U of Michigan. She did a psychiatric residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit and graduated from the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. She has maintained a psychodynamically-informed private practice treating patients from age 9-92 while raising her own family and being active in Psychiatric and Medical politics at the local, state and national level. She was honored to be elected President of the Michigan Psychiatric Society and before and after chaired Legislative, Ethics and Outreach Committees. A pioneer, as a woman in her post-grad studies, she held the door open for many women who followed. Teaching, presenting and publishing again locally, nationally and internationally has been a continuing pleasure for her.

Her late husband, Calvin Klyman, a corporate attorney made her comfortable with the legal process and her present spouse of 20 years, Gabe Zawideh opened her eyes to Middle Eastern customs.  She has traveled extensively, reflective of her energy, curiosity, and love of learning.

In the last couple of decades, her practice has broadened to include Forensic Consulting and Peer Review.

Now, once again, love motivated her to relocate to Los Angeles. Her son is a partner at Gibson Dunn downtown and Gabe’s son’s and daughter’s family live in Portland, Oregon. Together she and Gabe have 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of Michigan

Dr. Klyman received her Medical Degree from the University of Michigan

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Society & Foundation

Dr. Klyman graduated from the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Society & Foundation

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Dr. Klyman completed a Psychiatric residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital