Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Stephanie Kirschner, M.S.
Professional Title:
Location:
23480 Park Sorrento Suite 209A Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone:
(818) 865-0615
Website:
License Number
LMFT33737
Practicing Since:
1996
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
What are the barriers to your happiness? Balancing the demands of life and work in todays fast paced and changing world can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely, angry, full of shame and guilt. We sometimes develop behavioral strategies, or ways of being as children, to face life's challenges that no longer fit with how we imagine or intend ourselves to be as adults. Understanding the nature and origin of destructive patterns and their consequences, addressing current challenges and long standing issues, gaining insight and learning the skills necessary for change is what successful therapy is about. With over 20 years experience as a therapist I provide a unique integration of approaches that support both change and self acceptance. I am a sensitive and intuitive therapist, trained in both short and long term approaches. I use Humanistic, Existential, Mindfulness Based, Solution Focused, Cognitive and Insight Oriented Approaches. Navigating life transitions or searching for a new direction, therapy is place to lean healthy coping skills, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and the ability to regulate emotions - all skills that lead to more satisfying and positive relationships, career success and greater happiness, well-being, fulfillment and enjoyment in life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Day and evening appointments.
Services
Individual, Relationship and Family Therapy.
Insurance
Blue Shield, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Kaiser, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Tricare, United Health Care
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Educational Psychology and Counseling, California State University, Northridge, 1980. B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 1992.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creativity
Divorce/Dissolution
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English, Hebrew
Ethnicity

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