Debra Brunsten

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Debra Brunsten

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


Location

Offers online therapy

Debra Brunsten MFT
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 494-7039

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Announcement icon Due to the current health crisis, I am offering sessions via teletherapy. Please contact me to discuss details. I can help you through this.
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
Whether you are facing a small "t" trauma, or what Mark Epstein, M.D. refers to in his book "The Trauma of Everyday Life", or a big "T" trauma, such as traumatic events or even attachment/relationship trauma, you deserve to feel better sooner and long into the future. Let's create a new narrative of hope together.
In our interactive and conversational sessions, we will strive to edit and "rewrite" negative or problem stories into more preferred stories - stories that do work for you. As part of my expertise, I also employ mindfulness-based cognitive therapy practices and EMDR techniques to activate the natural healing and help you build resilience to challenges.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC34322
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 1994

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Parnell Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Debra Brunsten MFT
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 494-7039
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Buddhist/Eastern/Mindfulness practices
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2020
Debra Brunsten, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Debra Brunsten

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT