Therapist Profile

Name:
Alan B. Rudolph, M.S.
Professional Title:
Location:
5535 Balboa Blvd #221 Encino, CA 91316-1555
Phone:
(818) 788-2738
License Number
LMFT13530
Practicing Since:
1979
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I've spent my career looking at how we live and it's clear that relationships are the key. Yet, as important as relationships are, we aren't given much help with them. As children we read fairly tales about knights rescuing princesses, but it turns out that real life isn't really like that. We don't just meet someone, fall in love and live happily ever after. Relationships, good relationships, are hard work. And, of course, when they are good, we are glad we made the effort. So, while you were perfecting your trade, I've been looking at life and relationships. When your car isn't working you take it to a mechanic, when your computer is acting up you call tech support. And, when you aren't getting what you want from your life or relationships, you call someone like me. I've been a therapist for 30 years (I'm 57). During those years I have spent a great deal of time with clients talking about their lives and, at the same time, living my own. I discovered, as you may have, that men and women are different, very different, and its as if they speak different languages. I like to think that I speak both those languages and can help men and women communicate with each other. Of course, we have other relationships, too. We have parents, and children, and bosses and co-workers. Many of us want a relationship but haven't found one yet or haven't figured out how to make our relationships last. I've spent my life looking at these things and learning what makes them work. Lets talk about your life and relationships. Also of note: The State of California now offers FREE treatment for anyone effected by problem gambling. I am a provider for this program.

About My Practice

Office Hours
By Appointment
Services
Individual & Couples Counseling, Intern Supervision, California Gambler Treatment (FREE)
Insurance
Any Insurance Eligible, Most Insurance Accepted, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Couples
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Supervision
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Named one of "Thirty Who Care" honoring the 30th anniversary of the Southern California Counseling Center
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Other

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