Sue Brekka

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Sue Brekka

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Sue Brekka, M.A., LMFT
12301 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 515
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 488-0009
Offers online therapy

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San Diego, CA 92101
(424) 488-0009
Announcement icon Telehealth and In-person (masks preferred) several days a week.

About

Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern of behaviors and thoughts that aren't working for you? Are you using food, alcohol, drugs, sex, hoarding, or other compulsive behaviors to avoid negative feelings? Do you fall into a pit of despair or hopelessness that you are afraid others may not understand? Do you have trouble making or keeping friendships, relationships, jobs? I will work with you to figure out how you developed certain coping mechanisms, and help you to release self-blame and perfectionism.
Together we will explore your inner world to figure out what may be unconsciously tripping you up. Once we have figured out what's happening under the surface, then you can have some control over it, and use new, life-affirming coping mechanisms to build a more contented life.
Is your kid struggling with anxiety or a low mood? Are you going through a major life change that you see coming out in your kid's behavior? I work with kids and their parents to help them learn growth-supporting ways to handle life's emotional ups and downs.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Paypal, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Out of Network
I am happy to submit claims to your insurance, electronically, on your behalf. Blue Shield excludes some plans.
Call (424) 488-0009 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • License: California / MFC45546
  • School: California Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2003
Licensed in California (telehealth and in-person) and North Carolina (telehealth only).

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mosten Mediation 40 hour Divorce Mediation Course / Mediation
  • Certificate Date: 2009
  • Certificate: Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalyt / Eating Disorders
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD

Location

Sue Brekka, M.A., LMFT
12301 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 515
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 488-0009
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

San Diego, CA 92101
(424) 488-0009
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Only fluent enough to do therapy in English
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022
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Sue Brekka

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT