Alison Wood

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPS, ATR-BC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(310) 455-8439 Website

Alison Wood

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPS, ATR-BC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

South Bay Therapyworks
1721 Artesia Blvd
Suite E
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 455-8439

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About

It’s hard to tune out those inner critics that leave us feeling not good enough, alone, and hopeless. Sometimes we have difficult thoughts and experiences we have never shared with anyone that also leave us feeling nervous, disconnected and depleted. What if you could take all that negativity and use it to fuel creativity? A kind of creativity that offers healing and liberation from the hurt- one that allows movement when we are stuck. In therapy with me you will express yourself with more than just talk. My approach is empathic, gender affirming, culturally humble, LGBTQIA+ celebrating, radically accepting, and direct.
Holding two master's degrees, I am trained in traditional talk therapy and art therapy. This gives you the option to find deeper meaning and healing by combining talk therapy with art making. Art therapy is a holistic approach, for all ages, that connects our minds and bodies with the world, and each other, creating change through creativity.
Seeking support is a sign of strength, so your search for a therapist already sets you on a path to a healthier place. I look forward to learning about you and being with you as you learn about yourself. "I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when the singing is not necessarily prescribed" (Mary Oliver)

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: California / 122281
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / 09-054
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Certificate: Pratt Institute / MPS Creative Arts Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2007

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Location

South Bay Therapyworks
1721 Artesia Blvd
Suite E
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 455-8439

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Expansive
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Alison Wood, MA, LMFT, MPS, ATR-BC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Manhattan Beach
Alison Wood

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPS, ATR-BC