Tom Sorensen
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MS Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Many female patients present with a history of sexual abuse and I have considerable experience treating those and related abuse issues, e.
I have had success treating the middle aged female, 40-60, with relational, launching, re-entry and life change issues. I also integrate biofeedback of various types into the treatment program in order to either avoid or minimize medication interventions, when appropriate. I search diligently the patient's medical history and symptoms, and work with local medical providers, to rule out general medical conditons that may be driving psychological symptoms, e.g. hypothyroid and depression, or adrenal issues and anxiety or depression. Anxiety can be treated with biofeedback interventions and I provide in-office treatment and take home devices.
(805) 368-7991
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Many female patients present with a history of sexual abuse and I have considerable experience treating those and related abuse issues, e.
I have had success treating the middle aged female, 40-60, with relational, launching, re-entry and life change issues. I also integrate biofeedback of various types into the treatment program in order to either avoid or minimize medication interventions, when appropriate. I search diligently the patient's medical history and symptoms, and work with local medical providers, to rule out general medical conditons that may be driving psychological symptoms, e.g. hypothyroid and depression, or adrenal issues and anxiety or depression. Anxiety can be treated with biofeedback interventions and I provide in-office treatment and take home devices.
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Nicole Sandifer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , MFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents coping with various life-transitions, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse, divorce, PTSD, and trauma recovery.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work collaboratively with clients to process painful emotions, navigate life-stressors, gain new insights, and take practical steps toward improved self-care and healthy pattern changes. My approach is insight-oriented, working from the assumption that the better you know yourself, the better you will function. Insight-oriented psychotherapy strives to teach you how and why you function in the ways you do, and to clarify your motivations. It gives you self-knowledge. Most of all, it gives you freedom to chose a different path and be the agent of positive change.
(805) 500-2491
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents coping with various life-transitions, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse, divorce, PTSD, and trauma recovery.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work collaboratively with clients to process painful emotions, navigate life-stressors, gain new insights, and take practical steps toward improved self-care and healthy pattern changes. My approach is insight-oriented, working from the assumption that the better you know yourself, the better you will function. Insight-oriented psychotherapy strives to teach you how and why you function in the ways you do, and to clarify your motivations. It gives you self-knowledge. Most of all, it gives you freedom to chose a different path and be the agent of positive change.
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Laura Ortman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
My role as a therapist is not about helping others. It is about giving guidance and focusing on self-empowerment to my clients so they can have the tools to assist themselves. Prior to private practice, I worked at treatment facilities for both substance abuse and eating disorders, worked with victims of crimes (domestic violence and sexual abuse), and a suicide hotline.
(818) 696-4134
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
My role as a therapist is not about helping others. It is about giving guidance and focusing on self-empowerment to my clients so they can have the tools to assist themselves. Prior to private practice, I worked at treatment facilities for both substance abuse and eating disorders, worked with victims of crimes (domestic violence and sexual abuse), and a suicide hotline.
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Sousan B Amiri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Some of my areas of interest include: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, family and marital conflict, and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and work related problems.
Do you, or a loved one, struggle with the weight of depression or anxiety? There are moments in all of our lives when we feel stuck, indecisive, and confused. Life gets messy, things don't go according to plan, and there is no clear right or wrong. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(805) 468-4566
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Some of my areas of interest include: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, family and marital conflict, and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and work related problems.
Do you, or a loved one, struggle with the weight of depression or anxiety? There are moments in all of our lives when we feel stuck, indecisive, and confused. Life gets messy, things don't go according to plan, and there is no clear right or wrong. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
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Teri Reisser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
People seek out a therapist for various reasons. You may be looking for help with a specific crisis (short-term), or you may be at that point in life where you need to re-evaluate everything because it's just not working anymore. What you will experience in my office is a safe place to exhale, help with putting words to the internal chaos that is creating havoc for you, help you understand the relationship between your early family dynamics and present-day behaviors, and give you specific tools to make your life work better. In the past few years, I have incorporated somatic therapies, as well. Sound good? Let's get started!
(805) 322-3730
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
People seek out a therapist for various reasons. You may be looking for help with a specific crisis (short-term), or you may be at that point in life where you need to re-evaluate everything because it's just not working anymore. What you will experience in my office is a safe place to exhale, help with putting words to the internal chaos that is creating havoc for you, help you understand the relationship between your early family dynamics and present-day behaviors, and give you specific tools to make your life work better. In the past few years, I have incorporated somatic therapies, as well. Sound good? Let's get started!
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Jade Dearing
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Many of us don’t realize how events from our childhood truly affect the quality of our lives. You wake up most days feeling worthless, angry, fearful, anxious, insecure, and sad. These feelings negatively affect your behavior … you are unmotivated, impulsive, angrily act out against others, and take too many risks. These behaviors are negatively affecting every aspect of your life. Bills are piling up, you go from one job to the next, one relationship to the next, and may even be abusing drugs and alcohol. These feelings and behaviors seem normal to you even though they bring you pain and suffering. You don’t know how to fix it.
