Has your child been struggling in school and/or at home? Have teachers told you that your child has tremendous potential if he or she would just try harder or focus more? Has anyone ever suggested to you that your child may have a learning disorder? Do you find that no matter what you try, your child continues to be "difficult" at home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a comprehensive evaluation may be the next step to help clarify why your child is not living up to his or her full potential.
I believe that with the right kind of motivation and support, anyone can make their dreams come true. I would be honored to assist you in navigating your therapeutic journey. I have experience addressing many diverse issues including school problems; social phobias; emotional and physical traumas; parenting skills; as well as assisting young adults transitioning to college and increasing positive family communication skills. I truly enjoy helping people reach their full potentials and dreams. Whatever you are struggling with I am here to help you navigate through it. "Tomorrow Will Be Better"
I believe we are all renegades, worthy of living a life of liberated love. Our binary world makes it challenging to feel accepted, leaving us fragmented and hindering our ability to connect with ourselves and others. I strive to create a safe and affirming space for clients to engage and connect with their whole self. I am passionate about working with individuals, partners, and the LGBTQIA+ community struggling with libido, erectile issues, self-esteem, trauma, spirituality, desire discrepancy, infidelity, intimacy, gender identity, and sexual orientation. My ideal clients are ready to fully show up and claim their pleasure.
I am a mental health professional who believes in mental wellness. Living a life that intentionally focuses on peace, joy and being a better you is my desire for you. Implementing and maintaining change to improve your emotional state is the key to living a mentally healthy life. Through exploration, self-awareness, understanding and responsibility comes the power of positive change. I believe the more we understand, the less we fear and the less we fear, the more we are able to change.
Buddha's quote "The mind is everything. What you think you become", has always been at the center of my beliefs, both personally and professionally. Therefore, I view therapy as a tool that enables us to transcend beyond our previously adopted and perhaps less effective ways of coping with life's challenges, and begin to relearn new ways of dealing with challenges as they arise. This will in turn open up many new windows to self-awareness, ultimately bringing about personal growth and satisfaction both internally and within the context of our relationships, allowing us to live happier more fulfilled lives.
Are you struggling to meet your potential or have fulfilling relationships? Have these feelings been weighing on you more throughout the pandemic? Many of my client’s have struggled for years before seeking therapy, while others have sought various forms of help in the past and simply need continued support. I work closely with all my clients to identify values-based goals that are focused on improving one's sense of wellbeing, while addressing symptoms that interfere with your ability to live life at its fullest.
Hello. My name is Kent and I help kids, teens and their families live happier lives. I am an expert at bridging the communication gap between parents and kids. Is your teen angry or sullen? Slamming his fist through the wall? Screaming her lungs out at you because you are so unfair? How about your little kid? Is he having problems making friends? Perhaps your little girl can't concentrate in school. Maybe there is a tragedy in the family, such as a death, divorce or sudden illness. If so, I'd like to help.
If only you could just tell your kids what to do and watch them feel better! It seldom works out that way, though. To help a child, you have to "speak the language of youth" and find ways to help that aren't lectures or punishments. My office is half consulting room and half art studio. Your child is invited to express their emotions in whatever way suits them--colors, brushes, toys and, yes, a couch. I help kids and teens find their own answers and begin growing into the people they were meant to be.
I have been in practice since 1978 working with teens to seniors on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, family/ relationship problems, harmful behaviors or feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness in their lives. Whether these emotional struggles have been throughout one's life, or the result of a life changing experience such as a divorce, death, illness or the transition of aging, everyone’s journey is unique. I work with each client in the way that best suits their personality and their individual needs.I believe Therapy is the opportunity to explore, learn and heal.
As a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience I have come to view therapy as a collaborative process between patient and therapist. My approach is one of inquiry, exploration and emotional understanding. I believe it is important to understand how we make meaning of our feelings, thoughts and experiences. I value the uniqueness of each therapeutic dyad and feel that this guides the course of treatment.
Feeling stuck? overwhelmed? unhappy? stressed? Need a "tune up"? Are you starting a new relationship, job, in a long-term relationship, raising kids, trying to get "healthy" physically, emotionally, or socially? These things are supposed to make us happy and give us fulfillment, right? We expect we should handle these changes with ease. These transitions can be hard. Some are comfortable with change and don't miss a beat when there is a shift in the lives, however, many of us find ourselves confused, frustrated, stressed, anxious or depressed. I can help you sort out the changes in your life.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who offers well rounded experience in working with individuals, families, and couples, from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. My goal is to help you free yourself from the effects of past experiences and cultural conditioning, break patterns of thinking that lead to conflictual relationships and strengthen your connection to your own unmet needs, help you with areas such as depression, anxiety, divorce, employment issues, life transitions, relationship issues and family conflicts.
How have you been doing recently? There is a lot to worry about when surviving in today's world. We also, all have aspects of ourselves that we wish to change, factors in our relationships that need adjustment, and goals that we want to strive for on top of all of it. Sometimes behaviors that we once used to cope with our stress start to create it instead. Sometimes entirely new events shape our lives in ways that seem impossible to overcome. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to go about working through these problems. There are only ways that work for you and those that don't and I want to help you find out and support what works.
You've entered the right field when you love it after thirty years. Genuine caring, empathy, intensive training and experience enable me to provide accelerated, lasting and substantive results. I have expertise in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and learning disabilities, including, psycho-educational testing and psychotherapy with children. I also specialize in accelerated, emotion-focused therapy, a powerfully effective treatment for depression, anxiety/panic, stress reduction, and relational difficulties. Having developed men's support groups,I help men to become more connected to their emotions.
I am a person centered, strengths based family therapist who specializes in working with kids, teens, young adults and their families. I love therapeutic work, and strongly believe in and advocate for removing the stigma surrounding mental health care. I am here to provide you with the support, guidance and compassion you deserve, until you feel ready to do it on your own.
Worried about your child or a special young kiddo you love? Have they always been active, funny, smart, and talkative but you’re starting to see things change at home or school? Thinking about how they may process new or upcoming changes in the family? Just want to make sure they're okay & maintain their wellbeing? Run out of options & need some new tools? My goal is to inspire & instill hope. My mission is helping children look up & into their future with less worry & fear & more confidence & happiness.
Perhaps you are struggling. You feel down, lonely, unsatisfied, and the person you are doesn’t make you happy. Maybe you’re searching for more meaning, honesty, and truth in the way you live. Perhaps you're finding it hard to maintain healthy and satisfying relationships with the people around you. No matter what is going on, therapy with us will help you find ways to work through your problems together: to understand them deeply, to challenge them constructively, and to move forward peacefully.
I am an expert and specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has proven to be one of the most successful forms of therapy. If you are looking for a no nonsense approach that focuses on the here and now and provides you with effective tools and skills to create immediate reduction in symptoms, then you may benefit from seeing a "true" Cognitive Behavioral therapist. I successfully treat a variety of issues such as: anxiety disorders, ocd, social anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sleep disorders, pain management, attention and concentration, memory, aspergers, traumatic brain injury, adhd, behavioral problems, academic issues and more.
Reclaim Life's Joy! I am an active and supportive listener who demonstrates genuineness, warmth, and empathy. My practice is based on cognitive therapy: identifying "dysfunctional", "irrational" thinking that causes depression, chronic worrying, anxiety, and frustration. I teach clients to recognize and reframe words, thoughts, and events that trigger negative, irrational thoughts and inappropriate and sabotaging behaviors. The goal is to promote empowerment and validation of feelings and needs.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills, or Child Psychologists in Woodland Hills.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills 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.