Sylvia Messina Bercovici

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

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Sylvia Messina Bercovici

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

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Location

Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 340-7125
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon During the COVID-19 crisis I will be conducting sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or phone. I am offering a free half-hour intake session.

About

I am interested in treating people whose potential is hindered by negative concepts of themselves imprinted in childhood (through traumatic experiences or neglect of basic emotional needs) and who frequently suffer from symptoms like chronic depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I am committed to helping these individuals attain a sense of self that brings them happiness and fulfillment. My basic perspective is that the human mind possesses the capacity to heal itself, if guided in the right way. I have explored various methods and approaches to helping the mind restore its basic wholeness.
I use individual psychotherapy, EMDR,* mindfulness meditation, and somatic therapy in the self-healing mind approach. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and Approved Consultant and I have found EMDR effective for development trauma, post-traumatic stress and other conditions such as anxiety, phobias, and stress and panic attacks.
As an anthropologist (Ph.D. from UCLA), I have a cultural and evolutionary perspective on the human condition. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I see the individual as part of a family system which is internalized by the individual, greatly affecting how she/he relates to the world.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 36 Years
  • License: California / MFC22061
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 1983

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: UCLA / Ph.D.
  • Certificate Date: 1980

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 340-7125
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Italian
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Somatic
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
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Sylvia Messina Bercovici

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT