Therapist Profile

Teresita Berndes-Carlson, M.A.
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3831 Hughes Ave. Suite 708 Culver City, CA 90232-6842
(310) 838-4403
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My approach is client centered and has enabled me to view the therapeutic relationship as a significant agent of change for those seeking to work on long standing life issues or every day difficulties. My counseling style combines varying interventions, depending on the unique needs of the individuals and couples. This combination produces an empathic relationship with my clients that motivates, encourages and inspires them to look inward at much needed changes as well as developing practical approaches to help create those changes. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and a safe place that fosters exploration, change and growth. I look forward to working with you to help you on your life’s journey.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Individual and Couples/ Marital Counseling
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Motion Pictures, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Clinical/ Community Psychology, Pepperdine University, 1984

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Christian Based Therapy
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) Biblical Counseling
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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