Sherry Gaba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am offering teletherapy & in person psychotherapy. Is your relationship in trouble? Is your Codependency or relationship turning your life upside down? Is early trauma or family of origin issues effecting your present relationships? Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to break free from a toxic relationship? If you answered YES, to any of these questions, I am here to help. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, I can help you heal from the past so you can live a more fulfilling life now.
(818) 275-0993
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am offering teletherapy & in person psychotherapy. Is your relationship in trouble? Is your Codependency or relationship turning your life upside down? Is early trauma or family of origin issues effecting your present relationships? Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to break free from a toxic relationship? If you answered YES, to any of these questions, I am here to help. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, I can help you heal from the past so you can live a more fulfilling life now.
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Tanya Samuelian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
The process of finding a therapist is a difficult one and finding the right fit is one of the most important parts of growth and healing in therapy. Just by taking the time to read about me you have already made the most important step towards improving your life. I specialize in adults, couples and families focusing on but not limited to marriage and family therapy, anxiety, depression, communication, stress management and more. If you're not sure of exactly what you need or want to talk more about how we might work together, please contact me today. I provide evening & weekend appointments as well as concierge therapy services.
(818) 276-9846
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
The process of finding a therapist is a difficult one and finding the right fit is one of the most important parts of growth and healing in therapy. Just by taking the time to read about me you have already made the most important step towards improving your life. I specialize in adults, couples and families focusing on but not limited to marriage and family therapy, anxiety, depression, communication, stress management and more. If you're not sure of exactly what you need or want to talk more about how we might work together, please contact me today. I provide evening & weekend appointments as well as concierge therapy services.
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Phinette Norton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) my areas of application and training are rooted in relational experiences and empowerment tools; utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused,Mindfulness and other practices.
Cultivating emotional health, growing vibrantly in daily life requires a harmony of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually grounded as a human being. As lovely as it sounds, this is challenging, if not altogether a daunting process for most of us. Especially with increasing depression, anxiety, life stressors and many other barriers we struggle with. How do we begin? What can be said and how do we embark on creating a healthier relationship with our true authentic self. How do we learn to connect to others and the world to nurture wellbeing? These are the questions to search out and discover. So breathe...and let's begin!
(805) 793-0260
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) my areas of application and training are rooted in relational experiences and empowerment tools; utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused,Mindfulness and other practices.
Cultivating emotional health, growing vibrantly in daily life requires a harmony of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually grounded as a human being. As lovely as it sounds, this is challenging, if not altogether a daunting process for most of us. Especially with increasing depression, anxiety, life stressors and many other barriers we struggle with. How do we begin? What can be said and how do we embark on creating a healthier relationship with our true authentic self. How do we learn to connect to others and the world to nurture wellbeing? These are the questions to search out and discover. So breathe...and let's begin!
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Shaina Sadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
My training/experience in attachment theory, family systems, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness practices support successful trauma-informed treatment to address family disruption/conflict, couples issues, young adults struggling to launch, dual-diagnosis complexities, adoption-related issues, addiction, divorce, grief/loss, and impact of Covid-19.
My clinical approach to healing is humanistic, client-centered, and attachment-focused. I facilitate connection through emotional attunement, curiosity, and empathy that is predicated on non-judgement through a strengths-based lens. The therapeutic alliance is co-constructed collaboratively with individuals/couples/families who wish to do meaningful reparative work around deep unresolved material that can keep a system "stuck" in a feedback loop of historical pattern replication that is no longer effective or has become unmanageable. Clinical focus excavates these maladaptive mechanisms to install and achieve growth-mindset goals.
(818) 436-6545
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
My training/experience in attachment theory, family systems, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness practices support successful trauma-informed treatment to address family disruption/conflict, couples issues, young adults struggling to launch, dual-diagnosis complexities, adoption-related issues, addiction, divorce, grief/loss, and impact of Covid-19.
My clinical approach to healing is humanistic, client-centered, and attachment-focused. I facilitate connection through emotional attunement, curiosity, and empathy that is predicated on non-judgement through a strengths-based lens. The therapeutic alliance is co-constructed collaboratively with individuals/couples/families who wish to do meaningful reparative work around deep unresolved material that can keep a system "stuck" in a feedback loop of historical pattern replication that is no longer effective or has become unmanageable. Clinical focus excavates these maladaptive mechanisms to install and achieve growth-mindset goals.
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Elizabeth M Kolve
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Over the years I have trained in the variety of treatment modalities such as EMDR, Somatic, Interpersonal, Cognitive, Hypnosis, Neurofeedback and Family Systems.
My specialty is to treat Adult and Childhood ( Developmental Trauma), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Fear of flying, driving, claustrophobia and agoraphobia , medical issues related to stress. I also provide couples therapy, and premarital counseling.
(805) 719-7949
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Over the years I have trained in the variety of treatment modalities such as EMDR, Somatic, Interpersonal, Cognitive, Hypnosis, Neurofeedback and Family Systems.
My specialty is to treat Adult and Childhood ( Developmental Trauma), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Fear of flying, driving, claustrophobia and agoraphobia , medical issues related to stress. I also provide couples therapy, and premarital counseling.
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Daniel Veselak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed therapist working for the Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment.
I have worked with teens and adolescents as a camp counselor, youth director, and also high school water polo coach. I offer individual therapy for adolescents, teens, and adults who are depressed, stressed, anxious, or irritable at home, in school, or in social settings. I am interested in fostering positive identity in my practice with individuals, families, and couples. My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they "feel" the way they do, and to help them develop a positive self-regard.
(805) 919-8461
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed therapist working for the Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment.
I have worked with teens and adolescents as a camp counselor, youth director, and also high school water polo coach. I offer individual therapy for adolescents, teens, and adults who are depressed, stressed, anxious, or irritable at home, in school, or in social settings. I am interested in fostering positive identity in my practice with individuals, families, and couples. My work is guided by a belief that clients need to feel safe enough to explore why they "feel" the way they do, and to help them develop a positive self-regard.
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Kimberly Wick Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
My private practice is a great place to share and explore very private thoughts and feelings without judgment. I use different modalities to address issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction or addiction of a loved one, grief and loss, as well as personal growth and life skills. I create individualized treatment plans that best suit your needs, and how much time you want to invest in between sessions on your own. Individual, couples and family counseling is a safe and confidential place to explore, talk, feel, process and grow.
(310) 804-3851
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
My private practice is a great place to share and explore very private thoughts and feelings without judgment. I use different modalities to address issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction or addiction of a loved one, grief and loss, as well as personal growth and life skills. I create individualized treatment plans that best suit your needs, and how much time you want to invest in between sessions on your own. Individual, couples and family counseling is a safe and confidential place to explore, talk, feel, process and grow.
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Karen Lee Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I strive to create a warm, supportive and challenging environment where clients feel safe to work through difficult emotions, past experiences, complicated family dynamics, relationship issues and changes in the seasons of life that create opportunities for growth and a chance to be innovative and become more resilient. I frequently collaborate with other professions with my clients’ permission to coordinate care and facilitate the best possible outcomes.
(805) 410-1654
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I strive to create a warm, supportive and challenging environment where clients feel safe to work through difficult emotions, past experiences, complicated family dynamics, relationship issues and changes in the seasons of life that create opportunities for growth and a chance to be innovative and become more resilient. I frequently collaborate with other professions with my clients’ permission to coordinate care and facilitate the best possible outcomes.
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Leesa Varela
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems and Mindfulness are also routinely integrated into the therapy process.
I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves so they can make a more informed choice about how they wish to move through the world. This is best achieved when a client feels safe, heard and not judged, so that is the essence of what I try to provide to all clients right away - a safe and relaxing space to be listened to with empathy and concern. Trauma and emotional pain can be difficult to deal with, and it’s a privilege to be able to support you as quickly as possible, with evening and weekend availability and two office locations for greater scheduling ease.
(805) 491-9256
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems and Mindfulness are also routinely integrated into the therapy process.
I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves so they can make a more informed choice about how they wish to move through the world. This is best achieved when a client feels safe, heard and not judged, so that is the essence of what I try to provide to all clients right away - a safe and relaxing space to be listened to with empathy and concern. Trauma and emotional pain can be difficult to deal with, and it’s a privilege to be able to support you as quickly as possible, with evening and weekend availability and two office locations for greater scheduling ease.
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Patricia Hill
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. Each person is unique and may seek therapy for his or her own individual needs and goals. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and interactive. I have a broad range of training and experience and treat struggles with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, traumatic experiences, substance abuse, stress management and marriage and family concerns. I feel privileged to journey with clients as they learn more about themselves and forge a path that brings about a healthier and more fulfilling way of life.
(818) 794-0510
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. Each person is unique and may seek therapy for his or her own individual needs and goals. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and interactive. I have a broad range of training and experience and treat struggles with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, traumatic experiences, substance abuse, stress management and marriage and family concerns. I feel privileged to journey with clients as they learn more about themselves and forge a path that brings about a healthier and more fulfilling way of life.
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Elizabeth Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I am currently working toward completing my requirements for licensure and as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I have the opportunity to work under supervision that affords me access to multiple perspectives and ultimately grants me flexibility in my interpretation and treatment of clients.
Anxiety, depression, grief, employment issues, financial stress, relationship conflict, family problems-- these are just a few of the life stressors that are at an all-time high right now. Making the decision to start therapy and choose a therapist can be a daunting process. Whatever your goals, I strive to maintain a collaborative approach that will cultivate safety and trust in the therapeutic process. Therapy can feel uncomfortable at times; my goal is to provide the unbiased, nonjudgmental, supportive and even lighthearted atmosphere that can help ease any misgivings and create the space for meaningful growth.
(818) 293-4853
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I am currently working toward completing my requirements for licensure and as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I have the opportunity to work under supervision that affords me access to multiple perspectives and ultimately grants me flexibility in my interpretation and treatment of clients.
Anxiety, depression, grief, employment issues, financial stress, relationship conflict, family problems-- these are just a few of the life stressors that are at an all-time high right now. Making the decision to start therapy and choose a therapist can be a daunting process. Whatever your goals, I strive to maintain a collaborative approach that will cultivate safety and trust in the therapeutic process. Therapy can feel uncomfortable at times; my goal is to provide the unbiased, nonjudgmental, supportive and even lighthearted atmosphere that can help ease any misgivings and create the space for meaningful growth.
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Teri Reisser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
People seek out a therapist for various reasons. You may be looking for help with a specific crisis (short-term), or you may be at that point in life where you need to re-evaluate everything because it's just not working anymore. What you will experience in my office is a safe place to exhale, help with putting words to the internal chaos that is creating havoc for you, help you understand the relationship between your early family dynamics and present-day behaviors, and give you specific tools to make your life work better. In the past few years, I have incorporated somatic therapies, as well. Sound good? Let's get started!
(805) 322-3730
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
People seek out a therapist for various reasons. You may be looking for help with a specific crisis (short-term), or you may be at that point in life where you need to re-evaluate everything because it's just not working anymore. What you will experience in my office is a safe place to exhale, help with putting words to the internal chaos that is creating havoc for you, help you understand the relationship between your early family dynamics and present-day behaviors, and give you specific tools to make your life work better. In the past few years, I have incorporated somatic therapies, as well. Sound good? Let's get started!
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Jennifer Kopczynski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I specialize in treating children, teens, and young adults. I have worked with this age group for over 10 years in various settings. I have experince in treating different issues such as autism, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, family conflict, and other relationship issues. I enjoy my work and look forward to hopefully meeting and working with you one day!
(805) 322-8127
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I specialize in treating children, teens, and young adults. I have worked with this age group for over 10 years in various settings. I have experince in treating different issues such as autism, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, family conflict, and other relationship issues. I enjoy my work and look forward to hopefully meeting and working with you one day!
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Kenneth England
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Kenneth England is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked at high-quality substance abuse programs such as Cri-Help, The Canyon at Peace Park, historic Promises Malibu and Valley Recovery Center - Agua Dulce. He applies this strong experience for his Private Practice clients, as well. Kenneth finds that it is very important for patients to receive quality service, empathy and guidance in their life-changing decisions. He has also worked with several professional athletes, from some of America's top sports leagues, helping them with problematic issues in their life, including substance use.
(818) 423-4804
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Kenneth England is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked at high-quality substance abuse programs such as Cri-Help, The Canyon at Peace Park, historic Promises Malibu and Valley Recovery Center - Agua Dulce. He applies this strong experience for his Private Practice clients, as well. Kenneth finds that it is very important for patients to receive quality service, empathy and guidance in their life-changing decisions. He has also worked with several professional athletes, from some of America's top sports leagues, helping them with problematic issues in their life, including substance use.
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Leah Dickenson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
When life presents us with challenges that are difficult to overcome on our own, the help of a trusted mental health professional can make all the difference. Have you or a loved one been struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic stress? Do you have concerns about your relationship, parenting, or an obstacle your child or family is facing? You don't have to face these experiences alone. Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself, couples counseling, or help for your child, teen, or family, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery, and wellness
(805) 608-4180
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
When life presents us with challenges that are difficult to overcome on our own, the help of a trusted mental health professional can make all the difference. Have you or a loved one been struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic stress? Do you have concerns about your relationship, parenting, or an obstacle your child or family is facing? You don't have to face these experiences alone. Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself, couples counseling, or help for your child, teen, or family, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery, and wellness
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Rob Scheidlinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, JD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
The decision to engage a therapist is deeply personal and may seem challenging. It is a unique relationship, where ideally, you can be in a safe, empathic environment and talk to someone with in depth psychological training and significant life experience. I offer both to my clients, treating individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. These relationships have led me to focus on the treatment of: anxiety, depression, relational communications, work place stressors, substance use/abuse, attachment disorders, emotional regulation issues, self image, family systems, ADHD, grief and loss, parenting, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, impulse control, mood disorders and relational conflicts.
(805) 259-3415
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
The decision to engage a therapist is deeply personal and may seem challenging. It is a unique relationship, where ideally, you can be in a safe, empathic environment and talk to someone with in depth psychological training and significant life experience. I offer both to my clients, treating individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. These relationships have led me to focus on the treatment of: anxiety, depression, relational communications, work place stressors, substance use/abuse, attachment disorders, emotional regulation issues, self image, family systems, ADHD, grief and loss, parenting, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, impulse control, mood disorders and relational conflicts.
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Robert Scholz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, LPC Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed mental health professional for over 20 years, I have expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, addiction, men's issues, career coaching, sports psych, couples/ family therapy, trauma and young adult health.
Thanks for your interest in my practice. For some a visit to this page is a beginning place as you begin to consider making a change in your life, while for others you're looking for a fresh start and some new ideas. Clients often come to with me stuck in long-standing patterns of problematic behavior, anxiety and depression or are faced with learning how to manage a significant change in their life. From me you'll receive an empathic ear, but also someone who will challenge you in ways to help you meet your goals. I help clients gain focus and a plan on how to help them move towards a different way of living.
(805) 742-4471
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed mental health professional for over 20 years, I have expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, addiction, men's issues, career coaching, sports psych, couples/ family therapy, trauma and young adult health.
Thanks for your interest in my practice. For some a visit to this page is a beginning place as you begin to consider making a change in your life, while for others you're looking for a fresh start and some new ideas. Clients often come to with me stuck in long-standing patterns of problematic behavior, anxiety and depression or are faced with learning how to manage a significant change in their life. From me you'll receive an empathic ear, but also someone who will challenge you in ways to help you meet your goals. I help clients gain focus and a plan on how to help them move towards a different way of living.
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Kara LeRose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Growth... strength...confidence... resilience. These are things you want more of in your life. Sometimes inner struggles and life situations get in the way of you feeling at your best in your relationships with your partner, your work and your family. When it's time to start looking at what is getting in your way, make the move to finding the support and the solutions you need to take your life from so-so to great!
(818) 918-9789
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Growth... strength...confidence... resilience. These are things you want more of in your life. Sometimes inner struggles and life situations get in the way of you feeling at your best in your relationships with your partner, your work and your family. When it's time to start looking at what is getting in your way, make the move to finding the support and the solutions you need to take your life from so-so to great!
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Debra Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Coming to counseling is a healthy choice! Through counseling you can impact your own healthy growth, and potentially improve your personal relationships, your family dynamics and even your work and community experiences.
Therapy can provide a place for you to grow, overcome the obstacles of life, and improve your relationships. It is my desire to provide a safe, respectful and nurturing environment for you to reach your goals. My specialties include treatment of individuals with anxiety and depression, attachment trauma, relationship issues, and treatment of PTSD. I love working with couples! I am a Gottman Level I and II Trained Couple Therapist, EFT Level I Couple Therapist and a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. Couples can improve their communication skills and reduce conflict, while achieving deeper intimacy and forming trusting relationships.
(805) 214-6608
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Coming to counseling is a healthy choice! Through counseling you can impact your own healthy growth, and potentially improve your personal relationships, your family dynamics and even your work and community experiences.
Therapy can provide a place for you to grow, overcome the obstacles of life, and improve your relationships. It is my desire to provide a safe, respectful and nurturing environment for you to reach your goals. My specialties include treatment of individuals with anxiety and depression, attachment trauma, relationship issues, and treatment of PTSD. I love working with couples! I am a Gottman Level I and II Trained Couple Therapist, EFT Level I Couple Therapist and a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. Couples can improve their communication skills and reduce conflict, while achieving deeper intimacy and forming trusting relationships.
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Evan Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy located in Westlake Village. I have experience and great interest in working with and empowering, children, adolescents, adults and families. I began my career working with young children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and other related childhood disorders. Since then, I have expanded and continued my work with children, families, adolescents, and adults struggling with symptoms related to family difficulties, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, career and social challenges, and other mental health concerns.
(805) 754-2392
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy located in Westlake Village. I have experience and great interest in working with and empowering, children, adolescents, adults and families. I began my career working with young children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and other related childhood disorders. Since then, I have expanded and continued my work with children, families, adolescents, and adults struggling with symptoms related to family difficulties, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, career and social challenges, and other mental health concerns.

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Family Therapy
If you're looking for family therapy in Westlake Village or for a Westlake Village family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Westlake Village 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.