Therapy with Hillary
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Introduction: People tend to come to therapy because they have a pressing issue they want to resolve or a relationship they want to improve. I make sure our work is focused and results oriented. Listening and support are a part of it, but really diving in, unpacking issues, and working towards meaningful improvements are the meat of it. Our first session will be dedicated to clarifying your goals, reviewing your background, and beginning to develop strategies for the issue at hand, so hopefully you leave feeling some relief and more of a sense of control. I use a Mindfulness approach to assist individuals and couples to develop tools to transform negative states, elevate ones mood, better manage stress and anxiety, shift negative patterns and habits, and regulate emotions, so we can be our best selves in our relationships. I couple this with cognitive behavioral tools to assist clients to gain awareness of thoughts, their impact, and to shift towards more balanced and empowering ways of thinking. I also teach concrete communication skills and conflict resolution strategies, including Gottman methods. My goal is for clients to build a more robust internal toolkit to use towards personal and professional goals as well as to enjoy life more fully and with less anxiety. Please refer to my website for more. Note - It is considered unethical for therapists to ask clients for reviews. Therefore, you will not see any on my page, because I uphold this level of professionalism and client centered care. I provide psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples in my private practice in West Los Angeles, California. I am passionate about working with people and believe the power of therapy comes from having a good relationship with your therapist. I’m a New Yorker and my style is warm and engaged. I create a relaxed environment that is judgment free. Email me to set up a complementary phone consult. Please refer to my website for more.
Hired 5 times
10 years in business
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- Ursula M.
Therapy and CounselingMar 23, 2018Verified
License Type: Marriage and Family Therapist (CA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Sessions are 50 minutes long and are $150. Payable by credit card, check or cash. I offer Billing Statements for client to submit to insurance or EAP's, in order to attempt to get partial reimbursement. I can give you more information by phone or email. It's best to call your insurance company and find out what coverage you have for mental health services that are provided by an out of network MFT.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Please contact me via email and let me know you are interested in getting started. I will email you back asap and will schedule a complementary phone consultation with you. We will have a phone consult so we can discuss what brings you to therapy, what you are looking to work on. I will give you information on how I would approach the issue at hand and tell you a bit about myself and my practice. This will give you information about if you feel comfortable with my and if we seem to be a match. Then we will schedule your appointment as soon as you would like to come in. Looking forward to it!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA in Psychology from NYU and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in LA. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist.