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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW

Patrycja (Pati) Szafran

Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
3231 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Let's Connect (310) 734-2612
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Hi! I’m Pati, and I’m so glad you're here seeking support. I offer help for families looking to improve their home environments, and support to kids and young adults struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My clients often face the burden of intrusive thoughts and compulsions that affect their daily lives. Even if they appear fine on the outside, the persistent anxiety, obsessions, or rituals impact their relationships, school, or work. I use effective evidence-based treatments like ERP, with great success in providing relief and offering hope for an easier future.
I also help families in creating functional homes through improved communication, nurturing connections, and understanding of needs and boundaries. I support children's emotional development and guide caregivers in addressing family challenges. Caregivers experience life alongside kids, so I offer a non-judgmental, validating, and encouraging space for both.
Life can seamlessly blend the wonderful and the challenging, and it's difficult to navigate the ups and downs on our own. I believe that while pain is an unavoidable part of life, with the right support and coping strategies, it is possible to experience the joys of life and human connection.
Call or Patrycja (Pati) Szafran now for a free 15 minute consultation - (310) 734-2612

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

DFJ Therapy

3231 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 734-2612
I offer online and in-person therapy at the office, community options, and house visits for exposure or family therapy as needed.
I specialize in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Body-focused repetitive behaviors 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (310) 734-2612
Photo of Patrycja (Pati) Szafran, MSW, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

DFJ Therapy

3231 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 734-2612
I offer online and in-person therapy at the office, community options, and house visits for exposure or family therapy as needed.
I specialize in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Body-focused repetitive behaviors 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle
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I don't accept insurance at this time, but I can offer a superbill to assist with reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
"
I don't accept insurance at this time, but I can offer a superbill to assist with reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 117930 Supervised by Danielle Faye Jonas, LCSW (California / 115555) Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from UCLA BA in Psychology
  • Attended UCLA, MSW with a concentration in Health and Mental Health across the Life Span
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I've spent over 6 years working closely with children, youth, and young adults in various settings, such as outpatient programs, residential facilities, communities, and schools. These experiences have granted me the privilege of helping clients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of needs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
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I've spent over 6 years working closely with children, youth, and young adults in various settings, such as outpatient programs, residential facilities, communities, and schools. These experiences have granted me the privilege of helping clients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of needs.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Body-focused repetitive behaviors

Expertise

  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
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I support family dynamics and individual needs, including OCD. I start by learning about your unique needs and goals. We tailor strategies, and engage in regular sessions to reflect and nurture essential skills. Whether we work as a family or individually, I often bring humor into the room and maintain a casual atmosphere to make the process engaging and comfortable!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
"
I support family dynamics and individual needs, including OCD. I start by learning about your unique needs and goals. We tailor strategies, and engage in regular sessions to reflect and nurture essential skills. Whether we work as a family or individually, I often bring humor into the room and maintain a casual atmosphere to make the process engaging and comfortable!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
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Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW

7 Endorsements

Rachel Nebel
Rachel Nebel
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMSAMFT
Pati is a wonderful and skillful therapist. The commitment she has towards her clients is inspiring and I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Joanna Greenbaum, Anxiety + Mindfulness
Joanna Greenbaum, Anxiety + Mindfulness
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Pati has a such a warm, thoughtful, compassionate presence. She is a highly skilled clinician and brings empathy and expertise to her clinical work.
Miranda Selwyn Bishop
Miranda Selwyn Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Pati is a dedicated, compassionate, warm, insightful and supportive clinician. I have been inspired by the deep connection she makes with clients, and honored to work alongside her. I highly recommend working with her!
Beyond Psychology Center
Beyond Psychology Center
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFTSEPCGP
I worked with Patty at a high intensity treatment center. She is intelligent and put together, has an easy manner with clients and is just a nice person. She is very skilled in CBT, ACT, and Exposure Therapy on top of the regular therapy skills.
Joe Kovacevich
Joe Kovacevich
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Pati is a strong and wise therapeutic presence. She has the ability to make patients feel comfortable and understood all while remaining sincere and warm. Her commitment to her patients is inspiring.
Rachael Katz
Rachael Katz
Associate Marriage & Family TherapistMAAMFT
Pati is a dedicated therapist who effortlessly creates a comforting atmosphere wherever she works. Her expertise and compassionate demeanor provide a welcoming space in which clients can express themselves freely and honestly.

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Polish

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Polish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Mentalization
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Reflective Parenting
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
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I employ a blend of approaches and adapt to your specific needs to help you overcome feelings of being stuck, considering your current life situation and readiness for change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
Photo of Patrycja (Pati) Szafran, MSW, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
"
I employ a blend of approaches and adapt to your specific needs to help you overcome feelings of being stuck, considering your current life situation and readiness for change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (310) 734-2612
Photo of Patrycja (Pati) Szafran, MSW, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW

Location

Primary Location

DFJ Therapy

3231 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 734-2612
"
I offer online and in-person therapy at the office, community options, and house visits for exposure or family therapy as needed.
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 734-2612
Photo of Patrycja (Pati) Szafran, MSW, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
"
I offer online and in-person therapy at the office, community options, and house visits for exposure or family therapy as needed.
Call for a free consultation now - (310) 734-2612
Photo of Patrycja (Pati) Szafran, MSW, ASW, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Patrycja (Pati) Szafran
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW