Counselor / Therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA

Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT

Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT photo
Lemon-Aid Counseling
When life gives you lemons ... what do you do? Whether you believe we choose our own circumstances, that there is a master plan, or that sometimes sh*t happens, you still have reactions, feelings, and decisions to make about "what next?" It is NOT YOUR FAULT you have problems stemming from your past, and it IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to create your future. If you knew HOW to do that, you would probably not be looking for a therapist! I will help you design a positive life, REGARDLESS OF YOUR HISTORY. I trust and respect your ability to make good choices and decisions, when you are able to pay attention to your inner voice, your sense of who you are at the core. I will help you discover, re-discover, or create your true self, so that problems in your life become opportunities for growth.

I sometimes conduct sessions that are not framed by the clock, working with individuals or couples until a natural stopping point. This flexible scheduling allows for resolution and re-direction in a more time-friendly manner. I help couples learn to value and appreciate the differences that have been driving them apart, and to regain the loving feelings that brought them together. I help those with a medical condition deal with the anger, depression, frustration, and other feelings that are associated with illness, and I also provide a safe place for their family members or significant others to deal with their own feelings and concerns.

My office has a calming, Zen atmosphere, a soothing and pleasant environment.

I am no longer on any insurance panels. If you wish, I provide statements for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement of a percentage of fees.
Working through my own painful losses and life experiences (including developing a chronic medical condition) combined with 30 years experience helping others, I am uniquely qualified to assist you with your life issues.

• Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology / Existential Psychotherapy from USC
• Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (since 1976)
• Trained with some of the best in the fields of relationships, emotional intelligence, neurobiology, trauma, humanistic psychology, mind/body psychotherapy, Buddhist/mindfulness meditation, and other leading edge areas
• Co-author of The Language of Emotional Intelligence (tools for relationships)
• Co-author of The Heroic Journey (Adolescent Rite of Passage Program)
• Mental Health Edito- award-winning (wrote/edited more than 60 mental health articles)
• Several teaching credentials
• Many years of experience with learners of all ages (infants to adults)
• Expert in designing interventions that meet your personal learning styles
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

* Ph.D., 1985, University of Southern California (School of Education, Dept. of Counseling Psychology)
* M.A., 1974, California State University, Northridge (Educational Psychology, Counseling and Guidance)
* B.S., 1967, California State University, Los Angeles (Recreation / Leisure Education, Art/English Minor)


* Marriage and Family Therapist, Lic. # MFT 7729 (Issued 1976)
* Private Postsecondary Educational Institution: Instructor (Psychology; Education)
* Standard Elementary (Life)
* Specialist: Learning Handicapped (Life)
* Pupil Personnel Services (Life)
* Administrative Services (Clear)
* Community College Counselor (Life)
* Community College Instructor (Life)

Numerous post-doctoral trainings in a wide variety of topics
CAMFT (California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists)
AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
WRS (Worthwhile Referral Sources)
BNI (Business Network International)
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Card, Debit Card, Paypal
Hours:Days & Evenings by Appointment
License:MFC 7729 California
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4910 Van Nuys Blvd
Suite 301
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