Morella Hammer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I provide an environment that is empathetic, warm, compassionate & enthusiastic - an environment that facilitates personal change and growth. Since relationships & communication are central to so many of the issues we face, I specialize in Imago Therapy, the revolutionary relationship counseling techniques of Dr. Harville Hendrix. With Imago our issues and conflicts aren't the problem, they're the solution: they're signposts pointing the way toward healing the true, underlying causes. Imago teaches you how to safely explore these deeper emotional undercurrents together, so that your disagreements can actually become opportunities for greater intimacy, as you learn about each other.
Adults
(818) 533-9979
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
I provide an environment that is empathetic, warm, compassionate & enthusiastic - an environment that facilitates personal change and growth. Since relationships & communication are central to so many of the issues we face, I specialize in Imago Therapy, the revolutionary relationship counseling techniques of Dr. Harville Hendrix. With Imago our issues and conflicts aren't the problem, they're the solution: they're signposts pointing the way toward healing the true, underlying causes. Imago teaches you how to safely explore these deeper emotional undercurrents together, so that your disagreements can actually become opportunities for greater intimacy, as you learn about each other.
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Daria Stepanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91436
Life is weird. It’s stressful, complicated, confusing, and painful, there’s no doubt. There’s something beautiful about being human and having a human experience with emotions. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to acknowledge the pain you are in, it can feel like no one understands, you may feel stuck in attaining the life you desire, or that your fears and worries stop you from reaching your goals. We're all imperfect, and often find ourselves in a dark space, and that's okay. It’s where the beauty and humanness of us lies. Sometimes we need help embracing who we are. Asking for help can be scary and daunting, but I am here for you!
Adults
(747) 200-8712
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Life is weird. It’s stressful, complicated, confusing, and painful, there’s no doubt. There’s something beautiful about being human and having a human experience with emotions. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to acknowledge the pain you are in, it can feel like no one understands, you may feel stuck in attaining the life you desire, or that your fears and worries stop you from reaching your goals. We're all imperfect, and often find ourselves in a dark space, and that's okay. It’s where the beauty and humanness of us lies. Sometimes we need help embracing who we are. Asking for help can be scary and daunting, but I am here for you!
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Charles Lerman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I am honored to have my clients invite me to join them in a deep and caring search into their lives, personalities,challenges and dilemnas they face.Our focus is to work together in a respectful, open approach to provide help, relief, understanding and change toward goals of greater health, internal peace, satisfaction and connectedness.Psychotherapy was developed so that we wouldn't have to face our fears alone, without knowledge and the opportunity to learn emotionally and to improve our capabilty to deal with ourselves, the world and the people in our lives.Let me join you.
Adults
(818) 293-0811
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
I am honored to have my clients invite me to join them in a deep and caring search into their lives, personalities,challenges and dilemnas they face.Our focus is to work together in a respectful, open approach to provide help, relief, understanding and change toward goals of greater health, internal peace, satisfaction and connectedness.Psychotherapy was developed so that we wouldn't have to face our fears alone, without knowledge and the opportunity to learn emotionally and to improve our capabilty to deal with ourselves, the world and the people in our lives.Let me join you.
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Judy Victor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Life can be difficult. Often, we are faced with issues and circumstances that can be challenging at best, and most of us were not taught the skills to help us successfully navigate through our experiences. We feel the pressure to please others while forgoing our own needs & feelings. We all want to feel more joy in our lives, but we don't always know how to achieve it.
Adults
(323) 545-4752
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Life can be difficult. Often, we are faced with issues and circumstances that can be challenging at best, and most of us were not taught the skills to help us successfully navigate through our experiences. We feel the pressure to please others while forgoing our own needs & feelings. We all want to feel more joy in our lives, but we don't always know how to achieve it.
Sipora B. Weissman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
What is holding you back from living your most fulfilling life? Fears, depression, anxiety, panic, hopelessness, trauma, childhood wounds still lingering? I am here to lead you on a journey of self discovery and healing. I view therapy as a collaboration and as a therapist I am an active participant and guide. While I have worked with many different types of clients and mental struggles, I sub-specialize in mind body/ neural circuit disorders such as chronic pain, IBS, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and female chronic pain syndromes. I am fascinated in neuroplasticity, how our brains can change, and how we can heal from these syndromes!
