I am a certified chemical dependency counselor who specializes in treating individuals, couples and/or parents who are dealing with addiction, co-dependency, depression, abuse issues, etc. I believe that effective treatment is multifaceted. I help my clients believe in themselves again, by challenging negative thinking and examining self destructive behaviors.
I previously worked in in-patient treatment centers and have over 25yrs. of experience working with clients to recover emotional, mental and spiritual wholeness. I am currently, accepting new clients, to my practice.
I am a clinical psychologist and board-certified psychoanalyst in practice for 35 years, employing both long-term psychoanalytic-oriented therapy and short-term cognitive- behavioral solution-based therapy. I see psychotherapy as a partnership, shaped by a creative, dynamic relationship that develops between patient and therapist through working together.
I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 76693) in California with a Masters in Social Work from The University of Southern California. I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and orientations and strive to form relationships with my clients built on trust, collaboration, and respect.
You find yourself successful in many aspects of your life- you have a great career, loving friends, a wonderful family. And yet, there is something which still feels “off” or “gray” about the world. You find yourself stuck in monotonous routine or lifestyle with little or no sense of fulfillment or purpose. It’s left you feeling depressed and constantly overthinking. You know these thoughts and feelings are “irrational” but they don’t seem to go away and you don’t know what to do about it. You’re stuck.
I believe that change can happen when you least expect it, and therapy is a wonderful way to look at what is holding you back and understand yourself. I bring an empathic, caring persona to the therapeutic process and believe that the relationship developed in therapy is a powerful tool for insight and growth. I have witnessed many patients develop an increased capacity for self-reflection and apply skills learned in therapy to creating a more fulfilled life. My 15 years of experience in the social services field greatly informs my work.
Are you looking for a directive therapist who actively engages with you to make impactful changes? You’ve realized something isn't working, but you feel like you've tried everything to get unstuck. Maybe you're someone who struggles to ignore that voice in your head that’s constantly telling you how everything "should" be . The one always that’s always judging where you are and what you’re doing. The voice that tells you to work harder, do more, be better...but no matter what you do, it’s never enough. I help my clients learn how to quiet that voice so that they can lead more present, satisfying lives.
Most of my clients reach out because they recognize there is something interfering with their ability to function effectively and/or enjoy their daily life. They may or may not have insights into what the issues are, but they usually seek out therapy because they are not sure what to do. No one likes to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or out of place all the time. My work is to help my clients gain clarity and develop the necessary skills so they can restore or improve their level of functioning and well-being.
Therapy can be Fun, Exciting, and Inspiring. (I get back to everyone within 16 hours.) You're hesitant since it's your first time in therapy; perhaps you have given up hope. You feel empty, hopeless, and hallow. Every day is a struggle due to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Maybe you have past family trauma. Maybe there are cultural confines that have made you feel shackled and lost. I help people who are dealing with depression and anxiety experience a sense purpose by helping them find the voice that they never knew they had so that they can be more self-supportive.
As a person recovered from substance abuse and mental health challenges of my own, I have dedicated myself to finding more ways to help others find meaning and direction as the leaders and heroes of their own journey in life. I seek to enrich my perspective with many psychological tools and frameworks as well as different philosophical perspectives on life. I know the most important thing in working with a client is to allow them the agency and autonomy to guide their healing process, and to this end I have sought to study as many modalities as I can in order to remain well equipped in finding the best tools to offer each client.
Interventionist and Sober Coach with over 20,000 hours of specialization in addiction. Over the last 15 years I have helped thousands of individuals and families suffering from issues of substance abuse. Past Family Program Director, and Clinical Director for one of the nations largest charities specializing in addiction. At current, specialized practice helping families and individuals in crisis. CEO-Founder of Recover Integrity, extended care treatment for men www.recoverintegrity.com
My ideal client is someone who is getting curious about themselves and the circumstances they have taken for granted in their lives thus far. Someone who may struggle in relationships and who would like more intimacy in their life. Someone who is looking into the future and sees that they need help breaking out of old habits in order to achieve more joy and aliveness.
What if you could be free of anxiety, depression and stress during this Covid19 time of extreme change? On line therapy sessions can assist you with your life. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), communication skills improvement and talk therapy. We will practice exercises to use in your daily life. I can assist you with issues of anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, self doubt, social anxiety and many other things.
Okay Humans is a modern therapy practice with qualified, diverse therapists who see teens, adults and couples. They've received degrees at Columbia University, Smith College, Pepperdine & USC + have trained at The Wright Institute, Airport Marina & The Maple Center to name a few.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified art therapist with 15 years of experience working with families, children, and adolescents in a school and hospital setting. I specialize with helping adults managing anxiety, depression, grief, parenting children with special needs, eating disorders, addiction within the family, and repairing attachment in adoption/foster children. The goals of therapy are related to improving self-esteem, social skills, anger management, grief, parenting, and stress management.
Growing up, I have realized that there is a lack of communication, representation, and awareness of the importance of mental health in many Middle-Eastern, Latinx, and Asian households. This leads to many individuals in those cultures becoming oppressed throughout their whole life and experiencing many untreated phases of depression and anxiety without having the opportunity to be heard.
Dr. John Silver says, “If you'd like to know why you do what you do, Modern Psychoanalysis may be for you”. Do you want to deal with the causes of your obstacles to happiness and fulfilment or the effects (symptoms)? Do you have the courage, curiosity and intelligence to look into the corners of your mind? It is where we store our baggage, in our Unconscious. Using Certified Modern Psychoanalysis together we explore your unhealthy behaviors and patterns. Using Existential Analysis we embolden your special unique talents, desires and abilities to find purpose and meaning in your life. Take the journey. Together.
Are you unhappy? Working together with the RIGHT therapist is key to changing that. It's also important to find a psychologist who can work within both your emotional and financial comfort zones. I provide an interactive, warm environment where clients feel comfortable and are productive. Having three psychology degrees, many specialties, and twenty+ years as a clinical expert, I identify and replace clients' negative patterns, thoughts, and feelings with more accurate, positive ones, and work through their deeper, "root" issues for more lasting effects. Change IS possible. Call me now to book a free phone consultation.
Are you dealing with stress, fears, addictions or bad habits? Struggling with chronic confidence, motivation or performance issues? I am here to help. Together we'll figure out why you haven't (yet) been as successful as you would like. We'll root-out roadblocks, negative thoughts and limiting beliefs that hold you back from experiencing your definition of success and well-being.
Have you ever had the thought that you can’t remember what it’s like to NOT feel anxious? Does your mind continuously operate on overdrive? Are you tired of the same repetitive thought patterns? Is life feeling like one endless chore with no light at the end of the tunnel? Have you ever told yourself you know you need to make a change, but you can't muster the will power to follow through? Do you feel stuck in your relationship patterns but don't know what or how to change? If you answered yes to any of the above, we might be a great match. I believe that great therapy involves using many lenses or frameworks in order to heal.
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sawtelle, 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 Sawtelle, 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 Sawtelle, Los Angeles, or Child Psychologists in Sawtelle, Los Angeles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sawtelle, 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 Sawtelle, 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.