Therapist Profile

Name:
Maureen J. Serra, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
5535 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 104 Encino, CA 91316-1522
Phone:
(818) 906-8925
Website:
License Number
LMFT22471
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe that each of us is a remarkable being, full of potential and possibility. By challenging ourselves to be who we truly are and to develop our own unique gifts, we create satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where our lives just don’t seem to be working. We struggle with difficult relationships, career challenges, health problems, family stress, or self-defeating behaviors. This is when therapy can help. A caring therapeutic relationship provides the opportunity to reflect on ourselves and our lives in a safe, supportive atmosphere. By talking things out, we are able to clarify what we want for ourselves and how to go about making it happen.

I consider it a privilege to have worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years, sharing their personal journeys and helping them harness their inner resources to face life’s sorrows and joys.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
Day and Evening
Services
Individual, Couple and Children Counseling Play Therapy Artist's Way Groups
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Cigna, MHN, Most PPO's and Indemnity, PacifiCare, PPO, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Educational Psychology/Counseling, C.S.U.N., 1984

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Expressive Art Therapies
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Physically Challenged
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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