Isobel Gardner

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P

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Isobel Gardner, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica
(310) 906-4892 Website

Isobel Gardner

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P


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Isobel Gardner, LMFT
2730 Wilshire Blvd #650
Santa Monica, California 90403
(310) 906-4892

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First Step Counseling
624 West 9th Street
Suite 103
San Pedro, California 90731
(310) 938-4575
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Is life too hard? Are you overwhelmed with uncomfortable emotions: anxiety, depression, anger, or are you just plain numb or disengaged? Are you using substances to cope with the stress? Are you seeking answers about the meaning of your life? Do you feel lonely and lost? Have you reached the end of the rope. Do you want change but don't know how? My clients usually report feeling less anxious, reactive and moody and more happy, confident and capable after just a few sessions. Treatment plans are tailor-made to meet each client's unique needs and goals and adjusted accordingly.

My approach is warm, compassionate, holistic and evidence-based. As a result my clients radically reduce dysfunctional behavior and mental suffering. I have seen amazing results in my clients as they grow emotionally and behaviorally; often transforming themselves to lead more present, balanced, authentic, happy and meaningful lives.

In addition to my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and my license in Marriage and Family Therapy, I'm also a professional level certified Mindfulness teacher and trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement-Desensitization and Reprocessing). I offer therapy in both English and Swedish, in person or via secure TeleHealth (phone or video conferencing).

Hej! Om du söker en svensk licensierad psykoterapeut i Kalifornien (motsvarar legitimerad psykolog i Sverige) så har du kommit rätt! Jag är svensk men har bott och verkat i Los Angeles i nästan 30 år men har fortfarande mycket kontakt med Sverige och väl uppdaterad. Jag förstår mig på de ibland unika svårigheter man kan stöta på som svensk i USA, både vad gäller kulturella skillnader i värderingar och normer men även hemlängtan och kommunikationsproblem. Många av mina klienter är svenskar i alla åldrar och kommer till mig för att få hjälp med diverse utmaningar som kan komma att påverka den mentala hälsan på olika sätt.

Jag är specialiserad på Mindfulness och är förutom legitermerad psykoterapuet även certifierad mindfulnesslärare och coach. Jag integrerar mindfulness i min psykoterapeutiska behandling av mina klienter. Det har visat sig vara en väldigt bra metod som får mina klienter att känna sig stärkta mentalt och befriade från sin ångest.

Om det känns tungt och eländigt så går det ofta att hitta en väg ut med rätt "verktyg" och stöd. Mina klienter kommer till mig av olika skäl och det kan röra sig om allt från hemlängtan till stress till relationshproblem till självmordstankar eller missbruk av olika slag. Ring mig så vi kan ta reda om och hur jag kan hjälpa dig, din relation eller familj.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • License and State: 113248 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $250
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • I accept some private European insurance plans
  • Superbills provided for your PPO
  • Travel Insurance
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: UCLA / MFA
  • Year graduated: 1997
  • Certificate: International Mindfulness Teacher's Association / CMTP-0027
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Isobel Gardner's Groups

Outsmart Your Smart Phone

Do You wish you could be a little less involved with your cell phone? Do you sleep with your cell phone next to you? Do you feel ill-at-ease if you forget your cell phone? Do you find yourself mindlessly checking your cell phone many times throughout the day? In this therapy group we will process our compulsive behaviors and feelings and will learn new Mindfulness based coping skills in how to effectively reduce our compulsive behaviors towards our smart phone use. Reading materials is included in price and homework will be assigned.

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Location

Isobel Gardner, LMFT
2730 Wilshire Blvd #650
Santa Monica, California 90403
(310) 906-4892

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

First Step Counseling
624 West 9th Street
Suite 103
San Pedro, California 90731
(310) 938-4575
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Communication skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Norwegian, Danish and Swedish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019
Isobel Gardner, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica

Isobel Gardner

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P