Christine Rivlin
APCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
(805) 219-7042
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adults who are wanting to manage symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will be with you on your path to discovery, recovery, and finding the person you would like to become. I approach therapy with a client-centered approach in order to create a safe, comfortable space for you to share and express yourself, and your vulnerabilities. We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate difficult emotions, and restore broken relationships. I believe the trust built between Client and Therapist is powerful, and necessary in order to help you through your healing journey.
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Clyde Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!
(805) 350-7998
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!
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Beverly Barclay
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist is crucial to effective therapy. In Person or Telepsych/Video services available for ease of appointments, sessions during lunch hours, sessions from home, or those who wish to avoid long commutes. I specialize in Trauma, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Flashback Cessation, and Mood Disorders including depression and anxiety. Confidentiality and anonymity are highly valued as I often work with first responders, Police, Fire, Military personnel and other professionals.
(702) 710-1844
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist is crucial to effective therapy. In Person or Telepsych/Video services available for ease of appointments, sessions during lunch hours, sessions from home, or those who wish to avoid long commutes. I specialize in Trauma, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Flashback Cessation, and Mood Disorders including depression and anxiety. Confidentiality and anonymity are highly valued as I often work with first responders, Police, Fire, Military personnel and other professionals.
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Molly Garber
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, anger issues, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma? In my practice, I use a systemic approach in which I meet you where you are from session-to-session in order to provide a sense of comfort, trust, and understanding with my clients. I see healing as a sine wave; there are ups-and-downs, but we're always on an upward trajectory. It is my commitment to walk with you through your growth with a focus on providing the safety and support that your healing requires.
(805) 209-1849
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, anger issues, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma? In my practice, I use a systemic approach in which I meet you where you are from session-to-session in order to provide a sense of comfort, trust, and understanding with my clients. I see healing as a sine wave; there are ups-and-downs, but we're always on an upward trajectory. It is my commitment to walk with you through your growth with a focus on providing the safety and support that your healing requires.
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Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Anger management and domestic violence, grief, depression, life changes, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, bi-polar disorder and more.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
(805) 749-2056
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Anger management and domestic violence, grief, depression, life changes, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, bi-polar disorder and more.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
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Melinda Meeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
My areas of treatment include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, spirituality, disabilities and chronic pain, conflict resolution and repair for couples that may include forgiveness of self and others.
I honor your first step in seeking the extra support and guidance you may be desiring at this time. I can offer specific skills and strategies that strengthen your confidence in handling whatever life experiences you are encountering right now. And equally important, I offer a safe and compassionate space as you begin the path of exploration into yourself and your life goals.
(805) 921-7067
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
My areas of treatment include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, spirituality, disabilities and chronic pain, conflict resolution and repair for couples that may include forgiveness of self and others.
I honor your first step in seeking the extra support and guidance you may be desiring at this time. I can offer specific skills and strategies that strengthen your confidence in handling whatever life experiences you are encountering right now. And equally important, I offer a safe and compassionate space as you begin the path of exploration into yourself and your life goals.
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Cynthia Grow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT-CA, LMFT-FL Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile! I appreciate your courage in seeking therapy. This can feel like a huge step, but it's really like having skilled companionship on a safe, self-paced journey, customized specifically for you. Sometimes problems feel overwhelming and concentrated focus is important for relief. Sometimes just a "tune-up" is nice. Either way, you'll find me client centered, compassionate, and gentle. I'm an EMDR trauma recovery specialist, and I'm also skilled helping clients overcome depression, grief, making it through life-transitions, loss, relationships, parenting, anxiety, and more.
(352) 533-2709
Verified
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile! I appreciate your courage in seeking therapy. This can feel like a huge step, but it's really like having skilled companionship on a safe, self-paced journey, customized specifically for you. Sometimes problems feel overwhelming and concentrated focus is important for relief. Sometimes just a "tune-up" is nice. Either way, you'll find me client centered, compassionate, and gentle. I'm an EMDR trauma recovery specialist, and I'm also skilled helping clients overcome depression, grief, making it through life-transitions, loss, relationships, parenting, anxiety, and more.
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Ted Wrablik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CATC Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach focuses on assisting you to explore, understand, and develop effective strategies to change life situations that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I assist clients to be heard in safe, emotionally secure setting with a personal theapeutic connection. Improving your quality of Life is the goal. Your therapy sessions are directed by your needs and goals. I have a dedicated following of clients and am referred many by word of mouth. Please call or E-mail me today, Try a free 15 minute consultation.
