I offer in person, outdoor, garden sessions and do phone when that's not possible. I suspect you have a feeling therapy can help, though part of you might be scared to try. I laugh a lot with my clients and even though sometimes the work can be painful, my clients usually begin to feel better and keep coming. I work well with creative people, BIPOC, and people across the spectrum of straight to LBGT. With specializations in Psychoanalytic, and Jungian therapy, I also draw on mindfulness and narrative approaches to help you thrive. These videos might give a sense: https://youtu.be/dU77f3I2JmY https://youtu.be/uM2FGc0wDg8
Are you wondering if things can change? Are you looking for empowerment and personal growth? I specialize in relationships, coping skills, self esteem, stress reduction, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am EMDR certified for 20 years. I come from a solution oriented and collaborative perspective. Whether it be transitions, relationships, personal growth or even political and social stress, my goal is to help empower you to navigate through life's challenges by providing support to meet your desired potential. I am here to collaborate with you and be part of the solution on a creative, practical and emotional level.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Alon Dina is an associate therapist, under Eye of the Storm therapy, who recently graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I have experience working with adults and teens at various locations but use my practice to cater the needs of each individual client. I am looking to work with clients who feel stuck, people who struggle to finding meaning in their lives. My background in the arts, love of literature, and other forms of insight influence my treatment. You are the driver on our journey together, I am here to help us get through road blocks or help uncover what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and young children and their parents. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them understand the root of their symptoms and suffering so they can move forward in building the life and relationships they envision for themselves. Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, I work to help individuals change relationships with painful thoughts and difficult emotions so they can fully engage in what is meaningful to them.
My ideal client is the one who comes to my office with the genuine desire to grow and change. You have heard of depression and anxiety but you are unsure if you have a mental disorder. It is clear to you that something is not working but you don’t really know what it is, or maybe you know exactly what is going on but cannot seem to get a handle on how to change it. If you want to live as your highest and most authentic self, or if you just want to see a shift in unwelcome and uncomfortable behaviors, thoughts or feelings, my staff and I can help you begin that journey so long as you are ready to put in the work. 30 min FREE consult!
Your issues, needs, and goals might include how to find balance in daily life, resolving relationship or family conflicts, questioning gender, processing trauma, or how to best navigate any of life's transitions. I allow what comes up in the room to guide how we will work together--which might mean we look at and process the past, or stay in the here-and-now, or a combination of both. I approach each client anew, drawing on a number of modalities, with the understanding that each person's needs are unique.
Are struggling with past or present trauma that leaves you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected or critical of yourself? Trauma work is my specialty. I support my clients in a healing, safe environment to do the toughest work they may face...healing their past. Are your relationships suffering? Maybe you've been struggling with addiction issues. We can explore your struggles in these areas to get you clarity you desire, and an action plan for recovery.
Welcome. Mental and emotional wellness are important pieces of our overall health. I practice psychotherapy from a place of warmth, respect, compassion, mindful presence, and curiosity. Therapy can be a place to explore different sides of the self, while taking a step back to gain a broader perspective. Whether you are here to manage stress, challenge unhelpful thoughts, or heal from wounds of the past, the first step is reaching out for support. You don't have to navigate this alone. I can offer a safe space that is culturally aware, trauma-informed, and free of judgement.
My passion is psychological healing and growth. I believe everyone has the innate potential to live full, satisfying, and self-actualizing lives with hope, joy, and meaning. I want to help people change and grow in an environment that is open, safe, and non-judgmental. Compassion and authenticity will help people grow and feel whole. I primarily use an integrative approach, incorporating multiple therapeutic approaches and drawing on a variety of techniques and interventions as needed. I, however, gain my principal inspiration from solution-focused and humanistic modalities.
As a master-level clinician in training, my goal is to help you leave better, healthier, and happier than you came. Everyone’s healing journey is different and I aim to meet YOU at your point of need, assisting you towards your goals for wellbeing. I create an empathetic environment that is committed to helping my clients succeed.
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Our program at New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care for individuals and families struggling with treatment refractory OCD and related disorders. I have been supporting families and individuals with a broad range of challenges for two decades, and have particular interest and expertise in OCD, anxiety, Autism, LGBTQIA+ and college student mental health, and complex co-morbid presentations. I also specialize in supporting caregivers and families.
We often forget that our first experience of the world is a shared one; that by nature we are relational beings. Which is why therapy can be so powerful. My job is to help you move away from the things that no longer work (perhaps never did), and toward a preferred way of being. Our process together is one of discovery & transformation, and honors both what you are and what you are becoming. You and I will collaborate to create an environment that is safe and supportive (I don't do that alone -- only you know what is safe). Through compassion & curiosity, our therapy will find new narratives and make meaning of old ones.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a dark place, then you know that you instinctually look for the light. Things happen in our lives that throw us into dark places. It’s easy to get stuck in these places and we can have trouble finding a way out by ourselves. However, we all have the potential to restore and brighten our light again, sometimes we just need a helping hand. We will be that helping hand. Whether your darkness is anxiety, sadness, trauma, low self-esteem, body image issues, ADHD, or relationship dissatisfaction, we will climb into that dark place with you so that you’re not looking for that light alone.
As your therapist, we will collaborate to examine the way you live, the way you love, the way you experience the world. I will help you transform your relationship with yourself. My style is active and I am authentic, conversational and nurturing. I will be direct and honest with you. My intent is that you feel that I am present with you and that you feel known by me. I can hold you accountable to your goals and we will work through the hard stuff. I can help with depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, self defeating behaviors, somatic issues, and complex trauma.
My ideal client would be someone who is interested in using therapy as an outlet to deal with challenges such as but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or everyday life challenges. Their goal would be to make some changes according to their goals and values in life.
Let's find the life you were meant to live. If you are struggling with relationship issues, self-esteem, feeling out of control and dealing with anxiety, I am here to help you feel grounded, safe and to give you the support and even the coaching you need to find your potential. Let's challenge existing patterns that are no longer working for you. We can work together to identify and explore new ways to increase your self-awareness, confidence, and personal empowerment. If you have spiritual questions and yearnings, I can help you find your unique path in integrating authentic spirituality into your life.
My primary goal in working in mental health is to put myself out of a job. Given that each of us intrinsically know what we need to heal and grow, my approach to psychotherapy is to couple your expertise of being you – your reality and lived experiences – with my skillset, in order to collaboratively work towards achieving your goals. Through a culturally-affirming and healing-centered stance, I utilize evidence-based treatments to facilitate our work.
I treat clients with a wide variety of presenting problems that impact their relationships, functioning, and personal growth. My areas of emphasis include depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and trauma recovery, workplace stress, life and career transitions, and creative issues/artist support (I work with many entertainment professionals). We collaborate to improve "emotional granularity": the ability to synthesize and understand new emotional experiences, to comprehend and verbalize to ourselves and others the meaning, dimensions, and consequences of our emotional experiences, and to formulate useful and compensatory responses.
A former professional athlete turned clinician, I received my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. During my time in practice, Ive had the opportunity to work with a diverse client population ranging from 15-50 years of age, addressing a wide range of presenting problems in the clinical setting including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Life and Career Transitions, Relationships, Men's Issues, and Trauma. As a Los Angeles native, I understand the stressors of living in the city, as well as our need to have someone to process it all with in a safe and non-judgmental space.
My work as a psychologist is rooted in a profound belief that by recognizing and honoring our complex, messy life stories with honesty and gentleness, we lay the foundation to heal the obstacles preventing us from building fulfilling, meaningful lives. Throughout life, we all create narratives about ourselves to help us survive. These narratives are shaped by myriad factors (individual life experiences, relationships, intergenerational legacies, and experiences of oppression/privilege, belonging/rejection, among others). Over time, our narratives and coping mechanisms fall short. We wonder, what went wrong?Why? What's wrong with me?
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mid City, 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 Mid City, 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?
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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 Mid City, 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.