Therapist Profile

Name:
Shirley Loeb, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1460 7th Street, Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone:
(424) 744-8281
Website:
License Number
LMFT42279
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My approach to psychotherapy aims toward the resolution of conflicts, trauma, phobias, destructive or self-defeating behaviors by tracing them back to negative core beliefs, childhood memories, or other thinking that limits the self from full and satisfying expression. My training is eclectic, using talk therapy complemented by relaxation, guided imagery and body-oriented wisdom. Transpersonal and spiritual aspirations are supported and valued. I believe psychotherapy is a joint effort between patient and therapist. Seeking professional assistance is a sign of courage and a willingness to deal with life’s many changes and challenges. I do not offer advice or take sides but rather help clients work out solutions according to their individual values and lifestyles.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible
Services
Specialty in WOMEN, all stages including empty nesting, post divorce, rediscovering self, MEN facing retirement, finding purpose, COUPLES - PRE-MARITAL, MARITAL, STEPFAMILIES, WEIGHT LOSS, BEREAVEMENT
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2002

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Alzheimer's Families
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Attachment
Behavioral
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Intersubjective
Jungian
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
Academy of Guided Imagery Certification
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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