(424) 334-6341
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Many of us don’t realize how events from our childhood truly affect the quality of our lives. You wake up most days feeling worthless, angry, fearful, anxious, insecure, and sad. These feelings negatively affect your behavior … you are unmotivated, impulsive, angrily act out against others, and take too many risks. These behaviors are negatively affecting every aspect of your life. Bills are piling up, you go from one job to the next, one relationship to the next, and may even be abusing drugs and alcohol. These feelings and behaviors seem normal to you even though they bring you pain and suffering. You don’t know how to fix it.
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Margaret (Peggy) Anne Wyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
When we seek therapy it is usually because we reach a point when our problems and challenges outweigh our ability to cope with them. Sometimes we feel stuck in old patterns of behavior or relationships that no longer work for us and we wish to make changes. I serve as a collaborator with you on your journey of self discovery as you find new ways of being and making more appropriate life choices. I provide safety and support as you experience psychological understanding and growth and remain with you as you develop ways to handle life's burdens in more empowering ways.
(818) 641-1956
Verified

Westlake Village, CA 91361
When we seek therapy it is usually because we reach a point when our problems and challenges outweigh our ability to cope with them. Sometimes we feel stuck in old patterns of behavior or relationships that no longer work for us and we wish to make changes. I serve as a collaborator with you on your journey of self discovery as you find new ways of being and making more appropriate life choices. I provide safety and support as you experience psychological understanding and growth and remain with you as you develop ways to handle life's burdens in more empowering ways.
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Kelly Nicassio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Is your child experiencing problems at school, difficulty making or keeping friends, tantrums, constant worrying or nightmares? I have a passion for working with children and families, and I'm here to help. There is so much pressure today to be a "perfect" parent, and admitting that you need support can be difficult. My goal is to create a safe space for you and your child to work together to problem-solve and get through challenging times.
(805) 727-4364
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Is your child experiencing problems at school, difficulty making or keeping friends, tantrums, constant worrying or nightmares? I have a passion for working with children and families, and I'm here to help. There is so much pressure today to be a "perfect" parent, and admitting that you need support can be difficult. My goal is to create a safe space for you and your child to work together to problem-solve and get through challenging times.
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Heidi Struthoff
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a difficult and sometimes intimidating prospect. Whether you or your child is experiencing distressing symptoms or simply want to improve an area of life or relationships, therapy can be a helpful way to make changes. The therapeutic environment provides the support needed to identify issues clearly and embark on the process of growth.
(805) 881-3936
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a difficult and sometimes intimidating prospect. Whether you or your child is experiencing distressing symptoms or simply want to improve an area of life or relationships, therapy can be a helpful way to make changes. The therapeutic environment provides the support needed to identify issues clearly and embark on the process of growth.
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Amber Greenelsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(805) 246-9467
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
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Maryann Reuter-Kairys
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I treat individuals for depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to aging and life transitions, issues related to grief and loss, and a number of other life stressors. I work with all ages and stages of development, including older adults, and have specialized training to work with young children as well. I enjoy helping people through understanding the various parts of life.
(818) 381-5629
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I treat individuals for depression, anxiety, trauma, issues related to aging and life transitions, issues related to grief and loss, and a number of other life stressors. I work with all ages and stages of development, including older adults, and have specialized training to work with young children as well. I enjoy helping people through understanding the various parts of life.
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Jessica L. Hupf, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I offer support to individuals, children, and families who are trying to overcome some challenge in their lives. Whether it be an individual trying to overcome depression or anxiety, or a traumatic event; a parent wanting to find ways to deal with a struggle their child is having; a teen or young adult dealing with the difficulties of life transitions or destructive behaviors; my background, clinical training and experience can provide both support, as well as clinically effective solutions to help you achieve the goals you would like to achieve in therapy.
(818) 962-2837
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I offer support to individuals, children, and families who are trying to overcome some challenge in their lives. Whether it be an individual trying to overcome depression or anxiety, or a traumatic event; a parent wanting to find ways to deal with a struggle their child is having; a teen or young adult dealing with the difficulties of life transitions or destructive behaviors; my background, clinical training and experience can provide both support, as well as clinically effective solutions to help you achieve the goals you would like to achieve in therapy.
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Anne Carlé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
We all struggle at times to maintain relationships, become successful, make the right choices and ultimately to be happy. Sometimes we need help getting to where we want to be. Therapy can offer a safe environment to work on yourself and your issues, whatever they may be. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family problems, or a variety of other difficulties that can keep you feeling down, we can work together to explore the reasons and come up with ways to improve the way you feel about yourself, and about life.
(805) 380-3568 x625
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
We all struggle at times to maintain relationships, become successful, make the right choices and ultimately to be happy. Sometimes we need help getting to where we want to be. Therapy can offer a safe environment to work on yourself and your issues, whatever they may be. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family problems, or a variety of other difficulties that can keep you feeling down, we can work together to explore the reasons and come up with ways to improve the way you feel about yourself, and about life.
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Susan Tschudi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
My focus is to assist individuals, couples, and families in understanding how their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. By using this approach, problems in every-day living (including but not limited to depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder [especially in adults and adolescents] eating disorders, post-partum concerns, couple conflict, and teen/family problems) are addressed and resources are mobilized to provide effective change. Also, in an effort to strengthen marriage and families, I have created a comprehensive pre-marital program and effective parenting course.
(805) 419-3936
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
My focus is to assist individuals, couples, and families in understanding how their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior. By using this approach, problems in every-day living (including but not limited to depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder [especially in adults and adolescents] eating disorders, post-partum concerns, couple conflict, and teen/family problems) are addressed and resources are mobilized to provide effective change. Also, in an effort to strengthen marriage and families, I have created a comprehensive pre-marital program and effective parenting course.
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Peggy Hoppman Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Peggy Hunt
(805) 918-4180
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Peggy Hunt
Dr. Lisa Bendimez
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
In my therapeutic approach, I strive to honor the inextricable and intrinsic relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that it is imperative to treat mental illness with an integrative lens, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and systemic factors that contribute to overall wellness. I am passionate about addressing the ways oppressive systems affect mental health and offering therapeutic support toward healing for ​​Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing mental health distress in response to systemic oppression.
(323) 366-4650
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
In my therapeutic approach, I strive to honor the inextricable and intrinsic relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that it is imperative to treat mental illness with an integrative lens, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and systemic factors that contribute to overall wellness. I am passionate about addressing the ways oppressive systems affect mental health and offering therapeutic support toward healing for ​​Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing mental health distress in response to systemic oppression.
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Cheri L McDonald
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
To put it simply, I love people. I work from a direct approach so my Ideal client includes those who are willing to do the work by actively participating in their personal growth as we combat the current challenges they may face. I believe in the mantra, "Two minds are greater than one." As a result, I advocate innovative ways starting where you are at for change in mind, body and spirit. I offer tools and modalities together with you toward gaining the necessary insight and increase awareness for change for health, well-being and happiness.
(818) 305-6249
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
To put it simply, I love people. I work from a direct approach so my Ideal client includes those who are willing to do the work by actively participating in their personal growth as we combat the current challenges they may face. I believe in the mantra, "Two minds are greater than one." As a result, I advocate innovative ways starting where you are at for change in mind, body and spirit. I offer tools and modalities together with you toward gaining the necessary insight and increase awareness for change for health, well-being and happiness.
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Heather Gibson
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I love being able to do the work that I do. I feel so fortunate to be able to help people in meeting their goals and building skills for coping with various life stressors. I feel that I have strengths in quickly connecting and helping people to feel comfortable with therapy, which can be uncomfortable at first. I always adapt treatments for what individuals need, and never uses a "one size fits all" philosophy. Each person has specific strengths and needs. Let's partner together to help you in meeting your needs.
(805) 624-4092
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I love being able to do the work that I do. I feel so fortunate to be able to help people in meeting their goals and building skills for coping with various life stressors. I feel that I have strengths in quickly connecting and helping people to feel comfortable with therapy, which can be uncomfortable at first. I always adapt treatments for what individuals need, and never uses a "one size fits all" philosophy. Each person has specific strengths and needs. Let's partner together to help you in meeting your needs.
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Danielle Selvin Harris
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
Is your teenager feeling anxious or sad, grieving a loss, having problems in school or using drugs? Are you having trouble talking to your child about the changes they are going through? Your teenager experiences many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact your entire family and these stressors can be explored in therapy to give your family the relief you are searching for. Your teenager needs a safe place to express his/her feelings and learn healthier ways to cope with struggles to help him/her go on to lead a healthy life.
(310) 494-2778
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
Is your teenager feeling anxious or sad, grieving a loss, having problems in school or using drugs? Are you having trouble talking to your child about the changes they are going through? Your teenager experiences many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact your entire family and these stressors can be explored in therapy to give your family the relief you are searching for. Your teenager needs a safe place to express his/her feelings and learn healthier ways to cope with struggles to help him/her go on to lead a healthy life.
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Casey A. Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MA, AMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe, supportive and caring space open to folks of any gender, orientation, race, or religion to gain insight and change problematic patterns of behavior. I enjoy working with young adults in transition to an independent life and adults encountering life difficulties. I provide individual and couple therapy. My specialties are with eating disorders, other addictions, self harm, trauma, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
(818) 290-8984
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe, supportive and caring space open to folks of any gender, orientation, race, or religion to gain insight and change problematic patterns of behavior. I enjoy working with young adults in transition to an independent life and adults encountering life difficulties. I provide individual and couple therapy. My specialties are with eating disorders, other addictions, self harm, trauma, ADHD, anxiety and depression.

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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Westlake Village or for Westlake Village sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in Westlake Village and sexual violence in Westlake Village. An Westlake Village therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.