Therapist Profile

Name:
Risa S. Gordon, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2999 Overland Ave. Ste. 217 Los Angeles, CA 90064-4243
Phone:
(310) 837-6368
Website:
License Number
LMFT15299
Practicing Since:
1981
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I’m always looking for the best way to share how I practice therapy. It’s difficult, because while there are similarities in our emotions and experiences, certainly no theory can capture your pain, and no single technique can heal. I believe successful therapy comes down to your trusting me enough to share your most intimate joys, fears and sorrows. It’s up to me to be present—with my skills, compassion, and intuition—to help guide you through what is often difficult work. And since I believe our relationship greatly influences the success of your work, the first step begins with a call, where you can begin to sense if I feel like a comfortable fit. I work with adults in a general psychotherapy practice, and I also specialize in two areas: 1) Anxiety Disorders & Stress Reduction and 2) Grief Work (Loss from the death of a person or pet, divorce, or life transition). I welcome your call, and I sincerely look forward to helping.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Services
General Psychotherapy Anxiety Disorders Grief Work (including pet loss and transitions)
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 1979

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Communication Skills
Creativity
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Gestalt
Psychodynamic
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Certifications
Certified Grief Counselor Hypnotherapist Hospice Volunteer
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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