My focus is to assist individuals, couples, and families in understanding how their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. By using this approach, problems in every-day living (including but not limited to depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder [especially in adults and adolescents] eating disorders, post-partum concerns, couple conflict, and teen/family problems) are addressed and resources are mobilized to provide effective change. Also, in an effort to strengthen marriage and families, I have created a comprehensive pre-marital program and effective parenting course.
Brainspotting Westlake provides psychotherapy specializing in trauma, addiction, and weight loss. We have helped thousands of men and women over the last 28 years. If you are looking to eliminate your dependence on addictive substances and activities, and/or process traumatic memories from your nervous system you have come to the right place. We are here to help you heal in the most effective way possible. You don't have to live this way anymore, there are tools you can learn starting in your first session to start feeling better now. Living with trauma and addiction can be so painful, give yourself the gift of therapy.
In my practice, I strive to give you the best opportunity at self-reflection and growth. I have previously worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum and with various forms of mental health and learning disabilities, both individually and within a group setting for over 8 years. I understand the stressors that come from living day to day life with fearing the unknown and not knowing the tools to curb emotional distress. With my experience in residential and lower levels of care, I meet you where you are at therapeutically. Part of my therapy includes in session practice of skills as well as online resources.
Are you experiencing debilitating intrusive thoughts and obsessions that will not get out of your head? Do you have to engage in time-consuming rituals to get through the day? You may be suffering from OCD or another anxiety disorder. These symptoms do not have to control your life, and it is possible to break free from your vicious anxiety cycle! In my practice, I utilize Evidence-Based Practice to treat OCD and Anxiety, including CBT, ERP, ACT, and Cognitive Based Mindfulness. Additionally, I have experience working with Depression, Interpersonal Conflicts, and Families.
We are passionate about helping women who are faced with various challenges related to infertility, postpartum, women's health, and chronic illness. Our team of therapists uses their specialized training and lived experience to customize ways to best support you during this time.
I am a relationship and trauma specialist. I help people with trauma experiences and problems when they have been so overwhelming they cannot process them and the disturbing feelings keep coming back. You may have experienced a breakup, betrayal or frightening event, you don't emotionally connect as a couple. Let's work together to help you start feeling better right away. You are a unique individual and I will collaborate with you to tailor the most effective treatment plan to help you live your life in a more relaxed, confident way.
Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families. You are here reading about me because you have likely been suffering – individually or with the ones you love. I have always said “We are messy people…” Our feelings, thoughts, actions often cause unintended conflict – miscommunication devolving into an increasing distance with those we intend to be closer to. Sound familiar? I have been an active advocate for families for over 30 years and a psychotherapist for nearly 20 years with a private practice focusing on Marital and Family discord, trauma recovery, severe depression, the treatment of anxiety disorders and chemical dependency
My ideal client is someone who is struggling with unhealthy patterns in their life which are blocking them from living a life of joy and contentment. These patterns may be from past events which continue to cycle throughout your life or they may be from current stressors which have created emotional issues such as sadness, anxiety, depression or anger. I work to create a safe space for you to explore your emotional experienes and thought patterns and release these dysfunctional patterns which are not working for you. Then we together can work on ways to create new patterns for successful living.
Specializing in the treatment of trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety. I believe in a holistic approach designed to address both body and mind. By using modalities such as Mindfulness, EMDR and Integrative Somatic Therapy (TRM), as well as Art Therapy, I strive always to be gentle and supportive and to let you, the client set the pace and parameters of therapy. With 24 years of experience, I work with a broad range of problems with individuals, couples and families.
Through hypnotherapy or Reiki you can find self improvement. Stress relief, weight loss, fears/phobias and letting go of grief are some of the issues I help clients with. I also work in conjunction with doctors to help with medical issues such as pain relief, dentist care, etc. Hypnosis helps you access the larger part of your mind (the subconscious) responsible for automatic behavior. Through suggestions you can achieve transformation by letting go of limiting beliefs. Some clients prefer Japanese Reiki energy sessions which help balance the body mentally, physically and emotionally.
I believe that change is possible for anyone who wants it. It is my passion to help you on your journey to a joyful and satisfying life. I do this by using cognitive behavioral techniques and providing a safe and loving environment in which to heal old wounds and give you tools to manage your current challenges. This includes; anxiety, depression, addiction, food and body issues, or relational problems. Wherever you find yourself I can help you to develop a compassionate view of yourself and empower you to take steps towards getting your unmet needs fulfilled.
Therapy can provide a place for you to grow, overcome the obstacles of life, and improve your relationships. It is my desire to provide a safe, respectful and nurturing environment for you to reach your goals. My specialties include treatment of individuals with anxiety and depression, attachment trauma, relationship issues, and treatment of PTSD. I love working with couples! I am a Gottman Level I and II Trained Couple Therapist, EFT Level I Couple Therapist and a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. Couples can improve their communication skills and reduce conflict, while achieving deeper intimacy and forming trusting relationships.
I believe each one of us has the capacity and resilience to live a full, meaningful life, in spite of painful and traumatic experiences; but we need a place where the unbearable feelings can be expressed, shared, and understood-opening new paths and new possibilities for deeper meaning in our lives.
I am privileged to walk alongside you and help you grow beyond the places you have felt disheartened and convinced that expansiveness and growth were out of reach. Therapy provides a profoundly relational context for emotional expansiveness, human understanding, and a growing capacity to bear life's inevitable trials.
You can have support through this challenging time. You deserve it. I employ an integrated therapeutic approach grounded toward helping people to help themselves. I provide an accepting, respectful and trusting atmosphere while utilizing the most appropriate methods to meet your unique needs. Change happens in small steps and reaching out takes a lot of courage. I would be honored to assist you on your path. Call and make an appointment today.
Life can be unpredictable and feel out of our control. The day-to-day stress, exhaustion, and relationship difficulties can be overwhelming and hold us back without us even realizing it. Our therapeutic collaboration will help you learn how to react, cope, and move forward, no matter what the circumstance! Every person is different and deserves to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their potential, and their personal desires. My eclectic approach combines psychodynamic, CBT, and DBT skill techniques with an individualized approach for each client.
Jessica Morris, MA, MFT established a private practice for clients who want to integrate their spiritual journey in the therapeutic process and want a therapist who can include it in the dialogue of therapy. A client who is interested in taking steps toward self discovery and self acceptance as well as one who wants to feel fulfilled and invigorated with life will highly benefit from Jessica's guidance. These are more than possibilities for you; let Jessica show you how to make them your reality. She can help you in making positive change and find meaning and understanding in your life.
Bijana uses a humanistic and strengths-based approach to empower clients create their own roadmap for their lives, encouraging them to use their values and passions as their compass when in search for direction. Bijana’s passion for mental health has taken her through many avenues of therapeutic work, including individual and group therapy, residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment programs, and school-based counseling.
I am a certified Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist. I enjoy working with many different types of people, men and women. I take the therapeutic relationship seriously and see this relationship as a commitment to support the growth and evolution of the soul and the human being. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, life-threatening illness, marital relationship issues, parenting issues, issues particular to women such as pregnancy, childbirth and rearing, assisting women and assisting women find their voices. I also love working with men, assisting them discover meaning through the therapeutic relationship.
I would like to briefly highlight a few experiences and specialties. 1st:MARRIAGE & FAMILY: I have worked successfully with hundreds of couples and families to bring love and harmony back into their relationships. 2nd: ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, & TRAUMAS of all types: molestation, fear of flying, public speaking, driving, performance, and more. For well over a decade I've specialized in the therapies of EMDR & TFT; studied personally with Roger Callahan, PhD., and Francis Shapiro, Ph.D.,the creators of TFT and EMDR. This work is highly effective and rapid - often ending years/decades of suffering.
Human beings are complex and unique. We go through challenges that we cannot always see our way though on our own. My experience and interest includes working with children, adolescents, individuals and families on a variety of different issues; including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, multi-cultural families and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village 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.
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