Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbette Hunt, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 1020 Encino, CA 91436-2611
Phone:
(310) 472-4854
License Number
LMFT45641
Practicing Since:
1999
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I love doing this work. Before starting my private practice, I worked as a therapist in a non-profit agency for 10 years, where I met so many interesting people from all walks of life.Each person had their story to tell and their unique difficulties which interfered with the way they wanted to be living their life. Helping each person is a bit like being Sherlock Holmes: what is making this person tick? What could be making them choose behaviors that are clearly not working to their advantage? What is their underlying belief about themselves? And about others? People are fascinating, the way minds work is fascinating,the way people deceive themselves unknowingly is fascinating. jHave you ever watched a dog who has just gotten into an altercation with another dog? The first things he does is shake his body from head to tail. He literally shakes it off, and trots on to find the next good smell. We can't do that. Our psyches are more complicated. We need someone to help us do the detective work, to help us figure out what obstacles we have unwittingly put in our path to success, and to help us devise a plan to remove them. In the process, we build a relationship of respect and trust, perhaps the first of it's kind. Knowing that someone cares about us, even knowing our darkest thoughts and feelings, can change the way we feel about ourselves.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Having worked for many years in a nonprofit organization, I have connected with clients from many walks of life. In addition to individual therapy sessions, over the years I have run a variety of groups including those for both children and adults. My involvement in the entertainment industry has led to specialized knowledge and understanding of the joys and frustrations inherent in this field. Additionally, as a wife and parent of a special needs child, I can speak from experience to those struggling in these relationships.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MS

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Relationships

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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