(805) 283-6858
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach focuses on assisting you to explore, understand, and develop effective strategies to change life situations that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I assist clients to be heard in safe, emotionally secure setting with a personal theapeutic connection. Improving your quality of Life is the goal. Your therapy sessions are directed by your needs and goals. I have a dedicated following of clients and am referred many by word of mouth. Please call or E-mail me today, Try a free 15 minute consultation.
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Lisa Conn Akoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
(805) 719-7406
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
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Andrew Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. He earned his AB degree from Wabash College and has a Bible Certificate from Puget Sound Christian College. Andrew works with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He has experience leading group therapy. While working with a wide range of clients, he particularly enjoys working with tween, teen, and adult males and couples.
(805) 919-8613
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. He earned his AB degree from Wabash College and has a Bible Certificate from Puget Sound Christian College. Andrew works with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He has experience leading group therapy. While working with a wide range of clients, he particularly enjoys working with tween, teen, and adult males and couples.
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Kim Reinman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
I help children, adolescents, adults and families who are dealing with emotional pain due to anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief and loss.
What makes therapy work is the relationship/connection between the therapist and client, as well as the skills and technical expertise the therapist brings to the table. I am supportive, caring and committed to being totally present, meeting people where they are right now, hearing them in their own terms. Relationships between individuals, couples and families have become so stressful in these crazy-making times. I see my job as helping clients untangle life's challenges and assisting them in getting in touch with their own inner resources.
(805) 409-8495
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
I help children, adolescents, adults and families who are dealing with emotional pain due to anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief and loss.
What makes therapy work is the relationship/connection between the therapist and client, as well as the skills and technical expertise the therapist brings to the table. I am supportive, caring and committed to being totally present, meeting people where they are right now, hearing them in their own terms. Relationships between individuals, couples and families have become so stressful in these crazy-making times. I see my job as helping clients untangle life's challenges and assisting them in getting in touch with their own inner resources.
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Rachel B Aarons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Whether you are depressed, anxious, unhappy in a relationship or lonely without one, change is possible quickly and effectively using EMDR therapy and the Early Trauma Protocol.
I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be.
(805) 667-0783
Verified
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Whether you are depressed, anxious, unhappy in a relationship or lonely without one, change is possible quickly and effectively using EMDR therapy and the Early Trauma Protocol.
I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be.
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Balanced Wheel Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment issues, infant and early childhood mental health, adoption, survivors of abuse, domestic violence, LGBT issues, survivors of suicide, parenting, spirituality and difficult life transitions.
With well over 15 years experience working with clients in various settings, I still find it an honor and joy to witness personal transformations. I provide a warm, safe, and non- judgmental space where children, teens, and adults can reflect on how they are developing and explore what changes they want to create for themselves. I join clients in creating attainable goals that help find balance, satisfaction, and well being in all areas of one's life.
(805) 256-1434
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment issues, infant and early childhood mental health, adoption, survivors of abuse, domestic violence, LGBT issues, survivors of suicide, parenting, spirituality and difficult life transitions.
With well over 15 years experience working with clients in various settings, I still find it an honor and joy to witness personal transformations. I provide a warm, safe, and non- judgmental space where children, teens, and adults can reflect on how they are developing and explore what changes they want to create for themselves. I join clients in creating attainable goals that help find balance, satisfaction, and well being in all areas of one's life.
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Jamie Moritz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Life often leaves us feeling stressed and isolated. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving toward relational health and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting and marriages, I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals, couples or families to find help. I welcome the integration of issues of faith in the therapeutic process. I seek to understand where you are coming from and to partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.
(805) 864-5028
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Life often leaves us feeling stressed and isolated. Seeking therapy can be an important step in moving toward relational health and wholeness. With experience in addressing issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting and marriages, I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals, couples or families to find help. I welcome the integration of issues of faith in the therapeutic process. I seek to understand where you are coming from and to partner with you as you identify positive steps in your journey towards healing.
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Lois Zsarnay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, CCTP, RD, EMDR Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
My primary specialties are working with people with eating disorders, addictions, anxiety and depression.
How will you know when you don't need to come here anymore? We explore together where the client is at in their journey and what is working and not working for them. I then help the Client to identify what they want to have different in their life and collaborate with them to develop the plan of how to achieve it. My focus is on balance and moderation in all areas of life. I work with clients via telemedicine sessions for both talk therapy & EMDR. Please email or call to explore if we would be a good working team.
(820) 300-7685
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93004
Offers online therapy
My primary specialties are working with people with eating disorders, addictions, anxiety and depression.
How will you know when you don't need to come here anymore? We explore together where the client is at in their journey and what is working and not working for them. I then help the Client to identify what they want to have different in their life and collaborate with them to develop the plan of how to achieve it. My focus is on balance and moderation in all areas of life. I work with clients via telemedicine sessions for both talk therapy & EMDR. Please email or call to explore if we would be a good working team.
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Toni Wellen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Envision yourself relaxed, comfortable and positive in the face of anxiety, despair and pain? Sadly, those feelings can be overwhelming affecting happiness and physical health. There are crisis moments life when you feel overwhelmed, helpless and lack answers to problems. MINDFULNESS techniques will help you discover the solutions you need. I have 29 years experience helping individuals successfully overcome stress, crisis, depression, anxiety, insomnia, abuse, self-esteem, addiction, anger management and other life concerns using a reality-based practical approach in combination with positive empathy and respect. My methods using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy are highly effective with clients of all ages.
(805) 467-7148
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Envision yourself relaxed, comfortable and positive in the face of anxiety, despair and pain? Sadly, those feelings can be overwhelming affecting happiness and physical health. There are crisis moments life when you feel overwhelmed, helpless and lack answers to problems. MINDFULNESS techniques will help you discover the solutions you need. I have 29 years experience helping individuals successfully overcome stress, crisis, depression, anxiety, insomnia, abuse, self-esteem, addiction, anger management and other life concerns using a reality-based practical approach in combination with positive empathy and respect. My methods using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy are highly effective with clients of all ages.
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Sharon Beck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
In my practice, I provide services for adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, life transition challenges or trauma. In addition, I serve transgender and non-binary individuals. Another population I work with are those who experience sensory processing sensitivity also know as HSPs (Highly Sensitive People).
(805) 416-2419
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
In my practice, I provide services for adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, life transition challenges or trauma. In addition, I serve transgender and non-binary individuals. Another population I work with are those who experience sensory processing sensitivity also know as HSPs (Highly Sensitive People).
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Faviola Macias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93007
I have 18 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a psychotherapist with a specialty and passion for working with individuals struggling with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, adolescent struggles, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem and more. I am dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and confidential environment to ensure that we collaborate and discover what's important to you. I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personal tools necessary to improve the quality of your life.
(805) 665-3622
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93007
I have 18 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a psychotherapist with a specialty and passion for working with individuals struggling with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, adolescent struggles, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem and more. I am dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and confidential environment to ensure that we collaborate and discover what's important to you. I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personal tools necessary to improve the quality of your life.
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Amy Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
I believe my role as a therapist is to partner with you in order to help you to connect with your own innate strength. It is not uncommon to have feelings of anxiety or depression given the many challenges of life. Perhaps you are moving through the grief of losing a loved one or relationship. I am here to help you find your way through the confusion and pain. I have been honored to work with people during the most painful of circumstances. In my work with families during the challenge of end of life issues, I am able to offer support as they journey toward a new way of experiencing their loss.
(310) 562-8393
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
I believe my role as a therapist is to partner with you in order to help you to connect with your own innate strength. It is not uncommon to have feelings of anxiety or depression given the many challenges of life. Perhaps you are moving through the grief of losing a loved one or relationship. I am here to help you find your way through the confusion and pain. I have been honored to work with people during the most painful of circumstances. In my work with families during the challenge of end of life issues, I am able to offer support as they journey toward a new way of experiencing their loss.
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Mary Ellen Cullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with anyone who is recovering from abuse or trauma in their lives, those with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues or those who simply want to live more fully with greater confidence and creativity.
When working with a client, I find it most important to create an "emotional safe space" where one feels comfortable to openly express and is able to feel truly heard and understood. My overall approach focuses on helping one strengthen one's own relationship with them self via self compassion and self kindness. It is my experience that this is the most effective way to find clarity and balance in one's relationships, work and overall ability to feel unconditionally comfortable with oneself. It means nourishing your mind, body and soul by having the kindest thoughts about yourself, caring for your body and finding your own unique spiritual connection between you and life. When we focus on our own "wholeness" we are able to find peace and able to give more to our relationships and to our dreams.
(805) 953-8946
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with anyone who is recovering from abuse or trauma in their lives, those with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues or those who simply want to live more fully with greater confidence and creativity.
When working with a client, I find it most important to create an "emotional safe space" where one feels comfortable to openly express and is able to feel truly heard and understood. My overall approach focuses on helping one strengthen one's own relationship with them self via self compassion and self kindness. It is my experience that this is the most effective way to find clarity and balance in one's relationships, work and overall ability to feel unconditionally comfortable with oneself. It means nourishing your mind, body and soul by having the kindest thoughts about yourself, caring for your body and finding your own unique spiritual connection between you and life. When we focus on our own "wholeness" we are able to find peace and able to give more to our relationships and to our dreams.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Ventura. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.