Therapist Profile

Name:
Claudia Gersh, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3130 Wishire Blvd., Ste. 550 Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone:
(213) 290-1876
License Number
LMFT53072
Practicing Since:
2010
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Monica. I help individuals, couples and families with relational problems as well as anxiety, depression and other mood and behavioral disorders. My eclectic style, which is influenced by several therapeutic models, such as mindfulness techniques and humanistic principles, allows me to match my clients’ needs and meet them where they are. My training in psychology has introduced me to a wide variety of clients, with a broad range of struggles. My goal is to help my clients feel better and to improve the quality of their lives through the transformative experience of psychotherapy. Significant change requires deep personal examination, this is difficult to do on our own. Integrating a combined 19 years of yoga study, practice and teaching offers me great personal insight and a path to inner peace that I find is helpful share with my clients when appropriate. As a yoga teacher I strive to help students become mindful in both yoga practice and in their daily lives. Some of the proven benefits of mindfulness include: a reduction in anxiety and depression, enhanced health, increased self-esteem and improved sleep. My goal is to offer what I know in an accessible way. I love to teach, and I love to learn.

About My Practice

Office Hours
I see clients daily in my Santa Monica office. I work Saturdays!
Services
Psychotherapy. Mindfulness Meditation including Breath and Body Awareness. Private Yoga Sessions Available.
Insurance
Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Bachelors degree Masters degree in Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Families
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Object Relations
Process
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
Yoga Alliance: Registered Yoga Teacher
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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