Therapist Profile

Name:
Ellen Klavan, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
800 Garden Street, Ste. I Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:
(805) 969-6750
Website:
License Number
LMFT45010
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
If you’re thinking about starting therapy, you have already taken the first step toward making a change. When you are ready to examine your life – what works, what doesn’t – in a safe, supportive environment, I invite you to get in touch with me. Together we’ll take a look at where you’ve been (your past) in order to understand how you got to where you are (your present) and work to make positive changes that will enhance your life.

In addition to working with individuals and couples, I specialize in parenting. I help parents change their family dynamics to encourage cooperative, respectful behavior in their kids. My approach aims to honor each child’s individual personality while supporting the parents’ role as family leaders. I advocate a loving but firm style of parenting. My articles on parenting have appeared in Parents, Working Mother, Woman’s Day, Healthy Kids and other publications.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Psychotherapy Parenting Coaching
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology, Antioch University, 2003 B.A., History, Banard College, 1978

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Families
Parenting
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Family Systems
Object Relations
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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