Sara Semal

Counselor, MA, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(773) 757-5042

Sara Semal

Counselor, MA, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

5619 North Figueroa St
Suite 219
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(773) 757-5042
Offers online therapy

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About

I like to be real with people. I find the best way to work with individuals and couples is to be present, ask the right questions, and give honest feedback. Whether you are coming to therapy for personal growth, a relationship or family issue, healing from loss, past trauma, or anything else, I want to explore who you are, how your life experiences have affected you and your relationships, ways in which those experiences keep replaying themselves, and how to get you out of the cycle. My approach is to provide a comfortable and real space to talk, explore and work on feeling better.
My background as a Licensed Clinical Counselor in a variety of mental and medical health settings has shaped the work I do. I have an extensive background in the areas of trauma, LGBTQIA identities, sex and sexuality, interpersonal violence, family conflict, divorce, life transitions, anger, anxiety, and depression.
I am currently offering teletherapy during COVID-19. While I was admittedly skeptical about teletherapy, I am pleased to say that I have found the connection with clients to be just as meaningful and insightful as in person. I do look forward to getting back to my office and seeing everyone in person, but for now I know we can do great work this way.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $225 - $250
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Superbill provided for reimbursement
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 2265
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Chicago / Psychodynamic Clinical Fellow
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Location

5619 North Figueroa St
Suite 219
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(773) 757-5042
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Polyamory, Ethical Non-monogamy, Sex-positive
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022
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Sara Semal

Counselor, MA, LPCC