Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, #116789
I understand how hard it can be to even begin to reach out to a friend, family member, or a professional and acknowledge that now is the time to ask for help as I have been on the other side myself. I hope to hold a safe and encouraging environment for all peoples, and walk side-by-side processing life experiences.
Hi, thanks for stopping by. My degree is Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College (University) in Baltimore, Md. I've been a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) in private practice for 28 years. I'm also the mother of a young adult, and am married (38+years). My specialties are couples therapy and individual therapy for adults & single parents. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist ('Couples' Dialogue'). I also specialize in reconciliation in relationships. Recovery issues, the grief cycle, vulnerability, and empathy are the primary focus in sessions -- including empathy for oneself.
While talking about your feelings with friends and family may be comforting, that may not completely tackle your emotional needs and complications. Seeing a professional therapist can help to alleviate your emotional distress from difficult situations. My mission is to provide support and space for healing while counseling you and your family in a non-judgmental and safe environment.
Client centered psychotherapy is provided in a safe and trusting environment; advanced training and specializing in Learning Disabilities; Neurological Disabilities, Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder, (AD/HD); and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Member of the Supervised Visitation Network, (SVN), with training and experience in Therapeutic Visitation.
Tired of trying to manage your anxiety, fears, and doubts on your own? Are you having difficulty learning to accept things as they are and/or making some needed changes? Are you experiencing repeated struggles in your relationship with others, partner or spouse? As you’re aging, are you finding that critical (fear-based) voice inside your head, becoming louder? In these continued challenging times, experienced help is here for you. I offer Individual and Couples Therapy / Consultations for Adults (over 18 years old).
Are you suffering from unresolved trauma, addiction or relationship problems? Do you find yourself engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors or can't move beyond anxiety or depression? My goal is to provide a nurturing, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment in which to heal from overwhelming feelings, negative thought patterns, and behaviors that hold you back from leading the life you are meant to live. Together we will collaborate on creating an effective plan for healing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, Ed, LMFT, #105929
My specialities include anxiety, depression and family counseling. I offer low cost counseling on a sliding scale ranging from $40-100 per session. I work with children, adults, individuals, families and couples.
Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and depleted? Or perhaps your life is challenging you in ways that make it difficult to manage the day-to-day. Whether you're anxious and feeling a lack of control, or not feeling like yourself and finding that you're so burnt out it's hard to feel joy, it's not too late to get the support you deserve. I'm here to provide a warm and supportive space where you can be your authentic self and feel heard and understood. We'll work together to develop insight and awareness, challenge unhelpful patterns, and implement strategies that allow you to be the person you want to be.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MA, MFTI
Are you missing the passion in your relationship? Does it seem like you and your significant other just can't communicate and you keep having the same arguments? Do you feel more like roommates than a couple? Are you finding it difficult to trust or has your trust been broken? Wondering whether the two of you are going to make it? I help couples re-establish the connection that brought them together, improve communication, increasing trust and acceptance, and creating lasting strategies to stay together.
Hello, I’m Sarah. Life’s transitions can be categorized in many ways, but they can be challenging to navigate when they cause us pain, anxiety, or feelings of being stuck. One’s personal experience should never be compared to another, as it is unique, but there is hope. You deserve a safe space for mindfulness and restoration, no matter your struggle. Facing life’s challenges, difficult emotions, and an uncertain future is not a journey meant to be taken alone. With your strengths and resiliency, you can begin to build your sense of self. And through it all, I will be your supporter and advocate.
I provide mental health counseling to help and guide my client(s) find a balanced life by providing a safe space to process and talk about family issues, marital conflict, job stressors, fertility, postpartum, alcohol and substance use along with other mental health concerns they may be experiencing. The therapeutic alliance is the pillar of the therapeutic process and growth. Having worked in this field for almost a decade, I believe my greatest strength is the ability to connect and empathize with my clients while building on their life skills.
Do you feel controlled by anxiety or OCD? Feeling like you have to constantly seek reassurance or perform rituals to feel better. These disorders operate on what is called a Vicious Cycle: 1) encounter trigger/obsessive thought 2) experience distress 3) engage in compulsions or safety behavior/s, which leads to 4) relief. The frustrating part about this cycle is that the relief is short-lived. Before you know it, the obsessive fear and compulsions are back, taking up more time and mental resources to cope. The good news is that together, we can end the cycle and find long-term relief.
Ketamine is a powerful tool in the ongoing commitment to mental health and wellness. We know the process of Ketamine therapy may seem daunting at first. At Chrysalis Ketamine, we support patients before, during and after their treatment. Dr Karpanian is a board certified cardiac anesthesiologist with over thirteen years experience caring for and monitoring some of the most complex patients. He brings this experience to his patients' side during their ketamine journey. We keep in touch with patients using the Osmind app, which allows patients to track their mood and submit questions and schedule treatments. Our office is soothing, quiet and relaxing and helps patients make the most of their experience.
You’ve struggled to find time to make a regular weekly therapy appointment to cope with the isolation, overwhelm, anxiety, and sad feelings. Taking a really good deep breath sounds so simple, yet you are so busy that you forget to even take that 10-seconds to take care of yourself. You’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, unorganized, your heart constantly racing, or have an unending headache. It is exhausting to try to function this way. This is where EMDR Intensive come into play. About a week of your time, compared to one time a week for who knows how long.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts. `
I have a passion for helping people of all ages relieve & control stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, ADD, ADHD, OCD, IBS, pain and weight issues. I also help people free themselves from smoking, drug, alcohol and food addictions. I am an accredited and approved Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) presenter specifically for Stress & Substance Abuse for attorneys, paralegals and C.P.A.s. One of my specialties is weight release as a Certified Weight Loss & Hypnosis Specialist. I am also a Certified Coach Practitioner, specializing in life, business and executive coaching to help people reach their personal and professional goals.
Whether you are looking to improve what is already working or are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss or even the daily challenges of being a caregiver to a loved one, together we can work to help you live your very best life.
If you are ready to get better, I am here to help you.
Specializing in depression, anxiety and couples therapy, I can help you to better understand yourself. Without even being aware of it, many of us recreate the same destructive patterns in life over and over again. Through the process of therapy, these patterns can be broken and a new and happy you can take hold. But you won't feel better without first understanding what makes you do the things you do.
Do you ever just look around and think, "Please don't make me live through one more unprecedented historical event"? Yeah, you are definitely not the only one. These days, it is so common for people to experience stress and take on the collective trauma of world events. The struggle is SO real. Sometimes it feels impossible to see past all of our problems, sadness, trauma, stress and hopelessness. The goal of therapy is to create a space for you to release, process difficult feelings and heal emotionally.
Asking for help is not easy, but it is a step in the right direction. To admit you need help is strength in itself. As a team, I hope we can create progress that will aid your healing journey. Whether it's childhood trauma, relationship issues, or daily life stressors, I am here to process whatever is needed for your stage of life. I hope to offer a safe and non-judgmental space for those looking to learn about themselves.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Thousand 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 Thousand 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 Thousand Oaks, or Child Psychologists in Thousand Oaks.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Thousand 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 Thousand 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.