Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara J. Jankovich, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
11340 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 210 Los Angeles, CA 90064 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(818) 321-3493
Location:
8324 Penfield Ave., #29 Winnetka, CA 91306-5046
Phone:
(818) 321-3493
License Number
LMFT51803
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Sherman Oaks, California. In my practice, I focus on individuals, couples and families with particular emphasis on living a life with purpose and meaning and developing personal relationships with deeper connections. Some people come to therapy suffering personal or relationship conflict; some struggle with deep-rooted pain or loss; others are searching for meaning. Many are struggling with transitions of life, with reinventing themselves to meet the challenges of the day. From new marriage/relationships, the birth of children, children launching, and blended families, to sometimes imposed career and life changes, and understanding and ultimately accepting the process of aging. Change is inevitable. Change happens whether we're ready for it or not. And sometimes that can upset our otherwise positive ability to work through it and carry on. In therapy, it becomes our job, then, to identify and even mourn for what is lost, to create solutions and alternative narratives, and ultimately, to embrace a new road... to work toward allowing that inevitable change to transform what is into what could be. Therapy is a journey that can help to chart the way through and forward by honoring the process and supporting movement forward toward healing and balance. Therapy seeks to help you move beyond the stuckness, beyond the pain, beyond the struggle. Even beyond the resistance. It is a unique opportunity to discover and explore old life narratives that once served a purpose and begin to consciously create new stories that lead to... living your whole life. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families who struggle with a wide range of issues, including relationship conflict, pre-marital counseling, the unique complications of divorce and blended families, parenting struggles, issues of aging and life transitions, substance and eating disorders, body image distortions, persistent depression and anxiety, grief and loss, economic and career challenges, and issues of spirituality.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday. Two locations
Services
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY Life throws us curves. Just when you think you're on the right path, something takes you around a corner you didn't expect. These unexpected curves can make it difficult to meet the challenges of your every day life. Love. Family. Children. Friends. Loss. Aging. Illness. Career. Money. Expectations. Disappointments. Mistakes. All add pressure to an already pressure-filled existence. Our job will be to navigate those curves and create new potential—new vision—for a more preferred life. • Anxiety & Depression • Life Transitions • Aging Related Issues • Relationship Conflicts • Trauma • Grief & Loss • Chronic Illness • Substance Abuse Recovery • Stress Management • Career-Related Issues • Gay & Lesbian Issues • Issues of Spirituality COUPLES THERAPY Being in love can have you on cloud nine. It can be a glorious experience. But once the dust of new love settles, being in a committed relationship can also present its own unique challenges. Navigating the complexities of an intimate relationship is imperative for achieving deeper connection and happiness. Together, we will explore new strategies to protect the sacred space for your relationship. • Pre-Marital Counseling • Communication & Empathy • Strengthening Connection • Conflict Resolution & Problem-Solving • Intimacy-Related Issues • Sexuality • Family Dynamics & Parenting • Infidelity FAMILY THERAPY The challenges of family can be numerous and overwhelming. After all, the dynamics of family interaction involve any number of people including parents, adolescents, children, grandparents and any number of other members of an extended family. In family therapy, we can address any number of issues that may be disrupting family well-being. Therapy may include families as a whole or individual family members or units such as parents, children, adolescents. • Develop more effective communication • Create common values and goals • Establish family hierarchy to help implement fair and safe structure and rules • Solve individual problems that affect family harmony • Identify and address difficult or disrupted developmental stages • Learn effective, loving and respectful parenting skills • Coping with divorce & blended family challenges
Insurance
Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Employment Issues
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Certifications
Currently working on certification in Grief & Loss, pre-marital counseling, and Imago Relationship Therapy.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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