Choices Counseling & Skills Center

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Choices Counseling & Skills Center

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Choices Counseling & Skills Center
37 Auburn Avenue
Suite 1
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Call Patricia Gieselman
(626) 935-9973
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Choices Counseling & Skills Center - Santa Clarita
25000 Avenue Stanford
Suite 106
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(626) 935-9973
Announcement icon Comprehensive DBT services for adults, adolescents and children via HIPAA-compliant telehealth during Caifornia's stay at home order.

About

Is ongoing daily stress taking its toll at work or home? Does it feel like the most important people in your life can't hear what you want or won't take "no" for an answer? Let's work together to manage stress and take control of emotional reactions and behaviors. When we're angry, hurt, afraid, or nervous we often react in ways that can make an already difficult situation worse. Or, we just freeze and it gets even bigger! It often feels like the more critical the situation, the less effective we are! We can help.
We teach methods/skills to change/manage emotional reactions so they don't control you. Find peace in the face of adversity. Bring more laughter into your life. Skills include: managing distress; dealing with difficult situations; focusing on what "is" rather than what "should be"; taking charge of emotions/behaviors.
This isn't about changing who you are; it's about learning new skills with support and guidance. You CAN learn to take charge of your life, your emotions, and your behaviors. Please contact us so we can begin to find a formula for the life you want to live.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • License: California / MFC 25498
  • School: California State University, Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 1986

Choices Counseling & Skills Center's Groups

Adult DBT Skills Group as Add-On Services

We offer DBT Skills Group for adults currently participating in therapy outside of our office, particularly for those not in comprehensive DBT. Research indicates that the DBT skills alone can assist a client in moving towards more effective behavior and reduce anxiety and depression over time. We invite you to join us to see if the DBT skills can help you enhance movement in your current treatment. *Participants will be asked to provide authorization for their current treatment provider and a consultation with both client and current therapist is required before acceptance to the group. Multiple days/times available.

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Adult DBT Grp/Adolescent Multi-Family DBT Grp

Designed for people who struggle with managing life's challenges and want to take control of the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that make their lives or relationships more difficult or intolerable. The DBT Skills groups offer individuals tools to decrease the reactivity or intensity of their emotions. By learning new skills to use in the moment, clients learn how to get through a bad situation without making it worse, improve problem solving, ask for what they want and say "No" effectively, in order to reduce their suffering and increase their happiness. Multiple days/times available. Adolescent program requires parent participation.

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Location

Choices Counseling & Skills Center
37 Auburn Avenue
Suite 1
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Call Patricia Gieselman
(626) 935-9973
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Choices Counseling & Skills Center - Santa Clarita
25000 Avenue Stanford
Suite 106
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(626) 935-9973
Specialties
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Social Emotional Learning Skills (SEL)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020
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Choices Counseling & Skills Center

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT