Colette Whitaker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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(323) 615-2569

Colette Whitaker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

Offers online therapy

211 S Primrose Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(323) 615-2569

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When you felt bad as a kid, who did you talk to? Was it okay to talk about what you needed? Did you feel seen, heard, and acknowledged? The way our feelings and needs were handled or ignored as a child has a big impact on just about every element in our lives today - relationships, how we communicate, reaching goals, even our self-image. If you struggle with finding a partner, managing relationship conflict, negative self-talk, codependency, and expressing yourself authentically these can be related to early experiences in your family. It's likely that you came up with some coping strategies that worked back then but don't today.
When it doesn't feel safe to be who we REALLY are, or feel what we're truly feeling deep down, we come up with coping skills that might work in the moment but create problems over time. The truth is there is nothing "wrong" with you - but those old stories and beliefs you have running keep you on a hamster wheel that gets you nowhere.
My first priority is listening to you. Can we look at the problems you're experiencing now as opportunities to learn something new and then make different choices? Let's get to the heart of who you are with kindness, curiosity, and self compassion (and maybe a little creativity and humor too).

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $145
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / 115309
  • School: Phillips Graduate University
  • Year Graduated: 2015
Inspired by the insights from my own therapy, I left a 20-year career in the entertainment industry to devote myself to helping others.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Life Counseling Group - Monrovia, Ca (2018-present)
  • Membership: Board Member - San Gabriel Valley CAMFT (2017-present)

Location

211 S Primrose Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(323) 615-2569
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Last Modified: 9 Sep 2021
Colette Whitaker, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monrovia
Colette Whitaker

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT