Welcome! First of all, it takes a ton of courage to come to therapy and ask for help, so kudos to you for taking this first step! My name is Natalie, I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently accepting teens, couples, and individuals virtually. I use an eclectic approach to treatment supporting clients who feel “stuck” or “lost” in life. I often use humor in my sessions, because life is hard, and sometimes the most therapeutic thing you can do is laugh! We will work collaboratively to create a safe and comfortable space to understand patterns of behavior that could be negatively impacting your well-being.
Is something keeping you up at night? Whether you or a loved one are feeling stressed, having difficulty adjusting to a new job, working from home, or in a tough relationship, let me help you work through the difficult situation. I have experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Combining your insight into your life situation and my training in evidenced based practices, together we will create realistic individualized goals for therapy following a strengths based approach.
I believe that respecting and honoring the humanity in each person I see is of the utmost importance to therapy. I have a special interest in helping people regarding adoption, anxiety, depression, and crisis management. I apply Emotionally Focused therapy in my work with couples and adults, as well as other evidence-based modalities.
The choice to begin therapy is a meaningful, brave step toward the life you want. We all experience difficult times in our lives when we may feel stuck, depressed, anxious; that the stumbling blocks we're up against are too difficult to walk through. I can help you with that. I will help you recognize your strengths so you will be able to use them to move through these bumps in the road, transitions, crises, or other difficulties you're facing.
I specialize in working with clients who are engaged in high-conflict, antagonistic relationships to restore a sense of inner calm and clarity. I work with teens, individuals and couples who are healing from Complex PTSD from a parent, partner, colleague or other close relationship. Together, we discuss narcissistic personality dynamics, ways to manage or exit these relationships, and healing from the effects of them.
When life isn't going well, or you feel stuck, anxious, depressed or angry; therapy may help you to move beyond patterns and circumstances that you would like to change. Together we can explore what is keeping you from living the life you want, having more fulfilling relationships or simply moving through life with ease and joy. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, panic, fear, addiction, numbness, isolation or depression therapy can help in facilitating change. Those who have experienced traumatic experiences or childhood neglect or abuse can benefit from trauma informed therapy to help move beyond the past.
Maybe you need a brain organizer, or a reality checker, or a reaction approver, or a crisis stabilizer, or an existential dread container. Maybe you need a partner and witness as you confront difficult experiences or mourn losses. Maybe you feel stuck and don't know why. Or you are struggling with the disruption and distress of anxiety or depression. Or feel ready to dive into personal exploration and growth. Whatever the reason you might be seeking therapy, you deserve to be heard and supported.
I aim to provide a warm and safe space dedicated to helping you explore deep-rooted wounds that may be affecting your present relationships. I am trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and use an integrative approach to allow you to become unstuck from your concerns & confront growth-inhibiting patterns. I specialize in working with young adults experiencing relational difficulties - both personal and professional - as well as depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life changes.
Seeking treatment is difficult as the complexities of our emotional turmoil often makes it challenging to reach out for help. As the founder of Open Expressions, I believe that any therapeutic process commences with a safe and welcoming environment to those who are ready to begin their journey towards self-fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.
Need someone to talk to? I can help over the phone or in a teleconference. I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based psychotherapies established by research to be the most powerful, effective, and efficient methods for helping you through your difficulties. I strive to deliver these therapies with compassion, empathy, and understanding. I have a lot of experience treating adults and seniors who struggle with a variety of problems, including depression, other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, behavioral issues, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, lack of direction and focus, and self esteem problems.
Research shows that the most important factor in successful therapy is the positive relationship between a therapist and her clients. Here at Sorell Therapy, we utilize a healthy blend of compassion and confrontation techniques in a warm and supportive environment to help clients work through their personal challenges. Erica Sorell provides customized treatment programs to build a therapeutic rapport with her clients. As a trained specialist in grief recovery, she believes that grief is a hidden issue seldom addressed by today's society, causing many of today's diagnosed mental disorders and emotional trauma.
Is trauma getting in the way of your relationships and happiness? Untreated trauma, whether big or small, can leave us feeling depressed, stuck, isolated, and fearful. I am here to provide a safe and constant environment to support you in working through unresolved traumas that are at the core of your symptoms. I believe that my role as a therapist is to support you in connecting the dots, identifying realistic solutions, paying attention to the mind-body connection, and building on your already existing strengths and resources. I want to help you become present and reintegrated.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or just feel alone carrying the weight of your trauma, I am here to help you begin your journey towards healing. I provide treatment for children and their families that experience depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, autism spectrum, parenting skills, and other mental health issues. I approach each of my clients with a kind, compassionate, and caring approach to form a genuine therapeutic bond where you will feel comfortable, be understood, and have hope knowing you do not have to carry the burden alone.
I understand that you are one of a kind which is why I use a personalized approach to therapy that caters to your specific needs. My goal is to work together to reveal the best you that is already waiting to be discovered. Oftentimes the challenges of today’s world fill us with stress, anxiety and depression. These negative feelings are born from our thoughts and words which is why it is critical to think and speak joy, abundance, love, and success. For over twenty years, I have taught people how to plant these seeds of change.
Hola! I am glad that you have started this journey of growth, discovery, and healing. We all deserve a joyous and balanced way of living. One way of cultivating this is through therapy. As a therapist, I create a brave and empowering space for you to share your most difficult emotions and experiences. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, adapting to a new life transition, experienced a recent loss or break up, or have a desire to improve your self worth and value, I am here to guide you in implementing the essential skills needed to navigate the complexities of life.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in Adult, Adolescent, and Couples Psychotherapy. I offer both in-office as well as Telehealth video based appointments. I've been fortunate to treat a wide range of clinical issues and disorders over the course of several decades. My clients and colleagues have observed that I possess a down-to-earth, warm, friendly therapeutic style, with a strong emphasis on change (behavioral and cognitive). In addition to my private practice, I also serve as the Director of Psychology at UCLA in the division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.
I provide a safe, judgment-free setting to help the client explore challenges and obstacles in their life. I help them begin the journey to a life of peace, balance, acceptance and change they desire and deserve. Together the client and will explore unhealthy patterns or stories and discover new strategies that work for them and allow them to move forward. I also believe that a little mindfulness and a lot of laughter can be healing as well. I enjoy working adolescents, millennials, parents and people struggling in life transitions.
Providing quality care of adults, children, adolescents, and families, including parenting and co-parenting. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and board certified clinical art therapist. I earned by masters degree in marriage and family therapy and clinical art therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 1996. I have extensive experience working with adults, children, adolescents and their families with a variety of social, emotional and behavioral difficulties in the home, school and community environments. I also have experience working with parent education, parenting, and parents in conflict, divorce, custody and therapeutic supervised visitations.
For over 26 years I have been working with some of the most difficult and challenging life dynamics that individuals, families and relationships encounter. I also work with adolescents and the Juvenile Justice System closely. My experience includes locked and unlocked settings, public and private sectors, community treatment facilities, inpatient psychiatric, juvenile hall, probation mental health camp, group home's, private practice as well as in home counseling to probation youth. My background in law enforcement enhances my expertise in Juvenile Justice issues for teen and adult legal issues.
Are you anxious, depressed, or going through a significant loss? I bring over 25 years of experience helping people with resolve past wounds that have kept them from functioning well in many areas of their lives. I will help you understand, manage, and cope better with your reactions to people and situations that are causing you stress. I am very compassionate and supportive and have created a warm environment for you to grow, heal, and thrive in.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks, or Child Psychologists in Sherman Oaks.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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.