I am clinical psychologist and learning disabilities specialist with bi-coastal practices in both Scarsdale, New York and Calabasas, California. Within my practice, I provide evidence based psychological treatments, executive function training, and parenting skills. My goal is to provide skill based interventions that support success for children and adolescents at home, in school, and in their social community. My work is practical, effective, and efficient in terms of treatment length. I work collaboratively with parents, schools, and outside professionals to provide a full service program.
Most people come to me to feel comfortable within themselves so that they can be unapologetically, authentically, vibrantly, and joyously themselves. You can learn to set boundaries, speak your truth, and ask for what you need. I maintain a central focus on the experiences of trauma, especially within the domain of narcissistic abuse, high conflict divorce and within the LGBTQIA community. I specialize in therapy for those impacted by interpersonal trauma and adverse childhood experiences, as well as supporting individuals from all walks of life to navigate the full range experiences you have encountered on your journey.
Are you nursing a heartbreak post-split? Considering divorce? When we are hurting emotionally, it’s near impossible to see things clearly. Sometimes, it is the things right in front of us that can be most difficult to look at. And whether we want to admit it or not, friends and family have a vested interest. That’s where I come in..my 20+ years working as a practicing clinician have taught me that although no one else can be the expert on you, sometimes an “expert” third party can see your picture with greater clarity, if for no other reason then I’m in no way attached to the outcome (except for your happiness, of course).
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, eating disorders, BFRBs, and anxiety disorders. In addition to individual therapy I offer IOP (intensive outpatient program) and wellness coaching programs to address issues related to food, body image, and care for physical health.
Life has sure been tough the past few years. Are you working through a past or current trauma? How are you managing your stress? Sadness? Grief? Anxiety? Depression? DO you or a family member suffer from addiction? Perhaps you just need a jump start to get yourself moving again? You have already made the first step finding me right here on this site. Take the next brave one and reach out to me. Let’s have a conversation and discover ways that together we can create a happier and more joyful life for you.
You lost yourself somewhere along the way. You feel disconnected from your authentic self. You find yourself consumed by your thoughts, generally future-tripping or ruminating about the past. It's a real struggle to be present and focus. Your thought process is exhausting; decisions are hard to make and you lack clarity. I understand what you are experiencing and I want you to know, there is hope! I guide people struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, fear, and self-doubt to get unstuck, feel calmer, build confidence, and re-connect to their amazing, radiant, and joyful self so they can move forward in their lives.
"Do you think about food constantly (even when you're not hungry)? Do you believe that when you hit your goal weight you'll be happy? Are you always counting calories and weighing yourself... or taking more drastic measures? Let me help you make peace with food. I provide individual and group therapy in a warm, caring and supportive environment. I look forward to helping you take that first step towards recovery. If you or someone you love has an unhealthy, unhappy relationship with food, I can help!
How would your life look if you were living life to the fullest, happier & having rich, meaningful relationships? Healing & tending to the unhealthy parts of ourselves takes us there. I help individuals, couples & parents. It can take less time than you think. If you're struggling with interpersonal or relationship problems, call me anytime at 818 880-6559. We can set up 15 min. to chat. I've helped many people for 25+ years. Perhaps I can help you. In a safe, non-judgmental environment, I will hear you with compassion & a deep listening & help you to get clarity on the places you feel stuck.
Sleep Better, Worry Less and Enjoy Life More! With the help of Hypnosis, CBT-I for Insomnia, Guided Imagery, NLP, Mindfulness and other related modalities, personal insight and professional experience, I provide clients a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, weed out unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia. I love empowering others to achieve their goals and dreams and helping people better understand themselves and the world we live in so that they can experience more of the joy life has to offer. I also have a 6 Week Online Sleep Recovery Course at courses.hypnotherapyandwellness.com
During these challenging times, psychotherapy can be very beneficial. The therapeutic process offers a unique opportunity to reflect on how the events in the outside world are affecting your internal world. Are your thoughts and feelings getting in the way of making important decisions, and living with ease? I am uniquely qualified to use art in and as therapy to enrich the process even more, and to invite another form of communication into the room, which can often provide the answers and insight you've been looking for. I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, NCC®, APCC
Hi, I'm Jennifer (she/they), a trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ allied therapist. I partner with people who may not feel comfortable, represented or understood in traditional therapy environments. Many clients explore trauma, identity, gender, sexuality, polyamory/CNM/ENM, and emotional/physical/sexual violence and abuse. My supportive approach offers a safe place to develop trust, gain insight, build resilience and process conscious/unconscious obstacles. Together, we explore all aspects of life, including the unsayable parts of this journey to build more adaptability, fulfillment and purpose.