Adults
(805) 219-7241
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
What is holding you back from living your most fulfilling life? Fears, depression, anxiety, panic, hopelessness, trauma, childhood wounds still lingering? I am here to lead you on a journey of self discovery and healing. I view therapy as a collaboration and as a therapist I am an active participant and guide. While I have worked with many different types of clients and mental struggles, I sub-specialize in mind body/ neural circuit disorders such as chronic pain, IBS, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and female chronic pain syndromes. I am fascinated in neuroplasticity, how our brains can change, and how we can heal from these syndromes!
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Gary Michael Larkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I have been licensed for 12 years, and have worked with various populations. I am a client-centered behaviorist; meaning I help people change behaviors by presenting them with coping strategies and communication skills to help deal with life on life's terms. I use my experience, as well as professional life as a special education teacher for the last 22 years, a 40 year marriage, and 33 years of a personal 12-Step Program to guide my theoretical orientation to help change distorted thinking into positive choices. I listen with empathy, and offer suggestions for hope and change. .
Adults
(818) 351-7146
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
I have been licensed for 12 years, and have worked with various populations. I am a client-centered behaviorist; meaning I help people change behaviors by presenting them with coping strategies and communication skills to help deal with life on life's terms. I use my experience, as well as professional life as a special education teacher for the last 22 years, a 40 year marriage, and 33 years of a personal 12-Step Program to guide my theoretical orientation to help change distorted thinking into positive choices. I listen with empathy, and offer suggestions for hope and change. .
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Claudia A Domnicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91316
I work with individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues. My areas of speciality include anxiety, depression, relationship issues , women's issues, career issues, and life transitions. Treatment may be brief to address a current problem or long term to work through lifelong patterns and gain insight . My style is holistic including working together and assisting you in finding hope and resolution to your problem.I can help you develop communication skills with your partner or family members , improve self-esteem , cope with losses and strengthen relationships . I provide a non judgemental and supportive environment .
Adults
(818) 754-8270
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
I work with individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues. My areas of speciality include anxiety, depression, relationship issues , women's issues, career issues, and life transitions. Treatment may be brief to address a current problem or long term to work through lifelong patterns and gain insight . My style is holistic including working together and assisting you in finding hope and resolution to your problem.I can help you develop communication skills with your partner or family members , improve self-esteem , cope with losses and strengthen relationships . I provide a non judgemental and supportive environment .
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Merle Mayerstein Varon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91316
With over 38 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I've found the number one concern for people is, "Do you work with my issues?" I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues & Grief & Loss. My priorities are what troubles you most. Children over 12 & adults find my compassionate, warm, open, supportive & caring personality comforting while addressing past events that affect them today. I will help you understand yourself as we discover the triggers for unhealthy choices in your life. This will empower you with tools to make the changes necessary for a happier & more peaceful life.
Adults
(818) 293-4875
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
With over 38 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I've found the number one concern for people is, "Do you work with my issues?" I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues & Grief & Loss. My priorities are what troubles you most. Children over 12 & adults find my compassionate, warm, open, supportive & caring personality comforting while addressing past events that affect them today. I will help you understand yourself as we discover the triggers for unhealthy choices in your life. This will empower you with tools to make the changes necessary for a happier & more peaceful life.
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Ingrid Oliansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91316
Everyone feels stuck in life sometimes. Perhaps you are unsatisfied with a current relationship or you are not doing what you want to in terms of your career. Maybe you are experiencing a life transition such as the death of a loved one or a big geographical move. You have the solution within you. My job is to work in collaboration with you to uncover that solution and put it to work for you.
Adults
(424) 273-8530
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
Everyone feels stuck in life sometimes. Perhaps you are unsatisfied with a current relationship or you are not doing what you want to in terms of your career. Maybe you are experiencing a life transition such as the death of a loved one or a big geographical move. You have the solution within you. My job is to work in collaboration with you to uncover that solution and put it to work for you.
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David F. Rubin, Ph.D.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91436
David Rubin, Ph.D. draws on 25 years of experience in private practice, universities, clinics and agencies in serving his clients. His work is goal oriented, collaborative, direct, and always empathic. David listens carefully to the adults, couples, adolescents and children whom he serves, responding to every client with the therapeutic approach appropriate to their needs. What distinguishes David both as a psychotherapist and a human being is his commitment to his own personal development which informs every session.
