Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
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"YES YOU CAN! You can...improve your relationships, change your self-talk, understand the ways in which you hold ourself back, find your passion, discover your Authentic Self, and live each day with enthusiasm. It's never impossible to improve your life, to find purpose and meaning, which is the pathway to happiness."
(310) 895-9817
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"YES YOU CAN! You can...improve your relationships, change your self-talk, understand the ways in which you hold ourself back, find your passion, discover your Authentic Self, and live each day with enthusiasm. It's never impossible to improve your life, to find purpose and meaning, which is the pathway to happiness."
Kathryn Ann Vaclavik, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
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"I specialize in working with recurrent depression, anxiety, and trauma (including childhood trauma, such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and adult trauma such as rape, assaults, accidents, natural disasters, or war), including trauma-related conditions, such as PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and cutting. I also specialize in infertility and alternative family-building, as well as separation and divorce, including negotiating and managing child custody arrangements. My background as a 20-year practicing attorney informs my work with clients building families in alternative ways, clients restructuring their families through separation/divorce, and clients involved with the legal system, as lawyers, litigants, or trauma victims."
(213) 263-5324
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"I specialize in working with recurrent depression, anxiety, and trauma (including childhood trauma, such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and adult trauma such as rape, assaults, accidents, natural disasters, or war), including trauma-related conditions, such as PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and cutting. I also specialize in infertility and alternative family-building, as well as separation and divorce, including negotiating and managing child custody arrangements. My background as a 20-year practicing attorney informs my work with clients building families in alternative ways, clients restructuring their families through separation/divorce, and clients involved with the legal system, as lawyers, litigants, or trauma victims."
Alessa Balber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you no longer experiencing joy in your life? Maybe feeling lonely or depressed? Or maybe you are struggling to make peace with food and your body, which has now impacted your relationships? I can assist you to experience new joy in your life and help you to establish the closer relationships that you long for. Together we can look at the purpose of emotions, longings, feelings, and beliefs. In understanding these different facets of ones self, the process of self-awareness takes place. This will allow you to begin to experience personal and relational transformation."
(805) 317-4837
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"Are you no longer experiencing joy in your life? Maybe feeling lonely or depressed? Or maybe you are struggling to make peace with food and your body, which has now impacted your relationships? I can assist you to experience new joy in your life and help you to establish the closer relationships that you long for. Together we can look at the purpose of emotions, longings, feelings, and beliefs. In understanding these different facets of ones self, the process of self-awareness takes place. This will allow you to begin to experience personal and relational transformation."
Sarah Limcaco, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Life is hard. It can feel overwhelming and paralyzing at times. It can also be really beautiful and amazing. So many of us just want to be seen and heard. It is my goal to create a safe, nurturing, non judgemental environment for my clients to experience this type of connection. Working together, we will walk the path of healing and exploring the pain and challenges that have gotten you here. A willingness to do the work is your part, holding space and walking the journey with you is mine. "
(747) 229-0824
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"Life is hard. It can feel overwhelming and paralyzing at times. It can also be really beautiful and amazing. So many of us just want to be seen and heard. It is my goal to create a safe, nurturing, non judgemental environment for my clients to experience this type of connection. Working together, we will walk the path of healing and exploring the pain and challenges that have gotten you here. A willingness to do the work is your part, holding space and walking the journey with you is mine. "
Negeen Moussavian, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you struggling with dating? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in your relationships that don't seem to work? Is it getting hard to manage all the elements of your life? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and hard to manage."
(424) 365-9041
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"Are you struggling with dating? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in your relationships that don't seem to work? Is it getting hard to manage all the elements of your life? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and hard to manage."
Elisa Willits-Spolin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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"Not feeling yourself? Do you want to move past your emotional pain? Are you having relationship problems? In a safe environment, I help adults and adolescents manage their stress, anxiety and mood symptoms, accept and move through life transitions, and improve their relationships. I assist individuals, couples and family members in gaining awareness of past and present influences on their beliefs and how they relate to others. My therapy work is collaborative with couples, helping partners improve their communication and replace their highly charged emotional interactions with new productive, healthier dialogues."
(818) 515-6203
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"Not feeling yourself? Do you want to move past your emotional pain? Are you having relationship problems? In a safe environment, I help adults and adolescents manage their stress, anxiety and mood symptoms, accept and move through life transitions, and improve their relationships. I assist individuals, couples and family members in gaining awareness of past and present influences on their beliefs and how they relate to others. My therapy work is collaborative with couples, helping partners improve their communication and replace their highly charged emotional interactions with new productive, healthier dialogues."
David Buik, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
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"I specialize in adolescents with anxiety and school refusal behaviors and working with couples in crisis. My guess is that your most immediate concerns are (1) how do I find the right therapist?, and (2) how do I fit therapy into my busy schedule? I get it. I have appointments available evenings and Sundays. I also believe the client has to be confident in the therapist's abilities. In addition to my educational and licensing credentials, I also bring the experience and added credibility of serving as the Clinical Editorial Chair for The Therapist Magazine."
(323) 498-1235
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"I specialize in adolescents with anxiety and school refusal behaviors and working with couples in crisis. My guess is that your most immediate concerns are (1) how do I find the right therapist?, and (2) how do I fit therapy into my busy schedule? I get it. I have appointments available evenings and Sundays. I also believe the client has to be confident in the therapist's abilities. In addition to my educational and licensing credentials, I also bring the experience and added credibility of serving as the Clinical Editorial Chair for The Therapist Magazine."
Paul Thomas Brogan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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"A personal crisis is a critical moment in people's lives. Helping people get through a difficult time or a big life transition is enormously satisfying for me. I have particular interest and experience in dealing with depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, abuse survivors, and personal growth. It is a joy for me to see people breathe new life into old relationships, and bounce back after various setbacks in their lives. With degrees in theology, psychology, philosophy and holistic development, I love to work with people who are seeking health, wholeness and happiness."
(818) 581-2335
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"A personal crisis is a critical moment in people's lives. Helping people get through a difficult time or a big life transition is enormously satisfying for me. I have particular interest and experience in dealing with depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, abuse survivors, and personal growth. It is a joy for me to see people breathe new life into old relationships, and bounce back after various setbacks in their lives. With degrees in theology, psychology, philosophy and holistic development, I love to work with people who are seeking health, wholeness and happiness."
LUNCH Groups® Social Skills Programs, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
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"I mostly work with students, parents, and schools in the areas of social learning (social skills), teaching and training, psychoeducational and FBA assessments. I have provided Independent Educational Evaluations to more than 65 school districts and provide expert witness testimony. I also provide a range of services to schools, including apps for assessment and treatment, live teacher trainings, webinars, and self-paced learning. Our LUNCH Groups® Social Learning Programs have treated over 1,500 students and serves ages 6 through adult. We have school-year, intensive summer, and ongoing programs. I also run programs for parents."
(747) 229-0583
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"I mostly work with students, parents, and schools in the areas of social learning (social skills), teaching and training, psychoeducational and FBA assessments. I have provided Independent Educational Evaluations to more than 65 school districts and provide expert witness testimony. I also provide a range of services to schools, including apps for assessment and treatment, live teacher trainings, webinars, and self-paced learning. Our LUNCH Groups® Social Learning Programs have treated over 1,500 students and serves ages 6 through adult. We have school-year, intensive summer, and ongoing programs. I also run programs for parents."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, Ed, MA, LMFT
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"I work with school age children to adolescents who have special behavioral or learning needs. I focus on providing support to the entire family encompassing the child, parents and siblings. I provide family counseling, parenting skills coaching, and social skills training within the context of cognitive behavioral therapy. I help a family deal with the initial trauma of having a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder or a Specific Learning Disability. I support them on their journey from initial diagnosis to accessing resources and programs to help their child."
(818) 465-5968
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"I work with school age children to adolescents who have special behavioral or learning needs. I focus on providing support to the entire family encompassing the child, parents and siblings. I provide family counseling, parenting skills coaching, and social skills training within the context of cognitive behavioral therapy. I help a family deal with the initial trauma of having a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder or a Specific Learning Disability. I support them on their journey from initial diagnosis to accessing resources and programs to help their child."
