Therapist Profile

Name:
Naomi R. Godfrey, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
16055 Ventura Blvd #1111 Encino, CA 91436-2612
Phone:
(818) 783-5470
License Number
LMFT7685
Practicing Since:
1976
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I hep people navigating the painful feelings of crisis, trauma, or a life transition access the power within themselves to restore balance in their lives and to make empowering and meaningful change. In the safe environment of the therapy session and by focusing on immediate experiences and what matters most, I help my clients find opportunities for empowering growth in their crisis. Most of my work has been with adolescent and adult survivors of abuse as well as crisis and trauma recovery. I also facilitate large scale disaster and trauma recovery at school and work sites. "IT AIN'T LIKE WHEN THEY WERE little", is a novel psycho-educational parenting program I've co-developed for parents of adult children to help parents adjust to this different "parenting role" and to engage in more satisfying relationships with their adult children. Besides working with individuals and couples, I give workplace presentations on "managing stress and burnout"; and "communications skills for building better business relationships". "Putting It Back Together-A Consultation Group For Clinicians Working With Crisis and Trauma" is a new, open ended monthly support/consultation group starting April, 2014. I frequently offer an in-depth mixed adult gestalt process group for those wanting to learn more about how to connect better with others. "Therapy A Step Deeper" is an 8 hour psychotherapy retreat for pre-licensed therapists.

About My Practice

Office Hours
By Appointment
Services
Anxiety; Depression; Crisis/Trauma Intervention and Recovery-individual, group; Critical Incident Stress Debriefing-workplace, school site; Adolescent and Adult Survivors Incest/Abuse; Parent/Adult Child Relationships; Managing Stress & Burnout; Life Transitions; School-Based Mental Health Services; Supervision and Consultation; Workplace Presentations Women's Issues
Insurance
Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Magellan, Motion Pictures, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, PacifiCare, Private Pay, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Ed.Psych.& Counseling, C.S.U., Northridge, 1974

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
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 (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Communications
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Process
Somatic
Certifications
Gestalt Therapist: Disaster Mental Health Services-American Red Cross; Advanced Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; Thought Field Therapy - ALGO; Chemical Dependency Studies Certificate
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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