Change is not an easy process, as it is often more comfortable to accept what is familiar. The desire to change, (whether it is feeling stuck, relationships, your job, circumstances, old habits, or patterns of behaviors), occurs when the pain to remain the same is greater than the discomfort associated with the uncertainty of change. Here you will find a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental space to embrace the courage to change, heal and become the best version of yourself.
Welcome! I help individuals, couples and families to increase well-being, strengthen their relationship bonds, and promote lifelong development. I work with clients to develop an individualized approach best suited to their goals and to create a positive therapy relationship. I assist clients to understand the connection between physical and emotional health and to learn mindful awareness to manage stress effectively. I am Past-President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and teach at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. I taught graduate courses in family and couple therapy at California State University, Northridge for fifteen years.
Are you struggling with trying to manage the anxiety and fear of the threat of how life is changing now? Are you overwhelmed by the uncertainty of how to make sense of the new normal? Are you unsure about how to proceed? Is your marriage suffering under the stress and strain of sheltering in place? Is all this exacerbating existing underlying challenging or painful issues in your relationship? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Many people and couples are struggling right now. You may be already working hard to manage all your feelings, take care of those around you, take care of your relationship. It may be especially difficult now.
Are you struggling with relationships? Is addiction an issue with you or someone you love? Does your day to day feel overwhelming? My approach to therapy is a holistic model where we explore mind, body, and spirit in the pursuit of achieving balance. I work with individuals, couples, and families to improve esteem, confidence and better communication skills. From my training in education, guidance and counseling and through my years of school counseling, residential rehab and private practice, I continue to have a passion for helping people. Let's bring to life a renewed vision moving forward.
I believe therapy is about change. My mission as a therapist is to help my clients find their way to creating balance and joy in their daily life. I believe all people have the ability to build a strong, healthy, and peaceful self. I specialize in treating such issues, among others, as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, relationship issues, parenting, marriage counseling, pre-marriage counseling, and divorce. In addition, I have substantial experience in substance abuse treatment.
I believe each of us is unique. Therefore, in my practice as a licensed clinical psychologist my initial goal is to get to know you so we can, in collaboration, find the best strategies to help you live your life in the way that is most satisfying to you. As a cognitive behavior therapist, it is my goal to be the guide, along with you, to reach your goals by looking at any maladaptive habits, thoughts, or behaviors you have developed that brought you in to therapy.
Sometimes we need someone to walk alongside us as we navigate life issues that come up and feel overwhelming, hopeless, uncomfortable or even insurmountable. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental space to work through these issues and improve the quality of your life
Need to feel safe? Prefer a therapist who says it like it is (with a side of class, tact, and the ability to help you get to your stuff with out feeling judged or shamed)? I focus on assisting teens, couples, and families with problems in day to day living to more complex issues that have reached crisis level. My strengths are in the areas of divorce, anxiety (triggers and control), bullying, ADD &ADHD lifestyles, and teen/parent relationship issues. I welcome parenting and couple dilemmas. Furthermore, I am experienced in dealing with gender issues, depression, grief, and general tough times.
Welcome to my "family practice." Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable talking with is crucial to the success of your work with that therapist. My work with an individual, whether child or adult, as well as with a family, begins with us developing a conversational style and working relationship together that will foster growth and learning. Together in this environment, we can work towards those goals we have set out, or simply take the opportunity to express feelings and thoughts in a safe, confidential environment.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Calabasas are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Calabasas then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Calabasas, or Child Psychologists in Calabasas.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Calabasas psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Calabasas specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.