Therapist Profile

Name:
Cheryl A. Rhoads, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
1460 7th Street #306 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone:
(310) 393-1869
License Number
MFC21788
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and groups who wish to make their lives and relationships more vital, satisfying, and reflective of their core values. My therapeutic orientation is an eclectic blend of psychodynamic, object relations, attachment, and humanistic psychology. I draw from a range of therapeutic interventions such as traditional talk therapy, exploration and processing of family history as it relates to current difficulties, relaxation techniques, art therapy, education, dream analysis, assertiveness training, and cognitive behavioral techniques.

My style of therapy is interactive, supportive and geared towards helping clients increase awareness and develop insight into feelings, thoughts, and behavior patterns that contribute to current difficulties, unhappiness, and dissatisfaction. During the course of therapy clients connect with and build on existing strengths, develop new self-care strategies, and move toward becoming freer, more self-aware and self-accepting.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Varied
Services
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Groups
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California, 1975 Psy.D., American Behavioral Studies Institute, 2000

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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