Therapist Profile

Name:
Doron Brelis, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
11600 Washington Place Los Angeles, CA 90066-5033
Phone:
(310) 403-2769
Website:
License Number
LMFT39278
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT
LVN(inactive)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
A crustacean crawling the ocean floor can't imagine building a nest in a birch tree. A person, though he or she may dream of change, may feel as incapable of it as a lobster is of flight. The invisible net that traps this person is composed of thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behavior, which is to say, experience. In a complex feedback loop, subliminally held beliefs (frequently concerning self and others) influence perception, emotional states, behavior, and vice versa. Often, the nature of such a mental/emotional pattern is to reinforce chronically limiting ways of being. I seek to build a supportive environment in which the exploration of these patterns is facilitated with the goal of enhancing one's awareness and creating richer meaning. For some, such as those who were abused in childhood, this process involves the willingness to confront emotional pain and to let go of self defeating coping strategies. I have had the privilege of participating collaboratively in such a process with individuals whose resilient strength and honesty ground the transmutation of limiting mental/emotional patterns.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Services
Individual, Couples, Family
Insurance
Blue Shield, College Health IPA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, MHN, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., Psychology M.A., Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Systems
Certifications
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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