Are you a teen or young adult struggling in ways you don't feel equipped to handle? Anxiety, depression, academic issues, or changes in your eating or sleeping habits? It's okay! You aren't supposed to have all the answers. Getting professional support now can give you a lifetime of better mental health by teaching you the skills you need to succeed in an environment that feels safe and supportive.
Are you concerned that your relationship is drifting apart and you can't seem to get back that romantic love, friendship, closeness, emotional connection, comfort, support, and intimacy? Do you feel stuck again and again in similar misunderstanding and hurtful arguments, not being able to resolve your differences? Are you worried about the effects your relationship is having on your children? Have your efforts to solve your relationship problems left you feeling so resentful, disheartened, disappointed and worn down that getting back on track seems impossible and you are realizing you need help from someone else?
Have you ever thought about wanting to feel more fulfilled and satisfied in your life, but do not believe you are capable of this? Does it sometimes appear as though you are stuck, that nothing will ever change, and you just keep going through the same motions day after day? I want to help you become empowered and recognize the ability within yourself to work on the areas in which you may be feeling defeated. I strive to help you work towards your identified goals by gaining greater insight, discovering the impact of your past on your present functioning, and developing the ability to be gentle and patient with yourself during.
I believe anyone can have the life they want. I specialize in an eclectic array of psychotherapies including trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and addictions counseling. We will start with a thorough assessment and collaboratively create a treatment plan with your “ideal life” in mind. This includes treatment of psychological diagnoses, but also linkage to resources, coaching, family counseling, conflict resolution and EMDR, so that you receive well rounded, holistic treatment. I believe that you have the power to decide how the rest of your life goes. Anyone can make changes in order to heal old wounds.
Through therapy I strive to empower clients to feel safe to open up and work through whatever issues they may be struggling with. I work to understand where clients are coming from and provide the extra support they need. I have a passion for working with a diverse range of clients from elementary school aged children all the way to adults with various presenting concerns. I believe in considering issues from a holistic perspective to inspire positive change.
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and women, am very detail oriented, and dedicated to helping my clients reach their full potential in life. I truly believe that no one should be held back because of who they are. My favorite quote is, “Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it,” and such is life. Sometimes people need a little support to get through the rough patches, and they come out stronger and better because of the experience.
Maybe you are dealing with a chronic issue like depression or anxiety and have tried other avenues before. Perhaps you are dealing with or contemplating a major life change. A safe environment and neutral party can help you get your life back on track and reach your goals. I believe that healing and growth is a personal change process that happens in the context of a caring, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship based upon research supported techniques. I will work collaboratively with you to figure out where you want to go and determine the best path to get there.
It takes courage to reach out for help and vulnerability is difficult. With this in mind, I work to create a warm and open environment in the counseling room. My goal is to build a strong relationship with you and collaborate to reach your therapeutic goals. Afterall, you are an expert on yourself and what will work best in your life; I help you become who you want to be. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, sports performance, and/or body image/eating concerns, we would likely work well together.
I am very multifaceted in my interests and type of individuals I like to treat. I am very experienced with over 30 years of experience working as a psychologist and am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Certified Therapist/Consultant), Brainspotting, NLP, Internal Family Systems, Holographic Memory Resolution, and Havening. I am experienced in dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADD/ADHD, adjustment issues, grief, couples/relationships, eating disorders and sleep. I am compassionate in my approach as I work with clients to address areas of challenge.
Emma is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 23 years of experience working in residential and outpatient settings in England and the United States. Emma specializes in helping children, teenagers and adults experiencing distress that is negatively impacting their emotional well-being, close relationships, and social, school or work functioning. Her specialty areas include but are not limited to individuals having difficulty coping with a distressing life event, long standing difficulties associated with past traumatic events, depression, OCD and other anxiety related problems. Emma also works with couples and families.
Life is a journey and the secret to fulfillment is learning how to journey well. Everyone gets stuck at various points on the journey. Symptoms then emerge that vary with the individual, such as depression, anxiety, compulsions, sleep problems, etc. When we need help, we look for someone with experience and a good psychological base to help us discover why we are stuck and how we keep ourselves stuck. We want someone who will help us find our voice and not superimpose their beliefs and judgments on us. My Jungian ecopsychology framework also helps those who are worried about environmental issues .
I have been counseling adults for the past four years. I have a lot of experience in treating individuals that struggle with substance abuse and the family and friends of those with substance abuse issues. I have also treated individuals with many different mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. It has been my realization that most people have experienced some sort of trauma within their life, and this trauma always needs to be considered when participating in counseling/therapy services.
Individuals within relationships will inevitably encounter problems, conflicts and issues that can cause hurt feelings, frustrations, anger, loneliness, and even thoughts of parting ways. Or perhaps an affair or another betrayal has threatened the trust and security in your relationship. Are you beginning to realize that you don't really know and/or like your partner or perhaps even yourself in your relationship? Do you wish you could find a way to bring more trust, safety and support into your relationship and rekindle the passion and connection that once united you and your partner?
Allow me to provide you with therapeutic tools and techniques to cope with your mental health issues and life challenges. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a psycho dynamic approach, I work collaboratively with clients to identify, address and resolve their mental health challenges and psycho -social roadblocks. I have over twenty years of experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce and separation, parenting challenges, adjustment issues, and relationship challenges. I work with teens, adults and couples.
There are many benefits of counseling. Counseling helps us figure things out; it can help us achieve our goals, and it can help us mend or improve important relationships in our lives. It can help us find reasons to live and new ways to love ourselves, and it can help us learn to cope with what life has handed us or to grieve what has been taken from us. And overall, counseling can offer reassurance that things are going to be ok.
I will provide therapeutic services in an open and empathic environment. Working in collaboration with the patient to identify life’s challenges, develop improved coping skills and ultimately allow the individual to function at their best level.
Lauri (she/her) is passionate about helping children, adolescents, & families be the best version of themselves. From community-based agency work with stabilizing foster care families, to counseling at a small college helping students navigate the stress of balancing school and personal life, to private practice she has seen a lot. Lauri has found providing hope and healing to the adoption kinship network (biological family, foster or adoptive parents, & adoptee) a challenging, yet rewarding honor to be part of their story in a small way.
Tom Galten's therapy style is relaxed and he seeks always to create an atmosphere of trust and good will. Tom sees people of all ages and conducts sessions with families, couples and individuals. He is accustomed to addressing any and all challenges which people typically bring to counseling. In addition to his clinical degrees, Tom also holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling, which has prepared him well to comfortably address the spiritual issues about which many people report concern. "I believe that any individual or family that wants positive changes in their lives can have them - no exceptions."
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Glendale are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Glendale then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Glendale, or Child Psychologists in Glendale.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Glendale psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Glendale specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.