Jessica Edelstein - Art Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, CDP Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Offers online therapy
All part of the human experience –especially during sensitive life stage & family changes.
I see you. I hear you. You’ve tried solving tough problems on your own, but it just isn't working & you’re finally ready to do this. A couch & a box of tissues isn’t enough. You are a creative person who just needs some real tools to navigate your current situation. I can help. Art Therapy is a natural, comfortable, even fun way to gently learn how your unique brain works & get you (or a loved one) back on track. Using a variety of visual methods and art making materials, we’ll lay your issues out on paper to help explore solutions. Learn to meaningfully respond to anxiety & overwhelm related to Parenting, Adulting, Aging or Grief.
(424) 292-6913
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Los Angeles, CA 90038
Offers online therapy
All part of the human experience –especially during sensitive life stage & family changes.
I see you. I hear you. You’ve tried solving tough problems on your own, but it just isn't working & you’re finally ready to do this. A couch & a box of tissues isn’t enough. You are a creative person who just needs some real tools to navigate your current situation. I can help. Art Therapy is a natural, comfortable, even fun way to gently learn how your unique brain works & get you (or a loved one) back on track. Using a variety of visual methods and art making materials, we’ll lay your issues out on paper to help explore solutions. Learn to meaningfully respond to anxiety & overwhelm related to Parenting, Adulting, Aging or Grief.
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC , E500RYT, EMDR Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. I also provide Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, schizophrenic, and adult Autism spectrum.
(323) 366-3016
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. I also provide Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, schizophrenic, and adult Autism spectrum.
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Jamie Burger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Offers online therapy
I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years, working with a wide range of clients and issues, including grief, anxiety and trauma. I believe when a client feels safe and has guidance they can work through pain and difficulty feelings and begin to heal.
(323) 417-0494
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
Offers online therapy
I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 20 years, working with a wide range of clients and issues, including grief, anxiety and trauma. I believe when a client feels safe and has guidance they can work through pain and difficulty feelings and begin to heal.
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Nicoletta Heidegger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (# 110256); BA in Psychology from Stanford University; MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University; Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.
Do other therapists not understand your sexual preferences? Are you struggling to connect with others or your partner? Are you satisfied? Our culture features sex everywhere, but we don't or often can't talk about it. Whether you were raised in a Catholic household that never had any discussions or displays of sexuality, or if you are looking to explore the swinging lifestyle, look no further! Sex is a complicated part of our lives- encompassing culture, religion, self esteem, time; the list goes on. Let me help you find yourself and increase pleasure and satisfaction in all aspects of your life! www.Nicolettavheidegger.com
(323) 306-3682
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (# 110256); BA in Psychology from Stanford University; MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University; Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.
Do other therapists not understand your sexual preferences? Are you struggling to connect with others or your partner? Are you satisfied? Our culture features sex everywhere, but we don't or often can't talk about it. Whether you were raised in a Catholic household that never had any discussions or displays of sexuality, or if you are looking to explore the swinging lifestyle, look no further! Sex is a complicated part of our lives- encompassing culture, religion, self esteem, time; the list goes on. Let me help you find yourself and increase pleasure and satisfaction in all aspects of your life! www.Nicolettavheidegger.com
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Meme Rhee
Marriage & Family Therapist, Psy, D, MFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
My area of expertise include: (teens and adults) Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Addiction, Eating Disorders/Body Image EMDR/Trauma Resolution, Cross Cultural Counseling for Asian Americans, Creativity/Performance Enhancement, Couples/Family Therapy.
As a certified psychoanalyst, I specialize in treating teens and adults who struggle with depression; intense anxiety; obsessive-compulsive symptoms including invasive, disturbing thoughts; intolerable, painful emotions; high-conflict relationships; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; substance and/or alcohol abuse; eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our collaboration strives to help you find internal harmony. My method of investigation of the mind is designed to help you gain clarity in your thinking, achieve emotional containment and experience self-empowerment.
(424) 254-5197
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
My area of expertise include: (teens and adults) Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Addiction, Eating Disorders/Body Image EMDR/Trauma Resolution, Cross Cultural Counseling for Asian Americans, Creativity/Performance Enhancement, Couples/Family Therapy.
As a certified psychoanalyst, I specialize in treating teens and adults who struggle with depression; intense anxiety; obsessive-compulsive symptoms including invasive, disturbing thoughts; intolerable, painful emotions; high-conflict relationships; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; substance and/or alcohol abuse; eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our collaboration strives to help you find internal harmony. My method of investigation of the mind is designed to help you gain clarity in your thinking, achieve emotional containment and experience self-empowerment.
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Ildiko Tabori-Corral
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Offers online therapy
I combine a unique and specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Choice Theory with a Family Systems approach to treatment. I view maladaptive behavioral patterns as a result of inadequate or dysfunctional life choices. I assist my clients in recognizing these patterns of behavior and encourage them to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness through the choices they make in life. I work collaboratively with my clients using a "here and now" problem-solving technique and develop a treatment plan that uses psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and social support networks.
(310) 341-7061
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
Offers online therapy
I combine a unique and specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Choice Theory with a Family Systems approach to treatment. I view maladaptive behavioral patterns as a result of inadequate or dysfunctional life choices. I assist my clients in recognizing these patterns of behavior and encourage them to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness through the choices they make in life. I work collaboratively with my clients using a "here and now" problem-solving technique and develop a treatment plan that uses psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and social support networks.
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Jaime Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am certified as a LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapist through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-California Division.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
(323) 553-3892
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am certified as a LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapist through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-California Division.
I engage in conversations that explore the ideas and understandings you have of yourself, others and of the world. Together we identify your strengths and values so that you may generate productive and effective choices that enable you to achieve the goals in life you desire.
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Juliet Lardizabal Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90020
I have a person-centered and humanistic approach balanced with a family systems orientation while focusing on problem solving.
Welcome! Know that it takes tremendous courage to seek professional help. In psychotherapy, I provide you with safety, empathy and understanding. In the safety of a therapeutic relationship, you can go past the fear, blaming and guilt, you can go to the place of hurt and suffering as you make sense of your problems or in the struggles of your loved one. In the safety of my presence, you can sit with your emotional pain and suffering while increasing your ability to solve problems and your innate ability to experience hope, happiness and love.
(626) 498-2211
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Los Angeles, CA 90020
I have a person-centered and humanistic approach balanced with a family systems orientation while focusing on problem solving.
Welcome! Know that it takes tremendous courage to seek professional help. In psychotherapy, I provide you with safety, empathy and understanding. In the safety of a therapeutic relationship, you can go past the fear, blaming and guilt, you can go to the place of hurt and suffering as you make sense of your problems or in the struggles of your loved one. In the safety of my presence, you can sit with your emotional pain and suffering while increasing your ability to solve problems and your innate ability to experience hope, happiness and love.
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K'Hara Mckinney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Do you have a painful history, stressful life event or tumultuous past that is keeping you from having satisfying relationships and healthy intimacy with others? Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, or simply current challenging situations, there are healthy and effective ways to cope and heal. If you would like to learn more ways to manage these hardships, therapy may be right for you. Whether individual, couples, or family counseling, finding a compassionate and objective provider can be nurturing in helping to make the shift that you need to move forward.
(323) 489-6397
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Do you have a painful history, stressful life event or tumultuous past that is keeping you from having satisfying relationships and healthy intimacy with others? Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, or simply current challenging situations, there are healthy and effective ways to cope and heal. If you would like to learn more ways to manage these hardships, therapy may be right for you. Whether individual, couples, or family counseling, finding a compassionate and objective provider can be nurturing in helping to make the shift that you need to move forward.
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Christopher Mulligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Offers online therapy
I provide individual, family, and group therapy for teens and adults struggling with major depression,bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety). I specialize in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy (both evidenced -based models). I have extensive experience using group therapy to treat severe depression, including suicidal thinking and behavior.
(424) 543-1080
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
Offers online therapy
I provide individual, family, and group therapy for teens and adults struggling with major depression,bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety). I specialize in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy (both evidenced -based models). I have extensive experience using group therapy to treat severe depression, including suicidal thinking and behavior.
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Stan Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
With practice in many areas - MBA with corporate experience, Masters in Landscape Architecture, EMDR treatment for trauma, Registered Art Therapist, licensure as a Marital and Family Therapist, I am able to understand where most people come from and how to go about helping you find your way towards a healthy mental state.
I help clients find paths that nurture and grow parts of the self that can enhance one’s experience of life to be fulfilling and whole. People come to me wanting to find out why their life is not satisfying and what could be done to work towards that goal. Often times they are stuck in life situations that block creativity and paths to self defined success. Goals often include happiness, pain relief (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional), self-awareness, productivity, insight, improved socialization, healthy relationships (or finding one), meaning, and contentment with life.
(424) 334-6416
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
With practice in many areas - MBA with corporate experience, Masters in Landscape Architecture, EMDR treatment for trauma, Registered Art Therapist, licensure as a Marital and Family Therapist, I am able to understand where most people come from and how to go about helping you find your way towards a healthy mental state.
I help clients find paths that nurture and grow parts of the self that can enhance one’s experience of life to be fulfilling and whole. People come to me wanting to find out why their life is not satisfying and what could be done to work towards that goal. Often times they are stuck in life situations that block creativity and paths to self defined success. Goals often include happiness, pain relief (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional), self-awareness, productivity, insight, improved socialization, healthy relationships (or finding one), meaning, and contentment with life.
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Mario Palacios
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Offers online therapy
If needed, I can provide family therapy sessions in your home.
¿Está teniendo dificultades en su vida? Are you currently dealing with personal issues? Is it difficult to make decisions? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? Are you feeling trapped? I have much empathy and concern for those who are dealing with pain, grief and loss. Seeking help can be a challenge, but it can also bring a sense of HOPE. Don't carry the burden alone!
(310) 906-4882
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
Offers online therapy
If needed, I can provide family therapy sessions in your home.
¿Está teniendo dificultades en su vida? Are you currently dealing with personal issues? Is it difficult to make decisions? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? Are you feeling trapped? I have much empathy and concern for those who are dealing with pain, grief and loss. Seeking help can be a challenge, but it can also bring a sense of HOPE. Don't carry the burden alone!
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Joshua Carroll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, children, teens, and families to address relational conflicts, behavioral and academic problems, and general family dysfunction. I also support parents, and work with them to better understand the underlying causes of their children's acting-out, self-harming, and/or self-isolating behaviors.
(213) 984-4684
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, children, teens, and families to address relational conflicts, behavioral and academic problems, and general family dysfunction. I also support parents, and work with them to better understand the underlying causes of their children's acting-out, self-harming, and/or self-isolating behaviors.
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Laurie Markham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, working with adults, couples, children/adolescents and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss, trauma, and life transitions. I believe that people are experts in their own lives but can nonetheless benefit from conversations that invite fresh perspectives. Prior to working in private practice, I was an early member of UCLA's Behavioral Health Associates, an integrative health network, where I provided therapy to clients of all ages and worked collaboratively with medical professionals.
(323) 302-5547
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, working with adults, couples, children/adolescents and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss, trauma, and life transitions. I believe that people are experts in their own lives but can nonetheless benefit from conversations that invite fresh perspectives. Prior to working in private practice, I was an early member of UCLA's Behavioral Health Associates, an integrative health network, where I provided therapy to clients of all ages and worked collaboratively with medical professionals.
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
I also specialized in multicultural issues and diversity issues such as identity issues, life transitions, and family issues.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(818) 390-9143
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Offers online therapy
I also specialized in multicultural issues and diversity issues such as identity issues, life transitions, and family issues.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
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Cyber Addiction Recovery Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Offers online therapy
I have 20 years of experience treating children, teens and young adults with anxiety, mood, and impulse control disorders. I specialize in internet and video game addiction, Including teen and adult online pornography addiction. I conduct groups for internet and video game addiction. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling focusing on addiction and the underlying problems that create addiction.
(562) 250-5109
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
Offers online therapy
I have 20 years of experience treating children, teens and young adults with anxiety, mood, and impulse control disorders. I specialize in internet and video game addiction, Including teen and adult online pornography addiction. I conduct groups for internet and video game addiction. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling focusing on addiction and the underlying problems that create addiction.
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Sanam Shamtobi
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Using evidenced based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Therapy, I hope to create a safe and goal-oriented environment with a strong emphasis on the client’s wellbeing and context.
