Dr. Elyssa Helfer

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, CST

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Dr. Elyssa Helfer

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, CST

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 748-9443
Offers online therapy

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About

My approach to therapy is not traditional. Life can be really f-cking hard and my goal as a therapist is to show up in my authenticity with you and be a source of support as you navigate the many twists and turns of life. Therapy can be tough and I believe that it takes honesty, transparency, and connection to create the dynamic required for making change. Some of my favorite clients are those who have been anti-therapy/thearpy resistant throughout their lives. Let me show you that this journey doesn't have to be as bad as you've imagined.
While I am able to work with a number of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, work stress, and more, my primary focus of practice is sex and sexuality. Whether exploring Kink/BDSM, Swing Lifestyles, Non-Monogamy, and more, I am here to help you discover and empower your identity and to help it blossom in a safe, affirming, and open environment.
My approach may be eclectic and I am not one to shy away from the occasional (or not so occasional) curse word. I am passionate about what I do and believe that quality, honest, and deep work can be life changing. If you are ready, let’s do this.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Billing statements can be provided if a PPO- insurance plan is utilized if you're eligible for reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Email me or call (818) 748-9443 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / LMFT118463
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 2016
I am a Certified Sex Therapist as well as a Certified Sexologist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: TPMF609 Florida Department of Health
  • License No. and State: 0002173 Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Location

Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 748-9443
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Kink/BDSM/Non-Monogamy
  • Sex Therapy/Sexual Issues
  • Relationship Conflict
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022
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Dr. Elyssa Helfer

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, CST