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"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
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"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
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"Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine."
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"Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine."
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"I have many years of experience working with children and families. I also have a passion for treating women suffering from Postpartum Depression. I have created a drop-in style weekly Postpartum Depression Support Group for Moms who need some immediate support and a reminder that they are not alone in their struggle with PPD. Group meets weekly in West LA."
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"I have many years of experience working with children and families. I also have a passion for treating women suffering from Postpartum Depression. I have created a drop-in style weekly Postpartum Depression Support Group for Moms who need some immediate support and a reminder that they are not alone in their struggle with PPD. Group meets weekly in West LA."
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"People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships."
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"People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships."
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"In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing. "
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(424) 387-3831
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"In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing. "
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""I focus on daily life coping strategies with teenagers, individuals, and couples. At times we all get stuck and some of our old habits might not be working well for us. We may need to create new behaviors, thoughts, and feelings to improve our quality of life and relationships with others.""
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""I focus on daily life coping strategies with teenagers, individuals, and couples. At times we all get stuck and some of our old habits might not be working well for us. We may need to create new behaviors, thoughts, and feelings to improve our quality of life and relationships with others.""
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"The foundation of every relationship begins with communication and understanding, whether as an individual or as a couple. We will work together to enhance communication and interpersonal skills and achieve the fulfilling relationships you want and deserve. Also, if you're having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and feel alone, overwhelmed and have difficulty getting through your day, we will first explore understanding where these feelings come from. My goal is to build on your strengths and incorporate positive coping skills and tools to help alleviate these feelings and be able to live your life to the fullest."
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"The foundation of every relationship begins with communication and understanding, whether as an individual or as a couple. We will work together to enhance communication and interpersonal skills and achieve the fulfilling relationships you want and deserve. Also, if you're having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and feel alone, overwhelmed and have difficulty getting through your day, we will first explore understanding where these feelings come from. My goal is to build on your strengths and incorporate positive coping skills and tools to help alleviate these feelings and be able to live your life to the fullest."
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"Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change."
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Family
"Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change."
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"I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology."
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"I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology."
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"Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and grief are part of life, but when they begin to interfere with work or relationships, it may be time to seek support. I work with my clients to confront all of life’s difficulties with confidence, navigating their challenges with grace, trust, and understanding while encouraging resilience. Together, we will create a relationship that fosters curiosity and reframe old narratives while honing your personal strengths. I work with young women, adolescents, individuals, and families to help them lessen their burdens and embrace their newfound freedom using a blend of theoretical orientations."
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"Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and grief are part of life, but when they begin to interfere with work or relationships, it may be time to seek support. I work with my clients to confront all of life’s difficulties with confidence, navigating their challenges with grace, trust, and understanding while encouraging resilience. Together, we will create a relationship that fosters curiosity and reframe old narratives while honing your personal strengths. I work with young women, adolescents, individuals, and families to help them lessen their burdens and embrace their newfound freedom using a blend of theoretical orientations."
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"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
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(424) 275-6173
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"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
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"Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be."
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"Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be."
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"Learning to cope with the many unpredictable changes that happen in life, such as issues due to loss, aging, or chronic illnesses can be devastating. These life transitions may also include anxiety, grief, social isolation, depression, relational difficulties, and stress-related health concerns. Seeking help and support to cultivate resilience and skills to navigate the uncertain road ahead can help alleviate stress, depression, social isolation, and anxiety. Learning new skills and strategies to understand, and cope with these difficulties can also improve well-being and relationships to self and others."
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"Learning to cope with the many unpredictable changes that happen in life, such as issues due to loss, aging, or chronic illnesses can be devastating. These life transitions may also include anxiety, grief, social isolation, depression, relational difficulties, and stress-related health concerns. Seeking help and support to cultivate resilience and skills to navigate the uncertain road ahead can help alleviate stress, depression, social isolation, and anxiety. Learning new skills and strategies to understand, and cope with these difficulties can also improve well-being and relationships to self and others."
