Steve Lapuk

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Steve Lapuk, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles
(310) 912-3065 Website

Steve Lapuk

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

8271 Melrose Avenue
Suite 102
Los Angeles, California 90046
(310) 912-3065

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I believe it is natural for humans to want to change how they feel. Unfortunately, how we seek this change can determine the difference between healthy vs. unhealthy behavior. My work is guiding you through an in-depth exploration of how early experiences have shaped your sense of self and how you manage feelings. My goal is to help you develop both a compassionate view of these experiences and a more secure sense of self. In addition to Dual Diagnosis, I work with actors/entertainment professionals, gay men navigating mid-life, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse.

Dual Diagnosis is the combination of substance abuse/self-medication (e.g. drugs/alcohol, sex) PLUS an underlying mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety) that may have gone undiagnosed. Once established, clients begin distinguishing between self-medicating and self-soothing behaviors and working toward improved methods of self-regulation.

I work psychoanalytically, which is an in-depth exploration of how early life experiences and relationships directly influence how we respond to events currently happening in our lives. Instead of focusing on "changing", I advocate for "evolving" and becoming more than what we have been led to believe we are.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • School: ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: MFC 44854 California

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Location

8271 Melrose Avenue
Suite 102
Los Angeles, California 90046
(310) 912-3065

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gay
  • Entertainment Professionals
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Professional Connections

Ms. Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC
Ms. Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018
Steve Lapuk, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Steve Lapuk

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT