Therapist Profile

Name:
Shanda L. Karasek, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1151 Dove St Newport Beach, CA 92660 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(949) 438-0412
License Number
LMFT96661
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
1. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, 96661) 2. Registered Play Therapist (RPT, T4021)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello! My name is Shanda Karasek, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist currently accepting new clients at my Newport Beach office. I work specifically with children, teens, and families struggling with a variety of issues, utilizing Play Therapy, EMDR, Attachment-based, and Family Systems approaches. I also provide psychoeducation, individual and family therapy services for adoptive and foster families. Feel free to call me at 949-438-0412 for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation! I would love to assist you or point you in the right direction!

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
-Play Therapy for children & preteens -Psychotherapy for adolescents & families -Psychoeducation, individual and family therapy specific to adoptive and foster families -Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, other trauma-related symptoms, and Phobias
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Parenting
Phobias
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Systems
Certifications
-Registered Play Therapist (RPT, T4021) -Trainings completed (certifications in progress): 1. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 2. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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