Lynn Krown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I specialize in couples, relationships and life transitions of all kinds. I'm mature. Been there myself and can light the way. I have a deep therapeutic toolkit tailored to your unique situation. I don't live in an ivory tower of psychoanalytic theory and am told I'm easy to talk to and compassionate. I believe in personal growth and walk the talk. I returned to grad school at age 60 to follow my lifelong dream to be a therapist. and provide a welcoming environment where you as an individual or a couple can experience self-determination."
(818) 593-0130
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"I specialize in couples, relationships and life transitions of all kinds. I'm mature. Been there myself and can light the way. I have a deep therapeutic toolkit tailored to your unique situation. I don't live in an ivory tower of psychoanalytic theory and am told I'm easy to talk to and compassionate. I believe in personal growth and walk the talk. I returned to grad school at age 60 to follow my lifelong dream to be a therapist. and provide a welcoming environment where you as an individual or a couple can experience self-determination."
Colleen Kelly, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in couple and family work. I have private practice offices in Encino & Irvine Ca. I am Co-Director of the Family Program at PCH Treatment Center in Santa Monica; providing monthly family intensives to clients and their family members. I educate and provide workshops on couple and family dynamics especially when addiction/recovery and mental health issues are involved. A compassionate approach underlies all my work in helping you and your loved one(s) mend and heal hurts, and find a way back to a more fulfilling, loving & meaningful life."
(818) 962-4618
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"I work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in couple and family work. I have private practice offices in Encino & Irvine Ca. I am Co-Director of the Family Program at PCH Treatment Center in Santa Monica; providing monthly family intensives to clients and their family members. I educate and provide workshops on couple and family dynamics especially when addiction/recovery and mental health issues are involved. A compassionate approach underlies all my work in helping you and your loved one(s) mend and heal hurts, and find a way back to a more fulfilling, loving & meaningful life."
Naomi 'Nickie' Godfrey, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"In my general psychotherapy practice of 30+ years, I help people experienceing difficult thoughts and feelings of a life transition, crisis, or trauma tap into their own strengths & coping skills to restore balance to their lives, function in more satisfying ways, and improve their relationships. I work collaboratively with adults and adolescents as they increase self awareness,find their power, learn to communicate more effectively, and improve their relationships. I have experience with and enjoy working with diverse populations. I focus on clients' resiliency as groundwork for helping her/him to greater self-sufficiency, and increase their self esteem."
(818) 869-2787
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"In my general psychotherapy practice of 30+ years, I help people experienceing difficult thoughts and feelings of a life transition, crisis, or trauma tap into their own strengths & coping skills to restore balance to their lives, function in more satisfying ways, and improve their relationships. I work collaboratively with adults and adolescents as they increase self awareness,find their power, learn to communicate more effectively, and improve their relationships. I have experience with and enjoy working with diverse populations. I focus on clients' resiliency as groundwork for helping her/him to greater self-sufficiency, and increase their self esteem."
Jennifer Kates Ramlo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have been working in the field of psychology for 20 years. My personal nature combined with superior training allows me to help people manage the complicated array of emotions that naturally occur among all of us. My post-doctoral training strengthened my ability to work effectively with children and their families, in addition to helping couples and parents. I will help you understand yourself, your relationships, so that you will be able to manage your feelings as opposed to experiencing that your feelings hold you hostage. It is then that you will feel more alive and more connected to yourself and your surroundings. "
(818) 293-7384
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"I have been working in the field of psychology for 20 years. My personal nature combined with superior training allows me to help people manage the complicated array of emotions that naturally occur among all of us. My post-doctoral training strengthened my ability to work effectively with children and their families, in addition to helping couples and parents. I will help you understand yourself, your relationships, so that you will be able to manage your feelings as opposed to experiencing that your feelings hold you hostage. It is then that you will feel more alive and more connected to yourself and your surroundings. "
Ernesto Peraza, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"In my private practice, I provide a motivational and empathic environment for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues to depression, anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, and anger outbursts. I am trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which helps Clients significantly improve symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. For a free initial consultation contact my practice in San Fernando Valley, CA. I have 12 years of experience providing mental health services."
