Dena Schwimmer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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(323) 694-3173

Dena Schwimmer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

Offers online therapy

Schwimmer Counseling
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 694-3173

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Announcement icon Beginning August 15th I will be accepting fully vaccinated clients for in-person sessions while continuing to offer Telehealth sessions.
Are you ready to explore the blockages that may keep you stuck in maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns? What is keeping you from your life purpose? I am an EMDR Trauma informed therapist who believes in creating a collaborative space for healing, growing trust in self, and confronting the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. In a supportive environment we will create pathways to access and fortify your uniqueness, unexplored talents, and healing, allowing you to blossom into the person you always imagined you could be.
Working with individuals, couples, and groups to create a safe environment, allows for an authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental experience. Helping you focus on your strengths to create positive change to become your best self with intention is a journey towards inspiration and healing. We passionately advocate for LGBTQIA and all vulnerable clients.
My passion is working with Caregivers and those diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Exploring feelings of isolation, abandonment, and creating a supportive environment that fosters self care for mental well being is the goal in maintaining a healthy life balance for caregivers and their loved one.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am an out-of-network provider and will supply Super/Quick Bills for your insurance needs.
Email me or call (323) 694-3173 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: California / LMFT121153
  • School: Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2014
I am a Trauma informed therapist utilizing EMDR as a tool for healing big "T" and little "T" traumas that we all experience in life.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: CAMFT / 113212
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Dena Schwimmer's Groups

Grief Group

The challenges of grief can take many forms. Loss and grief changes how we fit in the world, our families, and our sense of self. Inconsistent sleep patterns, changes in appetite, concentration, and even a simple question of how are you doing can trigger unexpected feelings and reactions. Our group can provide a safe place to share your emotions and offer the support you need in the grieving and healing process.

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Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group

There are many ways to be a caregiver, regrettably most ways result in physical and emotional exhaustion. For professional, family members or dear friends, the world of a caregiver can be a lonely and isolated place, driven by an outpouring of your skills, attention and strength, with very limited reciprocation. Within this collaborative interaction, group members increase awareness about self-compassion and learn mindfulness based self-care strategies that reinforce your fortitude to provide loving care for another. Allow yourself a bit of care. Invest in growing your capacity for restorative practices that allow you to be the best caregiver you can be.

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Location

Schwimmer Counseling
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 694-3173
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Alzheimer's
Issues
  • Caregiver Support
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness MBSR
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021
Dena Schwimmer, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Dena Schwimmer

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT