Therapist Profile

Name:
Michael D. Kaufman, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 225 Westlake Village, CA 91362 USA
Phone:
(818) 730-2960
License Number
LMFT37804
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Michael Kaufman, M.F.T., Psy.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Parenting. Dr. Kaufman maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, California. With over fourteen years experience working with families, and as a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ryokan College specializing in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kaufman is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Anger Management/Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Premarital and Couple's Counseling and teaching parents to effectively Parent "Challenging" Teens. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Kaufman has lectured to the Ventura County Department of Probation, various residential programs, therapists and other general audiences speaking on the topics of Anger Management , Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse. Dr. Kaufman has also appeared on several talk shows as an expert on the aforementioned areas. Under the direction of Dr. Kaufman, Westlake Village Familiy Services, is a nationally accredited Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and is recognized by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency). Dr. Kaufman is an interactive, Solution Focused Therapist who utilizes both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family System approaches. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Education: M.A. : Phillips Graduate Institute Psy.D. : Ryokan College License, and Certifications: Marriage and Family Therapist number: MFC 37804 Ventura and Los Angeles County Approved Batterers' Intervention Program Provider Ventura and Los Angeles County Approved Child Abuse Program Provider Parent Project Certified Provider Professional Activities and Memberships: California Board of Behavioral Science California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Association of Batterers' Intervention Programs Group Affiliations: Addiction Recovery Professionals Group Mental Health Networking Group The Friends of SAMHSA Group Therapists Linked Group United States Mental Health Professionals Group Anger Coach Tips and Resources Group Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Domestic Violence/Anger Management (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System) Couple and Premarital Counseling Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency, Addiction & Recovery (15 years experience) Family Counseling Parenting Classes/Groups (13 years experience, certified Parent Project facilitator, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura Department of Probation) Child Abuse Groups (15 years experience, approved by Los Angeles and Ventura County Court System) Co-Parenting Grief Counseling Work and Career issues Stress Management Conflict Resolution Theft Deterrent Program Internet (Facebook) Addiction

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Services
Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy specialties include Anger Management, Substance Abuse and Parenting
Insurance
Aetna
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute, 1997 Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Ryokan College, 1999

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Other
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Physically Challenged
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Family Systems
Systems
Certifications
BBS CAMFT AABIP L.A. & Ventura County Domestic Violence Court Approved Provider L.A. & Ventura County Child Abuse Court Approved Provider Parent Project Certifie SAMHSA Approved Provider
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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