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"I work collaboratively, my style is active and engaged with the intention of creating a safe environment to empower understanding, growth, and healing. I guide my clients by helping them modify their lives according to their needs and lifestyle."
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"I work collaboratively, my style is active and engaged with the intention of creating a safe environment to empower understanding, growth, and healing. I guide my clients by helping them modify their lives according to their needs and lifestyle."
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"Do you wake up each morning feeling excited and enthusiastic in anticipation the day ahead? Or do you find yourself feeling depressed, uninspired , anxious or just unfulfilled? Many people struggle with these feelings, subsequently missing out on what life as to offer and what they have to offer to life. We are all influenced by our life experiences and some of these lead to inaccurate and limited beliefs about ourselves. Once you learn to identify, understand and challenge these beliefs, you change the way you see yourself."
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"Do you wake up each morning feeling excited and enthusiastic in anticipation the day ahead? Or do you find yourself feeling depressed, uninspired , anxious or just unfulfilled? Many people struggle with these feelings, subsequently missing out on what life as to offer and what they have to offer to life. We are all influenced by our life experiences and some of these lead to inaccurate and limited beliefs about ourselves. Once you learn to identify, understand and challenge these beliefs, you change the way you see yourself."
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 32 years experience helping clients through life transitions. I bring good judgment and experience to the challenges that accompany such transitions and personal crises. I am a problem-solver and specialize in periods of change so that you are at your best as you work to achieve your goals. If you are seeking supportive, safe and productive therapy for yourself or someone in your family, I am ready to meet, talk and help. My practice focuses on transitions facing adults, adolescents, and children, as well as working with families and teams."
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(424) 256-0986
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"I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 32 years experience helping clients through life transitions. I bring good judgment and experience to the challenges that accompany such transitions and personal crises. I am a problem-solver and specialize in periods of change so that you are at your best as you work to achieve your goals. If you are seeking supportive, safe and productive therapy for yourself or someone in your family, I am ready to meet, talk and help. My practice focuses on transitions facing adults, adolescents, and children, as well as working with families and teams."
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"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
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(310) 736-1772
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"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
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"I am continuously modifying my approach to meet each person's needs, and although I utilize several different modalities in my work, empathy and unconditional positive regard remain the framework of my practice. In other words, there seems to be a strong healing benefit in the establishment of rapport and a strong connection within the therapeutic relationship. Utilizing the secure client/therapist relationship as a focal point for continued growth seems to be a vital component of the healing experience. Whether it be an individual setting or a group setting, my goal is to create both a healing and empowered space. "
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"I am continuously modifying my approach to meet each person's needs, and although I utilize several different modalities in my work, empathy and unconditional positive regard remain the framework of my practice. In other words, there seems to be a strong healing benefit in the establishment of rapport and a strong connection within the therapeutic relationship. Utilizing the secure client/therapist relationship as a focal point for continued growth seems to be a vital component of the healing experience. Whether it be an individual setting or a group setting, my goal is to create both a healing and empowered space. "
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"I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help them cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also on issues around grief and loss, crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk and narrative therapy as well as mindfulness based practices to help clients decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance their creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems."
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"I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help them cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also on issues around grief and loss, crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk and narrative therapy as well as mindfulness based practices to help clients decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance their creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems."
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"Hello, my name is Dr. Carder Stout. I want to thank you for joining me. You may be here because something in your life is not working. As a Depth Psychologist I believe that everyone has the capacity to be happy. My aim as a therapist is to heal those parts of you that are standing in the way. Let me help you connect with the joy in your life. I have been described as compassionate, calm and insightful. My patients tell me that I am present with them as a good listener and guide."
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"Hello, my name is Dr. Carder Stout. I want to thank you for joining me. You may be here because something in your life is not working. As a Depth Psychologist I believe that everyone has the capacity to be happy. My aim as a therapist is to heal those parts of you that are standing in the way. Let me help you connect with the joy in your life. I have been described as compassionate, calm and insightful. My patients tell me that I am present with them as a good listener and guide."

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