(818) 746-2362
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"In my private practice, I provide a motivational and empathic environment for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues to depression, anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, and anger outbursts. I am trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which helps Clients significantly improve symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. For a free initial consultation contact my practice in San Fernando Valley, CA. I have 12 years of experience providing mental health services."
Terry Akhtarzad, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MACP
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you frustrated dealing with the every day stressors of life? Feeling irritated? Have reached a point where you feel you need support? My approach is sensitive to your unique needs. I emphasize on solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I believe that we have the power in making a difference in our own life. However, at times we feel overwhelmed by our thoughts, and emotions , and feel helpless, angry, anxious, and sad. You are not alone. Together we can make a difference and you can regain your power back. "
(310) 596-4300
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"Are you frustrated dealing with the every day stressors of life? Feeling irritated? Have reached a point where you feel you need support? My approach is sensitive to your unique needs. I emphasize on solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I believe that we have the power in making a difference in our own life. However, at times we feel overwhelmed by our thoughts, and emotions , and feel helpless, angry, anxious, and sad. You are not alone. Together we can make a difference and you can regain your power back. "
Lois Lim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you struggle with feeling anxious, worried or stressed? Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough? Do you find yourself in a cycle of negative self talk that get you down and make you feel trapped? Do you wish to be more present and learn how to cope with your anxiety and stress? Are you wanting to live a life that is meaningful and in line with your interests, strengths and values? "
(213) 319-6520
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"Do you struggle with feeling anxious, worried or stressed? Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough? Do you find yourself in a cycle of negative self talk that get you down and make you feel trapped? Do you wish to be more present and learn how to cope with your anxiety and stress? Are you wanting to live a life that is meaningful and in line with your interests, strengths and values? "
Michele Sherman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Are you experiencing distressing, hopeless thoughts and self destructive behaviors that are negatively effecting your self esteem and relationships? My sessions provide depth and insight, focusing on practical approaches to impact my clients emotional well being and improve their relationships with others. Together, we can work on replacing these negative patterns with life affirming behaviors and effective coping skills."
(818) 336-1809
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"Are you experiencing distressing, hopeless thoughts and self destructive behaviors that are negatively effecting your self esteem and relationships? My sessions provide depth and insight, focusing on practical approaches to impact my clients emotional well being and improve their relationships with others. Together, we can work on replacing these negative patterns with life affirming behaviors and effective coping skills."
Sarah Frank Jarvis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CGP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, MA, CGP
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"I value the unique needs and goals of clients, helping them to make desired changes in their lives. I specialize in working with recovery from substance and process addictions, co-occuring disorders, young adults (18-26), and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. As a board certified Art Therapist, I incorporate art therapy for both creatively-inclined as well as artistically-inexperienced individuals in addition to mindfulness-based practices, cognitive-behavior therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients rediscover their potential, increase insight into problematic patterns, gain access to supportive resources, and establish long-lasting habits that promote self awareness and growth."
(855) 464-2916
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"I value the unique needs and goals of clients, helping them to make desired changes in their lives. I specialize in working with recovery from substance and process addictions, co-occuring disorders, young adults (18-26), and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. As a board certified Art Therapist, I incorporate art therapy for both creatively-inclined as well as artistically-inexperienced individuals in addition to mindfulness-based practices, cognitive-behavior therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients rediscover their potential, increase insight into problematic patterns, gain access to supportive resources, and establish long-lasting habits that promote self awareness and growth."
Mitra Rashidian, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ACS
Verified by Psychology Today
"How healthy is your sex life? Do you know what you like and what you don't like in your sexual relationship? Do you and your partner communicate in an open manner about most things that matter to you? Do you communicate those likes and dislikes to your partner, or, do you expect him or her to "just know" how to please you? Without Judgment or embarrassment, do you talk openly and fearlessly with your partner about your thoughts and feelings about sex?"
(818) 721-9139
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"How healthy is your sex life? Do you know what you like and what you don't like in your sexual relationship? Do you and your partner communicate in an open manner about most things that matter to you? Do you communicate those likes and dislikes to your partner, or, do you expect him or her to "just know" how to please you? Without Judgment or embarrassment, do you talk openly and fearlessly with your partner about your thoughts and feelings about sex?"

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