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Donna El-Armale, LMFT

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Healthy Mind Healthy Body
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HEALTHY MIND/ HEALTHY BODY

Congratulations!! You are taking the first step to improving your life, healing from past traumas/experiences, improving your relationships and increasing your self-love/self-acceptance.

I customize my therapy to fit your needs and goals. In my work I utilzie a cultural lense to ensure that I respect your cultural customs and religious/spiritua beleifs in our work. Your cultural heritage and religious/spiritual exposure and practices are a part of who you are today. In the same manner, your health includes your mind and body so I encourage you to attend to your mind, body and spirit.

My foundation in my theoretical approach are as follows:

Positive Psychology
Cognitive Behavioral
Experiential
However, I will utilize other methods as needed to customize your therapeutic experience.

My specialties include:
-Grief and Loss/Bereavement
-Depression and Anxiety

-Stress Reduction
-Effective Communication Skills


All religious/spiritual beliefs and cultural customs are respected and incorporated in your sessions as they relate to how you interact with your environment and others.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for an appointment.
Bio
Donna currently work with individual -adults and teens and maintains a private practice in Culver City in Southern California.

With over 9 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, Donna uses a humanistic/cognitive behavioral tools in therapy. Currently, she works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise working with issues of grief and loss, trauma recovery and anger management. Her early training included working with adults facing a life threatening illness, court dependent children and counseled family members who have children with developmental delays and other special needs i.e. Autism.

In addition to being a therapist, Donna El-Armale provides workshops on topics of stress and anger management. Donna El-Armale is also an adjunct faculty member at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, and formally at CSU Long Beach and Fullerton. Some of the many subjects taught are courses in behavior modification, the experience of death/dying, psychology of stress, child development and psychology of gender/women.

Donna also utilizes an interactive, solution-focused approach. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Phillips Graduate Institute Master’s of Art (M.A.) (Honors)

Trauma Recovery (2016)

Positive Psychology (2011)

Thought Field Therapy (2011)

Group Facilitation and HIV Education-LA Shanti (2002)

Trauma Treatment of Adults and Children- Dr. Ross/Del Amo Hospital
Memberships
CAMFT Member since 2001
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Insurance
Hours:Call for consult
License:CA MFC 46390
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Location
11600 Washington Pl #201
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