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Counselor / Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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Karalee Hayes, MFT Registered Intern

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LOST? follow your acorn!
No one makes it Alone, Why try? Get the help you deserve!
Are you feeling lost? Want to know what your purpose and calling is? Follow your Acorn!

Have you been the victim of a crime? Is it impacting you and/or members of your family? I do provide free services through the VOC Victims of Crime program! Call to see if you qualify today!

Do you need a safe, confidential, judgment free place to sort through issues? Do you find yourself making changes only to fall back into old patterns that lead to your unhappiness? If so I can help! I work hard to create an open, shame free environment where clients can learn and grow in ways that improve wellbeing. There are no issues too big or small for therapy, and everyone deserves the kind of support, guidance and objectivity a good therapist can provide. Counseling is an investment in you, your relationships and beyond. Reach out for help and find it!

My role as your therapist is to aid you in discovering your own answers, strengths and authenticity. My areas of experience include: trauma recovery/ PTSD, depression, anxiety, teen counseling, family counseling, loss/grief, sexual abuse or assault, abortion related issues and leading dream groups for both men and women.

Areas of special interest include making change in one's life, female empowerment, trauma, and the related issues of loss and abuse. I have extensive training in dreamwork and expressive arts therapy.

I HAVE CURRENT OPENINGS IN TWO DREAM CIRCLES:

Group 1: Remembering the Goddess FOR WOMEN

Feminine intuition is an under utilized natural resource that when heeded has the potential to improve emotional, mental, and physical well-being. This dream circle series aims to strengthen intuition and self-agency. We will connect with, the Goddess within- our own internal wisdom and knowing.
By exploring fairy tales and folklore, and processing dream material, each participant will have the opportunity to realign with her natural intuitive nature and cultivate the courage to act on these inner promptings.
Upon completion of the series, one will have the tools needed to create an on-going relationship with her dream life.

Group 2: The Answers are in Your Dreams: Life as Creativity for MEN AND WOMEN

Life is a process of creation. We create beliefs, opinions, perspectives, relationships, families and communities. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of yourself or take a more active role in creating your future, dreamwork will provide guidance and access to internal wisdom and potential.
This is accomplished through exploring fairy tales, folklore and their archetypal themes, and processing dream material so that each participant will have the opportunity to gain clarity into their own creative process.

Upon completion of the series participants will have all the tools needed to create an ongoing relationship with your dream life.

I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the supervision Christina F. Cacho, LMFT MFC #46249.
Bio
My history of creating community workshops and retreats began in 1998 when I became a founding member of The Silver Circle Center for Arts and Awareness [SCCAA]. The SCCAA provided free community circles and workshops in New Bedford, MA and received grant funding from the United Way. In 2002, I co-founded Sisters Walking in Faith Together [SWIFT], a collection of faith-based and self-directed women’s circles. With upwards of fifty participants meeting in five circles, SWIFT was designed to empower women in their spiritual autonomy while enjoying and gaining support through female fellowship.

For nearly ten years, I have been involved with the Venice, CA-based non-profit, A Window Between Worlds [AWBW]. AWBW utilizes art as a healing tool for women and children living in domestic violence shelters across the country. I provided hands-on support with AWBW’s effort to raise funds in conjunction with V-DAY, Eve Ensler’s global movement to end violence against girls and women. I also assisted in the training of workshop facilitators in both the women’s and children’s programs. Most recently, I accepted a grant for the organization at the 2011 Abbot Kinney Festival and in 2012 hosted an art supply drive so that women and children living in domestic violence shelters can take part in free healing-art session!
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Divorce  Play Therapy
 Adolescents  Domestic Violence  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Group Therapy  Stress Management
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Trauma and PTSD
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Women's Issues
 Children's Counseling  Marriage & Family Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling
Certifications
 Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI)  Psychotherapy (MA)
Education/Training
I earned my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Depth Psychology is a soul-centered approach focusing on what lies beneath personality and culture. We incorporates the arts, religion, and mythology to understand how we make meaning of our lives. Symptoms are honored as messengers, signaling when we are out of alignment with our soul or authentic self.

While at Pacifica, I was educated in imaginal and archetypal psychology and the Jungian tradition. I received instruction from pioneers in the depth field including James Hillman, Maryanne Woodman and Christine Downing. I wrote and published my thesis (in the academic data base ProQuest), which explored shamanic dream healing and the principles of psychotherapy. The aim of the study was to create a form of therapy that would empower future clients to access their natural intuitive nature and wisdom, making way for one’s ability to actualize authenticity, self-agency and gain clarity around one’s purpose/calling.

As part of my graduate studies, I worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee, providing psychotherapy to adolescent girls and their families. I also conducted weekly court mandated psycho-educational counseling sessions with men and women who batter, as well as adult sex offenders and juveniles struggling with anger management and incarceration.
Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, Credit cards
Hours:By appointment
License:# 68932, California BBS
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Location
3171 Los Feliz Blvd.
303-D
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