Monica Bezzi Demas

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, RAS

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Monica Bezzi Demas

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, RAS

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

First Step Counseling
624 W, 9th St
Suite 103 & 204
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 895-9765

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About

I have a passion for what I do and I believe that all human beings share similar traits that allow us to understand and empathize with one another. I see my role as a facilitator in this process and believe that everyone has the strength and ability within themselves to grow, change, and heal. I walk my clients through the path of transformation, explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and provide them with new tools necessary to take control of their lives.
I have worked in private practice and non-profit community prevention education recover and outpatient since 2000 providing individual, family and group counseling to children, teens, adults and their families. I am skilled with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviors, ADHD, parent-child relationship and high functioning autism.
I am affiliated with First Step Counseling in San Pedro. See my personal website for additional information about my background and qualifications. Various types of insurance are accepted.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • PPO Plans
  • TRICARE
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC77371
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2008

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: DMH / Parenting &Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: Breining Institute / RAS
  • Certificate Date: 2009
  • Certificate: UCLA / Addiction Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2000

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC

Location

First Step Counseling
624 W, 9th St
Suite 103 & 204
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 895-9765

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Portuguese and Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 8 Jan 2021
Photo of Monica Bezzi Demas, LMFT, MA, RAS, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Pedro
Monica Bezzi Demas

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, RAS