Therapist Profile

Name:
Sylvia Cary, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
7040 Haskell Ave, Apt. #214 Van Nuys, CA 91406-5162
Phone:
(818) 999-5336
License Number
LMFT4939
Practicing Since:
1971
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Sylvia Cary, MFT, has two major specialties – addiction and creativity. She is the author of four books, five educational videos, and has published dozens of articles. Sylvia has taught classes on addiction and writing; has been a repeat guest lecturer at the Betty Ford Center; and serves on the Advisory Board of Men's Fitness magazine as a specialist in addictive behavior. Her article, “8 Perks of Getting Published for Therapists,” appeared in the March/April 2004 issue of The Therapist. She was awarded CAMFT’S Clark Vincent Award for her literary contributions to the mental health profession. Cary’s editorial and “book doctor” business, Therapists Who Write (www.TherapistsWhoWrite.com), focuses on helping psychotherapists and others in the healing professions get published: “Many therapists have a book inside of them and I help them get it out -- because getting published is good for business,” she says.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays; Some Evenings
Services
Creativity (writing) Women's Issues Addiction Co-Dependency
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Boston University Graduate School of Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Creativity
Individual
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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