Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara Eckstein, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Valley Counseling 16633 Ventura Blvd. #1008 Encino, CA 91436-1856
Phone:
(818) 995-0268
Website:
License Number
LMFT8642
Practicing Since:
1976
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Bobbie is one of the original staff of Valley Counseling, a non-profit corporation founded in 1978. Valley Counseling has been serving clients in the San Fernando Valley for the past 32 years. Our philosophy is that every person has the ability to make changes in their behavior and in their life. Fees for our services are on a sliding scale. Our staff consists of a nutritionist, a hypnotherapist, an educational therapist, a life coach and 3 Marriage Family Therapists trainees and interns. Bobbie is the clinical and administrative director. Her specialties include “Calm Parenting” seminars and classes, couples and intergenerational communication skills. If you have any questions regarding therapy or any of our services please call 818.995.0368.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Services
Parenting Classes and Seminars Life Transitions Couples
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, PacifiCare, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University, Northridge, 1975

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Communication Skills
Couples
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Families
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Lifetime Teaching Credential Pupil Personnel Credential
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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