Therapist Profile

Name:
Leonia Kallir Kurgan, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3201 Wilshire Blvd #201 Santa Monica, CA 90403-2337
Phone:
(310) 453-0448
Website:
License Number
LMFT16956
Practicing Since:
1982
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who works with individuals, couples, and facilitates psychodrama groups. A member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, I have practiced in Santa Monica for over twenty years.

Using a collaborative approach, my goal is to understand people, provide a safe space to look at the reality of their lives, help them recognize, incorporate or transform lost parts of themselves and treat themselves and others with more compassion. Assist clients to create more loving relationships, to better enjoy their work and play.

My particular areas of interest include midlife crises, depression, anxiety; issues around the Holocaust, incorporating the spiritual in psychotherapeutic work, and how fairy tales and mythology can assist us live meaningful present-day lives.

I teach at LAISPS and the Saturday Center, have published in professional journals, and presented workshops in many cities in USA and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis Psychodrama Groups
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Psychoanalysis

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Cognitive
Control Mastery
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
Psychoanalysis Psychodrama
Languages Spoken
Polish
Ethnicity

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