Counselor / Therapist in Westlake Village, CA

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Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D.

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Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D.
As a Solution Focused Therapist, Executive Director, Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D., and his team utilize both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems techniques. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Treatment specialization includes:

Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Domestic Violence/Anger Management (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System)
Couple and Premarital Counseling
Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency, Addiction & Recovery (15 years experience)
Family Counseling
Parenting Classes/Groups (13 years experience, certified Parent Project facilitator, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura Department of Probation)
Child Abuse Groups (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System)
Grief Counseling
Work and Career issues
Stress Management
Conflict Resolution
Theft Deterrent Program
Internet (Facebook) Addiction
Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Parenting. Dr. Kaufman maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, California.

With over fourteen years experience working with families, and as a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ryokan College specializing in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kaufman is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Anger Management/Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Premarital and Couple's Counseling and teaching parents to effectively Parent "Challenging" Teens.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Kaufman has lectured to the Ventura County Department of Probation, various residential programs, therapists and other general audiences speaking on the topics of Anger Management , Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse. Dr. Kaufman has also appeared on several talk shows as an expert on the aforementioned areas. Under the direction of Dr. Kaufman, Westlake Village Familiy Services, is a nationally accredited Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and is recognized by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency).

Dr. Kaufman is an interactive, Solution Focused Therapist who utilizes both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family System approaches. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he 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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  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
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
M.A. : Phillips Graduate Institute
Psy.D. : Ryokan College

License, and Certifications:
Marriage and Family Therapist number: MFC 37804
Ventura and Los Angeles County Approved Batterers' Intervention Program Provider
Ventura and Los Angeles County Approved Child Abuse Program Provider
Parent Project Certified Provider

Professional Activities and Memberships:
California Board of Behavioral Science
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Association of Batterers' Intervention Programs
Group Affiliations:
Addiction Recovery Professionals Group
Mental Health Networking Group
The Friends of SAMHSA Group
Therapists Linked Group
United States Mental Health Professionals Group
Anger Coach Tips and Resources Group
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, Aetna
Hours:Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost/Session:30 Groups, 150 individual (sliding scale available)
License:MFC 37804
3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 225
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