Therapist Profile

Name:
Gwen A. Finestone, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone:
(714) 658-7488
License Number
MFC47627
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Fee may be adjusted due to financial circumstances. Focusing on psychotherapy and hypnosis for psychological or spiritual issues. 35+ years' experience conducting hypnosis. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (aka “talk therapy”). Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist treating issues of: combat PTSD; trauma (e.g., abuse, sexual assault, incest, violence); chronic depression; pregnancy (abortions, miscarriages); anxiety (panic attacks, phobias); medical conditions; and hypnosis for pain management. Sex Therapist, specializing in the erotic minorities. Certified grief counselor, offering individual counseling for grief, terminal illness, and end-of-life issues. experienced in counseling all Wisdom paths, religions, and lack of same. Pastoral counseling (when requested) and spiritual renewal for most psychological issues and issues of religious abuse. Offering brief Solution-Focused Therapy when appropriate.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 11am-8pm; Tuedays half-day; Thursdays, half-day.
Services
Psychotherapy Hypnotherapy Grief & Loss Counseling Specializing in grief, loss issues, trauma, depression, dissociation (including DID), spiritual issues, and the erotic minorities.
Insurance
Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Ph.D., Pastoral Ministry, Newburgh Theological Seminary, 2006 M.A., Psychology, California Graduate Institute, 2006

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Alzheimer's Families
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Forensics
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Persons With Disabilities
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Certified in Thanatology Certified in Clinical Hypnosis Certified in Parenting
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Jewish

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