Souraya Matar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Souraya Matar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(657) 226-1180
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Potential New Clients are going to be in the platform of video conferencing through Tele-health,until a return to the physical office .

About

A few years ago I read a joke: "Fish don't know they're in the water". The scenario is that Fish Number One asks Fish Number Two, "How's the water?" Fish Number Two responds, "What the hell is water?". The fish who is "in" the situation (hence the water) does not even realize its surrounding. Second what surrounds you is only normal because it's what you know. I got another one that I recently came across: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." This references to dream analysis but it basically mean that our preconceptions can dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. (Quote is by writer Anais Nin).
I am interested in indvidual's best hopes for themselves. I also care about diversity and cultural factors embodied in living your best life. We tend to ignore cultural factors and let negativity invade our interactions. I have a special interest in working with people from different backgrounds, including nationalities, age groups, and/or ethnicity.
I offer evidence-based treatment for mental health issues and real-world problems that one may experience. I also require of myself to be very client-oriented as an eclectic psychotherapist, I use the best professional judgment when it comes to helping my clients heal, grow, cope, and/or understand themselves better.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $165
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 53080

Location

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(657) 226-1180
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: French, Romanian and Arabic
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Souraya Matar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT