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Counselor / Therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA

Jackie Berman, LMFT

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Individual and Marriage Counseling
Helping You Rise To The Challenges In Your Life
I offer an integrative track to psychotherapy that combines insight oriented therapies with a solution focused approach to help individuals and couples make more effective choices and transition through challenging moments in their lives. I work with individuals on issues of self-esteem, life and career transitions, anxiety, depression, stress management, and women's issues. I help couples, who feel they are stuck in a relationship that has lost it's emotional connection, to identify the patterns of behavior that led them to loose their bond.

I work from an emotionally focused approach known as Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), helping couples identify disruptive patterns that include, blaming , criticizing, defensiveness, expressions of contempt, and emotional or physical distancing. I work to increase a couple's understanding of each other's emotions, building trust and a secure base from which they can reach out to one another. Partners learn to recognize the negative cycle they are stuck in, identify what keeps them in that cycle, and rebuild the safety and trust necessary to have a deep connection and satisfying relationship.
Bio
Born in Brazil and raised in Europe and the United States, I work from a multi-cultural perspective, providing counseling in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Group Therapy
 Anger Management  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions
 Bicultural Difficulties  Loneliness
 Body Image Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Chronic Illness  Premarital Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Phillips Graduate Institute, M.A. in Psychology
California State University Northridge, B.A. in Psychology
Basic Divorce Mediation, Certification
Memberships
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist
Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts
Association for Conflict Resolution
National Multicultural Institute
Mediate.com
Other Languages
Spanish & Portuguese
Payments Accepted
Cash, check or PayPal. Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, Aetna, Magellan, HealthNet
Hours:M-F 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
License:MFC49480
Location
4419 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 302
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