Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD

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(310) 879-5949 Website

Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

LA Center
520 Sepulveda Blvd
# 201
Westwood, CA 96137
(310) 879-5949
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 879-5949
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Fast alle meine deutschen Landsleute sprechen und verstehen Englisch. Dennoch ist es sehr hilfreich eine deutschsprachige Therapeutin zu haben, weil wir tiefer in Probleme eindringen, wenn wir unsere Muttersprache benutzen. Ich bin in der BRD aufgewachsen und habe auf der FU in Berlin Diplom-Psychologie studiert. Mein Schwerpunkt mit Klienten war Familien- und Kindertherapie. In den USA habe ich mich dann auf Erwachsene mit Traumata, Angst, Depression, Beziehungskonflikten und Coabhaengigkeit spezialisiert. Ausserdem unterstuetze ich Kuenstler und Entertainer, da ich selber Buchautorin bin und ueber 70 Artikel veroeffentlicht (PT).
Wir kommon alle mit dem Gefuehl der Ganzheit in diese Welt. Unser Bewusstsein darueber kann geblockt und unser Vertrauen verloren gegangen sein. Ich biete konkrete Lösungen fuer Paare an, Achtsamkeitspraktiken, Klarheit über komplexe Probleme und Strategien zur Flexibilität. Meine Schwerpunkte also Autorin sind Gesundheit, Selbstvertrauen, Glück und Erfolg.
Ich lade Sie ein in mein ruhiges Buero mit einfachem! Parken. 100% privat und vertrauensvoll. Wenn noetig, kann man in Topanga an der Kueste (Malibuseite) das oeffentliche Auge komplett vermeiden. Niemand muss alleine leiden. Niemand muss depressiv sein. Es gibt immer Wege der Heilung und Strategien zum Erfolg. Ich freue mich auf Ihren Anruf oder Email.
Due to the virus, high anxiety has increased dramatically. My clients wish to manage their anxiety and use this time proactively. Many of my clients have wounds from the past and suffer from depression, fears, perfectionism, loneliness, burn-out, weight, sleep problems, addictions, obsessions, and/or pain around their sexual orientation. It's important to process great losses and identify underlying trauma. Rape victims will find a compassionate ear. It is wonderful when my clients are open to improve their (love) relationships and open their heart to the present moment. My clients are brave for seeking support and facing issues.
I use an integrative approach, embracing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Relational Therapy, Positive psychology, and wisdom traditions. I listen with unconditional regard while giving undivided attention. I actively engage, help build skills, identify strengths, offer straight-forward solutions when possible, and foster flexibility and curiosity.
While I am also an author and blogger for PT, I always wanted to be a psychotherapist. After all these years, I still love the process very much. It never ceases to amaze me how, within the therapeutic connection, people change, become healthier, empowered, and open to the world. My office is warm and privacy guaranteed. I am looking forward to your call.
Puedo hablar espanol, pero no esta muy buen. :)
Je peux parler francais, mais n'est pas tres bien. :)
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Andrea F Polard
“Whether we use Zoom, WhatsApp... our online relationship will be private and powerful. Facing each other creates the needed bond for change.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • School: Freie University of Berlin
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: PSY 17098 California

Andrea F Polard's Groups

Training Group for Therapists

Please contact me if you wish to learn mindfulness techniques and how to integrate secular spirituality, especially the Zen way of life, into psychotherapy.

More about this group

Location

LA Center
520 Sepulveda Blvd
# 201
Westwood, CA 96137
(310) 879-5949
Offers video and phone sessions
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 879-5949
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Happiness
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
  • Zen questions
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: (French and Spanish are rusty, but useful), French, German and Spanish
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Zen Psychology Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Professional Connections

Andrea is a skilled master of the consulting room, using her Zen wisdom to encourage healthy transformation.
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Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020
Andrea F Polard, PsyD, Psychologist in Westwood

Andrea F Polard

Psychologist, PsyD