Adults
(818) 284-4397
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Office is near:
Encino, CA 91436
Adults
David Rubin, Ph.D. draws on 25 years of experience in private practice, universities, clinics and agencies in serving his clients. His work is goal oriented, collaborative, direct, and always empathic. David listens carefully to the adults, couples, adolescents and children whom he serves, responding to every client with the therapeutic approach appropriate to their needs. What distinguishes David both as a psychotherapist and a human being is his commitment to his own personal development which informs every session.
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Sarah Limcaco
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Beginning therapy can be one of the most difficult things we do. It can also be the most rewarding. It is stepping into the unknown and taking an unfamiliar path to a destination that may seem completely out of reach. Therapy is a journey and I will be your travel companion. It is my firm belief that as humans, we just want to be seen and heard. In my practice, I strive to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and most importantly, free of judgement so that I can both see and hear you.
Adults
(747) 229-0824
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Beginning therapy can be one of the most difficult things we do. It can also be the most rewarding. It is stepping into the unknown and taking an unfamiliar path to a destination that may seem completely out of reach. Therapy is a journey and I will be your travel companion. It is my firm belief that as humans, we just want to be seen and heard. In my practice, I strive to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and most importantly, free of judgement so that I can both see and hear you.
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Kate Loree
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, MBA Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I specialize in non-monogamous, kink, sex worker, and LGBTQ communities. Growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation. My approach emphasizes insight, emotional healing, and empowerment to help you reach you highest potential and develop a more gratifying life. Couples/Relationships: Both Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy heavily influence my work to encourage the strengthening of trust, mutual respect, understanding, intimacy and love. We will work together to untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns to rediscover your capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for you or your relationship.
Adults
(310) 596-4197
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
I specialize in non-monogamous, kink, sex worker, and LGBTQ communities. Growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation. My approach emphasizes insight, emotional healing, and empowerment to help you reach you highest potential and develop a more gratifying life. Couples/Relationships: Both Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy heavily influence my work to encourage the strengthening of trust, mutual respect, understanding, intimacy and love. We will work together to untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns to rediscover your capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for you or your relationship.
Capri Cruz
Counselor, PhD, CHT, LPC, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91316
Licensed in FL, GA, & CA- I knew I was called to be a mental health therapist when I was 11. How else was I going to fix my life after my parents damaged me :-) After growing up in foster care, abused & abandoned, I spent decades feeling lost & helpless. At 37, I finally learned how to heal myself. I went on to get my PhD in Mental Health Counseling, a Hypnotherapy degree, & became an author of self-improvement books. I went on to work in women's in-patient & co-ed out-patient substance abuse facilities, a psychiatric hospital, private practice, the military, low income families, and wrap around services for foster children.
Adults
(762) 200-0203
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
Licensed in FL, GA, & CA- I knew I was called to be a mental health therapist when I was 11. How else was I going to fix my life after my parents damaged me :-) After growing up in foster care, abused & abandoned, I spent decades feeling lost & helpless. At 37, I finally learned how to heal myself. I went on to get my PhD in Mental Health Counseling, a Hypnotherapy degree, & became an author of self-improvement books. I went on to work in women's in-patient & co-ed out-patient substance abuse facilities, a psychiatric hospital, private practice, the military, low income families, and wrap around services for foster children.
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Tina Sammadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PPS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."- Kierkegaard. Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward from unhealthy behaviors, maladaptive patterns, negative thoughts and feelings, anxiety or stress? Do you wish your life was more fulfilling, better or different than it is but struggle to make a change? I understand how scary and challenging it can be to take that first step. However, I also believe that achieving an adequate, satisfying, and productive life with the right support is possible. Together we can explore the underlying reasons that are holding you back and identify new ways of coping.
Adults
(310) 496-8357
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."- Kierkegaard. Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward from unhealthy behaviors, maladaptive patterns, negative thoughts and feelings, anxiety or stress? Do you wish your life was more fulfilling, better or different than it is but struggle to make a change? I understand how scary and challenging it can be to take that first step. However, I also believe that achieving an adequate, satisfying, and productive life with the right support is possible. Together we can explore the underlying reasons that are holding you back and identify new ways of coping.
Channie Amato
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Encino, CA 91316
During a time of instability, some sort of consistency helps create a small sense of normal. Establishing a routine is essential, especially during a time of a Pandemic, when our ground has shifted, habits altered or broken. During a time that we are required for social distancing and isolation, we are also forced to slow down. We are provided the choice to find ways to connect and look within, to learn, to adapt and grow. I am providing Zoom confidential conferencing. If you are interested in doing Art Therapy (optional), then gather your art supplies!
Adults
(747) 234-2617
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
During a time of instability, some sort of consistency helps create a small sense of normal. Establishing a routine is essential, especially during a time of a Pandemic, when our ground has shifted, habits altered or broken. During a time that we are required for social distancing and isolation, we are also forced to slow down. We are provided the choice to find ways to connect and look within, to learn, to adapt and grow. I am providing Zoom confidential conferencing. If you are interested in doing Art Therapy (optional), then gather your art supplies!
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Lisa Oxman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91316
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
Adults
(818) 452-4875
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Encino, CA 91316
Adults
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
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Terri L Asanovich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Perhaps, the essence of all your mental and emotional pain lies in your inability to love yourself. Thus, it's important to uncover all barriers within yourself that prevent you from achieving this. I highly value creating a safe space for improving self-worth. There are no easy answers, only profound opportunities to explore the unresolved questions. I'm interested in understanding what continues to hold you back in life and invested in guiding you towards greater balance, meaning, creativity, and authenticity.
Adults
(818) 864-4734
Verified
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Perhaps, the essence of all your mental and emotional pain lies in your inability to love yourself. Thus, it's important to uncover all barriers within yourself that prevent you from achieving this. I highly value creating a safe space for improving self-worth. There are no easy answers, only profound opportunities to explore the unresolved questions. I'm interested in understanding what continues to hold you back in life and invested in guiding you towards greater balance, meaning, creativity, and authenticity.
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
Adults
(949) 229-4818
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
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Tina Dahlenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Ever wonder... "why is this not working?" Do the most important relationships in your life feel fractured & in a negative loop? Seeking therapy is one of the most personal & intimate decision you can make. Just thinking about it brings images of vulnerability, couches & long sessions of talk. Everyone has a view of what it is, but only your experience matters. Therapy is your time to decide what's most important & begin your healing process. It challenges you, comforts you, & frustrates you. Together, we find your inner strength & replace broken patterns with healthy ones. Only you can decide if now- is he right time.
Adults
(818) 839-6851
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Ever wonder... "why is this not working?" Do the most important relationships in your life feel fractured & in a negative loop? Seeking therapy is one of the most personal & intimate decision you can make. Just thinking about it brings images of vulnerability, couches & long sessions of talk. Everyone has a view of what it is, but only your experience matters. Therapy is your time to decide what's most important & begin your healing process. It challenges you, comforts you, & frustrates you. Together, we find your inner strength & replace broken patterns with healthy ones. Only you can decide if now- is he right time.
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Jody P Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD Verified
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Are you looking to overcome a substance use disorder or any kind of addictive behavior (e.g. food addiction). Do you feel like you have tried so many times to be sober but just can't understand why you keep relapsing? My approach to treating these disorders is holistic but also can work with the 12 step model. I look at what may be driving this behavior the "underlying core issues" rather than focusing on symptoms alone. I do not see clients who are actively using drugs or alcohol. I am able to counsel family members of addicts.
Adults
(818) 962-4679
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Encino, CA 91436
Adults
Are you looking to overcome a substance use disorder or any kind of addictive behavior (e.g. food addiction). Do you feel like you have tried so many times to be sober but just can't understand why you keep relapsing? My approach to treating these disorders is holistic but also can work with the 12 step model. I look at what may be driving this behavior the "underlying core issues" rather than focusing on symptoms alone. I do not see clients who are actively using drugs or alcohol. I am able to counsel family members of addicts.

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Adults Therapists
The Encino adult therapists listed here have identified their focus on adult therapy in Encino, adult counseling, help for Encino adults in therapy, or Encino adult counseling. An adult therapist in Encino and adult psychologists mostly work with adults, handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to adult relationships, and adult child relationships.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Encino are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Encino. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Encino

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Encino you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Encino and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Encino or family therapy in Encino.