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WeHo Psychology provides services for a broad range of personal and relational concerns focused on helping you. Our therapy sessions are tailored to your specific needs, and provide a comfortable and open environment to foster communication and growth. Therapy begins with understanding you and your concerns.

At West Hollywood Psychology, therapy is a collaborative relationship. Grounded in dialogue and implemented in a safe, supportive setting, therapy offers you the opportunity to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. Together, we will work to identify and change the mental, emotional, and/or behavioral patterns that are preventing you from feeling your best.

If you’re interested in therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why therapy?

Some people begin therapy to address a specific situation; while others may have life-long struggles they need care and support for. Therapy can be utilized to treat a specific problem, or it can be a means of self-discovery, growth and improved well-being. There are a myriad of reasons why people seek therapy, a few of which include:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Sadness or Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Difficulties with Relationships
  • Parenting/Co-Parenting
  • Self-Discovery
  • Self-Esteem
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Work Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions

How long will therapy last?

The length of therapy varies based on each person or couple’s needs. Sometimes therapy will be brief (just a few sessions), and sometimes therapy lasts longer (more sessions). If length of treatment is a concern to you, we can discuss it at your initial session and create a plan that works for you. For couples, we offer extended sessions to provide both clients ample time to discuss their concerns. We understand that couples may have a more difficult time coordinating schedules, and may desire longer therapy sessions less frequently.

What are the benefits of therapy?

Therapy has been shown by scientists to be beneficial in hundreds of well-designed research studies. Result have listed numerous positive outcomes, some of which include:

  • Healthier and happier relationships
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-forgiveness
  • Improved expression and management of emotions
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively
  • Decreased defensiveness and anger
  • Increased coping skills
  • Increased ability to draw boundaries with others
  • Improved job performance

What about confidentiality?

Everything that you discuss in therapy is kept confidential and private. We want you to feel safe and assured that no one will be informed of your participation in counseling without your specific request for a release of information in writing.

However, there are legal limitations to confidentiality. These limitations include, but are not limited to: reporting child, elder and dependent adult abuse; when a client makes a reasonable threat of violence towards a reasonably identifiable victim; when the client is dangerous to him/herself or another person; or when there is a court order. If confidentiality (or the limitations) is a concern for you, please be sure to mention this to me at our first meeting. I will be happy to discuss your concerns further.