Therapist Profile

Name:
Cheryl A. Purdue, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
12444 Ventura Blvd., Suite 206 Studio City, CA 91604
Phone:
(818) 508-8048
Website:
License Number
LMFT18537
Practicing Since:
1983
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Many people grow up in dysfunctional environments and adapt a "false self" in order to survive. At some point in adulthood their coping mechanisms stop being effective and they develop symptoms such as depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness and problems in relationships. I help my clients ameliorate these symptoms and I guide them in finding their real selves. By transitioning to a new, more authentic, identity, they have a chance of attaining a greater sense of well-being and more fulfillment in life. I use a psychodynamic and psycho-spiritual approach in my work. I believe early experiences are key to later problems and that in order to move forward in our lives we must face our psychological orphanhood and find the hidden, under-developed part of ourselves that got left behind. My depth orientation includes using dreams and imaginative dialogue to make contact with the "lost child" part of my clients. I have a strong sense of where people are stuck and I use intuition and empathy to build a relationship with them. This forms a foundation for their healing work.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Depth Psychotherapy Adults and Couples; Somatic Experiencing
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
PhD, Counseling Psychology, International College, 1985 MA, Antioch University, Los Angele, 1982

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Couples

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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