My mission is to help clients (both individuals and couples) navigate the struggles and challenges of life while reminding them to celebrate their strengths and successes. I believe that human beings do not need to give in to the pressure of always feeling happy, grateful, and positive. Sometimes it is OK to sit with sadness, anger, and the discomfort of ambiguity. We are not often taught how to tolerate discomfort, but I want to help you reshape those feelings into pathways towards growth and self-actualization. I am active and involved in your therapy sessions, and will provide you with both structure and space as needed.
(626) 714-2822
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
Using evidenced based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Therapy, I hope to create a safe and goal-oriented environment with a strong emphasis on the client’s wellbeing and context.
My mission is to help clients (both individuals and couples) navigate the struggles and challenges of life while reminding them to celebrate their strengths and successes. I believe that human beings do not need to give in to the pressure of always feeling happy, grateful, and positive. Sometimes it is OK to sit with sadness, anger, and the discomfort of ambiguity. We are not often taught how to tolerate discomfort, but I want to help you reshape those feelings into pathways towards growth and self-actualization. I am active and involved in your therapy sessions, and will provide you with both structure and space as needed.
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Yvonne Thomas
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
In addition to the specialties listed below, some of my others include: Singles Looking for Love, Co-Dependency with Family or Significant Others, Women's issues, Men's issues, Career and/or Work issues, Relocation issues, Downsizing in One's Life and/or at Work, and Low Motivation.
Are you unhappy? Working together with the RIGHT therapist is key to changing that. It's also important to find a psychologist who can work within both your emotional and financial comfort zones. I provide an interactive, warm environment where clients feel comfortable and are productive. Having three psychology degrees, many specialties, and twenty+ years as a clinical expert, I identify and replace clients' negative patterns, thoughts, and feelings with more accurate, positive ones, and work through their deeper, "root" issues for more lasting effects. Change IS possible. Call me now to book a free phone consultation.
(424) 294-8860
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
In addition to the specialties listed below, some of my others include: Singles Looking for Love, Co-Dependency with Family or Significant Others, Women's issues, Men's issues, Career and/or Work issues, Relocation issues, Downsizing in One's Life and/or at Work, and Low Motivation.
Are you unhappy? Working together with the RIGHT therapist is key to changing that. It's also important to find a psychologist who can work within both your emotional and financial comfort zones. I provide an interactive, warm environment where clients feel comfortable and are productive. Having three psychology degrees, many specialties, and twenty+ years as a clinical expert, I identify and replace clients' negative patterns, thoughts, and feelings with more accurate, positive ones, and work through their deeper, "root" issues for more lasting effects. Change IS possible. Call me now to book a free phone consultation.
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Nadia Akhtar Sim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, couples and family therapy, and utilize a relational approach in my practice.
I believe the foundation of living a truly fulfilling life comes from genuine and nurturing connection to others. As a therapist, my work consists of helping you find this type of connection through embracing vulnerability, increasing acceptance, and learning to live whole-heartedly. Through our collaboration, we can gently and compassionately explore your needs, hopes, and fears while empowering you to utilize your strengths. Ultimately, you will arrive at a place of greater integration of all parts of yourself, while developing greater curiosity, and understanding of the painful emotions and challenges that arise throughout life.
(323) 629-4886
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, couples and family therapy, and utilize a relational approach in my practice.
I believe the foundation of living a truly fulfilling life comes from genuine and nurturing connection to others. As a therapist, my work consists of helping you find this type of connection through embracing vulnerability, increasing acceptance, and learning to live whole-heartedly. Through our collaboration, we can gently and compassionately explore your needs, hopes, and fears while empowering you to utilize your strengths. Ultimately, you will arrive at a place of greater integration of all parts of yourself, while developing greater curiosity, and understanding of the painful emotions and challenges that arise throughout life.
Dr. Wendy Schwartz O'Connor & Assoc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD, Life, Coach Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
Dr. Wendy M. O'Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as holds a doctorate in psychology and is in private practice in Brentwood & Encino California. She has worked in various settings with over seventeen years of experience in the community. Dr. Wendy O'Connor & Associates specialize in single adults, couples & teens.
(310) 906-4422
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
Dr. Wendy M. O'Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as holds a doctorate in psychology and is in private practice in Brentwood & Encino California. She has worked in various settings with over seventeen years of experience in the community. Dr. Wendy O'Connor & Associates specialize in single adults, couples & teens.

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If you're looking for family therapy in Los Angeles or for a Los Angeles family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Los Angeles using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counseling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.