Dr. Suzanne Pelka

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD

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Dr. Suzanne Pelka

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD


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Psychotherapy Works, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 601-6882

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Psychotherapy Works, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 601-6882
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In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Our work often begins with constructing a detailed sexual history examining the origins and patterns of your current problems. My 14+ years of experience and warm, actively engaged style of doing therapy will help us dive right in and do deep work rather quickly. You WILL see positive CHANGE.
Credentials: B.A. with honors, UC Berkeley (1996); M.A. and Ph.D. The University of Chicago (2005); Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA (2005-2009). Certified Sexual Addition Therapist (CSAT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified. Knowledge of Clinical Hypnotherapy for Rapid Trauma Resolution. www.drpelka.com

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $280
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • License: California / 48129
  • School: University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IITAP / CSAT (certified sex addiction)
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: The University of Chicago / Ph.D.
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Dr. Suzanne Pelka's Groups

Women's Group Therapy Support

This is a weekly and ongoing process group for women. This group will help you identify your needs and wants and find your voice to communicate those needs and wants. You will learn or rediscover how to open up, trust and be authentic in your relationships - platonic, romantic and familial. This group addresses body image issues and eating disorders as well as difficulty opening up sexually and letting go of past betrayals. It is about learning to be "real" with everyone in your life - including, and perhaps most importantly, yourself.

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Men's Healthy Relationships

This ongoing group therapy addresses and helps positively transform the difficulties men often have opening up about and maintaining good communication in their relationships (family, friends, colleagues, partners). This group addresses men's frequent concerns about their sexual performance (sexual dysfunctions), difficulty dating and maintaining healthy intimacy with their partners.

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Location

Psychotherapy Works, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 601-6882
Offers video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Psychotherapy Works, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 601-6882
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual Addiction
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • communication
  • erectile dysfunction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Dr. Suzanne Pelka is a rare find!
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Suzanne embodies everything a therapist should be. She is warm, consistent, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Her drive and creativity makes her incredibly unique and relentless when it comes to helping clients meet their goals.
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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Dr. Suzanne Pelka, LMFT, CSAT, PhD, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Dr. Suzanne Pelka

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD