Laura graduated from California Lutheran University with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2006. She has been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2001. Laura is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, as well as an EMDR Consultant - in - Training for The Institute for Creative Mindfulness under the direction of Dr. Stephen Dansiger, and a Program Clinician for the NFL Substance Abuse Program.
Lori has over 20 years experience in the mental health industry working with co-occurring disorders in residential treatment since 1995. She has worked as an addictions treatment counselor, group facilitator, sober companion, consultant and therapist. Currently, Laura has been in Private Practice for 7 years in Malibu and Agoura Hills.
Laura uses a mindfulness- based approach with EMDR Therapy. Lori began teaching mindfulness in 1996 where she incorporated breathing, movement, guided visualization and meditation in groups at residential treatment facilities in Malibu, CA. She currently studies Tai' Chi Chu'an and Chi Gong.
Laura's mission is to help people to improve the quality of their relationships, to live their passion, and to increase their overall enjoyment of life through self awareness, awareness of others, and to feel a sense of purpose.
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Elizabeth Topp, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Topp PhD is a CA Registered Psychological Assistant working under Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones with specialized EMDR supervision under Dr. Laurel Parnell. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Holistic Human Development with therapeutic specialization in clinical psychology, creative expressive arts, and mind-body wellness. Elizabeth is the Co-Founder of MōD, Meaningful Organizational Design Inc., a consulting firm offering services in mindfulness-based leadership, specializing in executive coaching, meaningful organizational design, and sustainability. In 2005 Elizabeth designed and researched the Presence Coaching executive coaching model, a 4-step process, STOP – OBSERVE – ALIGN – ALLOW, used to guide individuals and teams to build more effective and sustainable leadership skills. She is a yoga teacher and on the board of B Local Los Angeles, a local non-profit supporting certified B Corporations, companies using business as a force for good on the planet.
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Sliding scale fee: $130/session
Marina Alexander, LMFT
I believe that my job as a therapist is to meet each individual where they are - in order to get them to where they want to be. I believe that having a secure connection and satisfying relationships with self and others are essential for long term health and well-being, and work toward that state through establishing supportive and healthy relationships.
Drawing from my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based and Solution-Focused Therapy, and EMDR, my counseling process is focused, tailored, and goal oriented.
I am a Fully Trained EMDR therapist, and I continue to increase my therapy skills by frequently attending conferences, workshops, and advanced study groups. I bring a holistic approach to psychotherapy. In addition to my psychotherapy training, I am also a Licensed Practitioner in the Science of Mind Philosophy, and a long standing member of the “Centers for spiritual Living” and the Global Truth Center, Los Angeles. I am also a Certified DreamBuilder Life Coach, with Mary Morrissey’s Life Mastery Institute – the Premier Training Center for Transformational Coaching. This is a uniquely powerful transformational program that empowers my clients to live the life they truly love.
I am passionate about working with people who make the brave choice to step into therapy and into healing, and consider it a great privilege to work with those who want to better themselves and their relationships!
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Robert Ryan, LMFT
I view the path of the human life span, as each of us individually perceive and interacts in our environment in our own unique way. My goal is to provide a safe office environment where a client (s) can process options, evaluate choices, and work toward a healthier and positive personal outcome. The methods I use are evidenced based therapies that include; EMDR and Mindful Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focus Brief Therapy. I also integrate Client Centered, Developmental, Psychodynamic, Family Systems theories into my practice. I work with people that face anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bereavement, trauma, and addiction. I enjoy helping with developing effective parenting and family skills. I have specialized working with preteens, adolescents, adults, and family facing divorce issues. I also work with families whose children, and teens are in school individual educational programs (IEP).
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Tel: (310) 924-0273
Working from a predominantly attachment and psychodynamic orientation, I incorporate somatic processing and mindfulness practices, focusing on trauma and secure attachment recovery. I am relationally based, and work with a wide variety of clients, including those with addictions, dual diagnosis, anxiety and depression, regulation issues, and grief and loss. I do a great deal of work with couples, as well as individuals, and adolescents and families. I also offer parenting support and coaching to address relational, developmental, and diagnosis and recovery issues. I offer EMDR for trauma processing, and CRM and TRM resiliency practices. I've trained in community mental health at the Southern California Counseling Center.
While there, I facilitated the Best Practices Parenting Classes, and received further training at SCCC emphasizing both couples and family psychotherapy, and a wide array of theoretical frameworks, emphasizing community based mental health and social empowerment. I received specialized school-based training for children and adolescents at SCCC and have worked in elementary, middle and high school settings. As a long time student of yoga and meditation, I completed teacher trainings at both Yogaworks, Santa Monica, and with Master Yogi Erich Schiffman. I have taught trauma-informed yoga at SCCC-Watts, maintain a meditation practice, and sit with InsightLA.
Marcia Lee Gillis, LMFT
Would you like to experience a positive change in your life and in your relationships? I offer tools which will assist in the process of positive change. I am committed to helping you find greater wellness, clarity and joy. Whether you are looking for relief from suffering of symptoms of depression and anxiety, an enhanced relationship with yourself and others, greater self-awareness, the cultivation of your own voice and authentic self, or you want to move more fully in the direction of your vocational, athletic, or artistic dreams, therapy is a life-changing gift to give yourself.
EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are evidence-based, strategic and short term therapies that can can help clients move through issues in as little as a few weeks or months. I am dedicated to offering you tools which will enhance your relationship to yourselves and to others.
I believe that we are wired for wellness and integration, and that our innate resilience and ability to heal is greater than we can fathom. Let me assist you in discovering the depths of your personal power and positive change.
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Tel: (424) 393-2776
Nancy Sobel, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy R. Sobel is a licensed psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA specializing in the treatment of trauma and compulsive disorders related to substance abuse, process addictions and sexual dependencies. She works with individuals, couples, families, groups and bands. Dr. Sobel has worked in the addiction field for over thirty years and has consulted in the development of treatment programs in the United States and abroad. Dr. Sobel enjoys using adventure therapy in her work which includes equine assisted therapy as well as mindful surfing ©. She also conducts workshops on healthy relationships at retreat centers around the country. Dr. Sobel has been involved in disaster relief work globally and most recently in Haiti where she founded a nonprofit to provide assistance with education and mental health services. Dr. Sobel has been a guest expert on numerous television and radio programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, E True Biography, and KCRW’s Which Way L.A.
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Rachel Donaldson, LCSW
Rachel Donaldson, LCSW is an accomplished psychotherapist, experienced trainer and mindfulness facilitator with over 20 years in the field of behavioral health care and preventative medicine. Rachel’s practice specializes in mindfulness and somatic modalities and she is a trained trauma therapist (EMDR and TRM) as well as a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) facilitator, a trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) facilitator, a Mentor for UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Certification Programs and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. A graduate of Harvard University, Rachel spent over ten years at Kaiser Permanente working across disciplines, to create and lead a variety of mindfulness and behavioral health programs for patients, providers and senior managers. With her Masters in Social Work from USC Rachel has worked as a clinician, educator, trainer and consultant to community mental health, non-profit, and health care organizations. Recently, Rachel served as Director of Community Mental Health and Supportive Services for a multi-faceted social service agency in Los Angeles where she has created a mindful workplace with collaborative leadership at its core.
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Tel: (310) 463-6484
Michael Allen Moore
Michael Allen Moore is an excellent Neurofeedback Clinician trained at the renowned Othmer Institute. He has conducted Neurofeedback Therapy sessions for individuals and families through his private practice and “remote” sessions throughout California and the United States for many years. He is a cofounder of EEG Symphony. Michael is also an empowering Professional Life Coach who provides compassionate, solutions-oriented treatment dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children,
adolescents and adults. “Most people have the ability to perform at an exquisitely higher level of effectiveness...let’s remove the noise in between.” Michael Allen Moore
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Tel: 818 620 7361