Therapist Profile

Name:
Shirley O. Kauffman, PhD, MFC
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
28720 Canwood Street, Suite 204 Agoura Hills, CA 91301-4505
Phone:
(818) 631-6854
License Number
LMFT31579
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Anxiety, depression, family issues, parenting and other problems in living can be healed. Relationships can grow strong again and situations can become manageable. Are relationship difficulties causing you to feel depressed, worried, or hopeless? Are you discouraged by loneliness or struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Are you feeling the pressure of taking care of aging parents or have a child with learning difficulties or ADD? Perhaps you're recovering from the loss of a loved one or divorce? I provide a safe, respectful environment to heal hurting hearts and relationships. I will listen to your special circumstances and help you gain perspective. My style of counseling is supportive, encouraging and relaxed yet straight forward when you need me to be. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment, a place where you can talk about difficult or painful issues in order to dissolve them. I endeavor to make dealing with what is sometimes very difficult material as easy as possible! I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and following your lead and level of comfort, we will talk about your faith in helping you reach your goals. The good news is...you really can feel better! The decision to begin counseling can be difficult. It is also the first step toward creating change in your life. I can help you make those changes. I offer a free 15 minute initial phone consultation. All you need to do is call today and we can get you started on your road to feeling bette

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 9pm Wednesday 8am - 9pm Thursday 8am - 9pm Friday - by appointment Saturday - by appointment
Services
Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly. Specialties include: Relationship Issues, Marriage & Family Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Education Support, Elder Transitions, Life Transitions, Long Term Care, Christian Counseling, Adoption Counseling, Grief & Bereavement, and Parents of Learning Challenged & ADD Kids
Insurance
Any Insurance Eligible, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Ph.D. Psychology, California Graduate Institute, Westwood, 1998

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Critical Incident Stress Management
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Employment Issues
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Mediation
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Behavioral Medicine American Association of Christian Counselors
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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