Therapist Detail

Ken N. Dvoren, M.S.

3231 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 396-8280

CAMFT Clinical Member
License Number: MFC8236
Licenses: LMFT
Practicing Since: 1976

Professional Personal Statement
I balance the quest for self-improvement with an appreciation for the transformational power of accepting things exactly as they are. I recognize that there is something inherently purposeful and meaningful in what already is. If we are always in an improvement mode, we miss the mystery and magnificence of now. As a therapist, I guide and support you to meet your experiences instead of hiding from them. I can create a safe space for you to reconnect to your disowned aspects because I have made friends with my own. Indeed, they have become my allies. When we feel our feelings instead of avoiding them, they are transmuted by our very willingness to meet and embrace them. When we experience our experience instead of trying to create a better one, it becomes the very experience we seek. We sit together. You share what emerges, some of it awkward and uncomfortable. As distrust dissolves, you realize it is safe and empowering to share all of who you are. By allowing and welcoming what is difficult, you illuminate what is divine. It is not that simple. And it is.

Office Hours:Monday-Sunday, by appointment
Services:Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Marital Therapy
Insurance Plans:
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • College Health IPA
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Private Pay
  • Sliding Scale
  • Tricare
  • Value Options
  • M.S. Counseling U.S.C. 1975
  • Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)
Areas of Emphasis:
  • Addictions
  • Adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Career Stress and Changes
  • Childhood Trauma
  • CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression/Clinical Depression
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Eating Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
  • Families
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
  • Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
  • Issues of Abuse (Abused)
  • Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
  • Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
  • Individual
  • Interracial Couples
  • Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
  • Mediation
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Religious/Spiritual Orientation
  • Self Esteem/Personal Growth
  • Single Parents
  • Step/Blended Families
  • Stress
  • Telephone/Online Therapy
  • Victims of Crime
  • Women's Issues
  • Working With Therapists
Theoretical Orientation:      
  • Behavioral
  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Communications
  • Eclectic (Many Therapies)
  • EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic/Existential
  • Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychology
Last Updated: 12/03/2012

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