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Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT
Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT

Alik Segal, JD, MA, AMFT

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Introduction: The goal of psychotherapy is to make you stronger and more focused, so you can solve the problems that baffle and frustrate you today. You don't have to face alone the issues and situations that you are not sure how to master. Victory may find you at last if you keep hammering away with the same old hammer. Or success may come to stay in your life if you change your strategy entirely. Which path should you take? That is the mystery of your life today, and I would like to help you find the answer. Seeking help is the path to finding and using the strength and goodness that is already within you. Depression or anxiety distract you from your goals, make you forget your values, tell you that you are weak and vulnerable. But no matter how bleak things look, there is the kernel of strength and goodness inside you that we can work with and bring out to make a difference in your life. We can leverage it to lift you up above your current challenges to see the future that you want to build. Crisis is always an uninvited and loathsome guest, but it is also a teacher with valuable lessons. Crisis exploits and exposes our weaknesses and blind spots, sending us careening towards further trouble and maybe disaster lying in wait. Yet, if we stop for a moment to think and take a deep breath, we see that crisis also sheds the light on our path towards greater strength, fuller maturity, and deeper wisdom. When my patients and I take a step back from the crisis that occupies their immediate concerns, we often see that this is only a tip of the iceberg called change. Whether the change is positive or negative, if ignored and unmanaged, change will show up as its alter‐ego—crisis—and will sink our best constructed plans. As my patients and I work to see both the immediate and the panoramic, my style is creative, supportive, practical, and insightful. My job is to help the person who sees him or herself as a victim, to take stock of the past, accept the past’s lessons, decide what values will light the path forward, and having committed to these values, to do what is necessary move ahead as the hero in the story of one’s life. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Reg. 93965. I am part of an organization that serves as a great platform for my work. I am employed by Steven Unruh, LMFT, Lic. 25201, a licensed psychotherapist and an experienced divorce mediator, who is my clinical supervisor. Steven has a Masters Degree in Divinity and often complements my own secular view of the world with his more spiritual perspective. FYI: I do not write Emotion Support Animal letters.
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Hired 35 times

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11 years in business

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Sydney W.

Therapy and Counseling

I was having relationship troubles but Alik has been great help in seeing how my SO can communicate better with me and vice versa. Couple's therapy has brought us closer together and helped me understand meditation and my emotions.
Aug 20, 2020
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Jose B.

Therapy and Counseling

Had my first session with Alik yesterday and I already know this will be a great journey. Super excited and motivated to continue working with him.
Oct 16, 2020
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Doris F.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

My future husband and I decided to start pre-marital counseling with Alik. His location is very convenient with lots of parking in a great neighborhood. His office is nice and comfortable and he has really gone out of his way to work with our schedule. He has set a very positive tone and we both felt very comfortable talking openly to him . We highly recommended him to all couples seeking help in communication and problem solving. He is patient and really helps you understand how the mind works.
Sep 24, 2019
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Tashodra R.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Alik has provided me and my boyfriend the foundation of rebuilding our relationship. We were at a breaking point and that’s when I reached out to thumbtack and found Alik. We went to our first appointment this past Saturday and it was by far the best session. We will be going again next Saturday. I encourage all couples who are in a difficult stage of their relationship to seek professional counseling. It may help bring the both of you back together. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I would suggest contacting Alik.
Jul 21, 2019
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Jay J.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

I enjoyed working with Alik.... he opened my eyes on slot of things in the very first session, I will most definitely be back.
Oct 8, 2018
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License Type: Marriage and Family Therapist (CA)

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Alik Segal

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    FOR COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY ONLY: - You may already know that the "hour-long" session is 50 minutes long. This is an old and a universal custom because the therapists need to take a break between sessions to write down progress notes and to get a little rest. - I don't accept insurance due to the problems in the insurance industry with failing to protect privacy, limiting coverage in ways that would not be expected by most consumers, requiring a mental disorder diagnosis, etc.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I begin by listening to the client's story. People often feel heard and also they feel like a burden has lifted. Couples quickly get the tools to improve communication, chill the conflict, and heal emotional scars.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    2016 Antioch University, Los Angeles MA (Clinical Psychology) 1994 UCLA JD (Law) 1989 UCLA BS (Biology)

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