I use EMDR to help creative people manage anxiety and heal from trauma. If you’re ready to let go of what’s been burdensome for far too long, I can support you. We can begin by addressing the worry, the over-thinking, and the tension. You can learn tools to calm the body and quiet the mind. Then we can address the hurtful memories and internal messages that weigh you down. That’s where we’ll use EMDR - a powerful approach to healing old wounds. If you’re ready to go deep in order to heal, let’s talk. My experience includes working with difficult childhoods/difficult pasts, multicultural, LGBTQ+, and spiritual issues.
I work with adults, helping my clients gain a deeper awareness of their experience, their history and their current circumstances. I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to make sense of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors and develop a sense of comfort and value in being who they are. Together, my clients and I explore their hopes and desires, and experiment with new possibilities and expanded ways of viewing themselves. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with past trauma, experiencing critical feelings about themselves or feeling challenged in their relationships.
Going through something? Have something on your mind? I'm here to help! My goal is to provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and put the past to rest while defining your goals for the future so you can start living your best life. I utilize a client centered approach that is tailored specifically to your needs with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral, solution focused and family systems approaches.
I believe the therapeutic relationship can change lives. Through this relationship I work together with you to unlock your potential to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. We do this profound work by exploring the complex stories we weave around our histories and by respecting the deep-seated need for intimacy and self-expression that motivates us.
Maybe this is the year you're ready to address lingering issues hindering your personal growth and fulfillment. Seeking help is half the battle and I can guide you through the rest of the journey. I work with clients to provide a safe space to address a variety of issues ranging from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, shame, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Together we can develop a new narrative about yourself and your potential while addressing past traumas and developing coping strategies to manage current and future challenges.
I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, and behavioral problems. When overwhelming experiences leave their mark, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Memories, fears, distress, and frustration take over and damage our relationships. Parenting becomes fraught with tension. Children lose control, resulting in tantrums and behavior problems. By understanding the root of your distress, I can help you or your family find new ways to cope.
My goal as a therapist is to help you examine your lived experience in a safe and inspiring way. In addition to my clinical experience I provide an environment that can be humorous and fun as well as vulnerable and challenging. We will identify the desired and undesired aspects of your habits and beliefs and attend to them with compassion and accountability. I am an active therapist and will help you connect the patterns and themes present in your psyche, in addition to your past and present actions, so that you can experience your life with increased self-compassion and gratitude.
How does your need for certainty play out? Does it force you to try to predict? Does it persuade you to declare things that you don't actually know? Perhaps the need for certainty is powerful enough to rob you of genuine moments with loved ones or with yourself. Research finds that people who take risks (those who step into the unknown) are happier than those who merely reach for reward or gratification. Why? Because healthy risk-taking has rewards sewn into the experience when we authentically try. It builds skills in self-advocacy, self-love and self-worth.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I value the diversity of each person’s story and find it essential to consider the cultural, social and political context that may be contributing to your distress. My hope is to assist you in gaining an empowering and positive reauthoring of your story.
I specialize in working with people who want more love and peacefulness in their lives. I have had post masters level training for the past five years doing depth work in psychoanalysis. I have been in practice for over 15 years. We will work together for a better understanding of your unconscious inner world and how it affects your life. Close and intimate relationships with others are possible and a basic human need that are yearned for and people deserve. I can help with opening your heart and opening your mind in many new and powerful ways.
Everyone experiences times when life can be painful. If you are going through a hard time, therapy can offer support and guidance to change your life for the better.
I believe that within every individual there lies the potential to live a happy, full life. Every person can move past obstacles to make changes for the better. However working through these obstacles can be difficult.
I am passionate about working with clients to help achieve their goals. I do what I do because I believe that the therapeutic process can bring about greater self-awareness and authentic, lasting change.
Do you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns of behavior and spiraling downward? Do you feel lonely? Are you feeling confused and dissatisfied with your life? I am here to help you gain self confidence and explore options to enhance your life. Together we will learn more about you so that you can feel more in charge.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who values the individuality of each patient and their needs within the context of universal human fears, existential and terrestrial. In other words, if you're tired of the old tapes in your head, we will be able to address this in session. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, eating disorders & relationship challenges in individual & couples therapy. I use EMDR as a modality for trauma work combined with humanistic existential psychology, DBT and mindfulness . I trust in the therapeutic process and I'm passionate about facilitating change with my clients.
Do you find yourself facing the same issues over and over again? Do you contemplate your options endlessly but feel unable to make a decision? Do you feel stuck? You're not alone. I believe we all have the capacity to work through our challenges, but sometimes our emotions become too intense, inhibiting us from seeing clearly. Thus, I provide a safe place for clients to explore new perspectives, and together we look at new possibilities and solutions.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to freely express your thoughts and feelings about life's complexities. Together we will work on making changes to benefit your life. I believe everyone is capable of change, but does not know how or want to put in the work. I want to motivate you to succeed at creating the life that you want. I often tell people that looking for a therapist is like finding the right pair of shoes, sometimes you get lucky on that first try and other times you need to keep looking. Please don't hesitate to call me.
You sat down at your computer to find help, but you’ve been sitting there, immobile. Your body and emotions feel numb, almost paralyzed. Even though you’re stuck, you know it’s time to do something different. You’ve tried finding resilience in the things that used to help…but food, music, even relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled. At work, your inner critic shouts, “You’re a fraud!” Living in Los Angeles takes every ounce of energy you’ve got. And what’s the point if you can’t connect to your own inner strength? Is it even possible to have a genuine and joyful relationship with yourself?
Kate creates a safe, trusting atmosphere while helping her clients uncover key insights that lead to personal growth, greater clarity and peace. She focuses on improving her clients' relationships with themselves, their family, significant others and friends. Kate uses an integrative, collaborative approach to promote greater emotional health and wellbeing. Her work focuses on each client's unique history that shaped them into the person they are today. She stays curious and compassionate about all parts of the self in order to bring her clients into the person they wish to be now.
The relationship between client and therapist can be one of the most healing aspects of therapy. I prioritize creating a space where you feel safe and understood. Using an integrative approach to therapy, I focus on collaboration, curiosity, patience, and humor. I strive to both support and challenge you throughout the therapeutic process. We explore alternative ways of thinking to create space for self-awareness and growth. Together we uncover feelings that impact you currently through exploring your past relationships and experiences, empowering you to develop coping skills to reach your goals.
I am an empathic, insightful and down-to-earth therapist experienced in assisting and supporting individuals and couples experiencing problems associated with Mood, Anxiety, Relationships, Life Changes and Substance Abuse. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy; assisting my clients' in reducing symptoms related to their problems, prevention of more serious problems, and resolution of conflicts. I elicit my clients' strengths and foster an environment of growth and awareness.
My approach is gentle yet direct; emphasizing authenticity, empathy and humor (when appropriate) within a safe and relaxed environment . I incorporate the principles of mindfulness and self-compassion in confronting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and patterns of negative thinking. I believe that you enter therapy already equipped for personal transformation. My role is to nurture the emergence of your highest self, and provide support as you begin to trust your innate ability to heal old wounds and discover deep fulfillment. We will work towards embracing imperfection as part of the human experience, and acceptance as the antidote to suffering.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Atwater Village, Los Angeles 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 Atwater Village, Los Angeles 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 Atwater Village, Los Angeles, or Child Psychologists in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Atwater Village, Los Angeles 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 Atwater Village, Los Angeles 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.