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Welcome

I want to hear your story

 

Hi! I’m Amy, and I believe you were made to impact the world in a unique and powerful way.

Yes, I’m talking about you.

Maybe you don’t believe me right now. . . Maybe you’re feeling stuck, or weighed down by life’s burdens. . . Maybe you’re scared, disconnected, overwhelmed, or lonely. . .Maybe you’re grieving, or feeling like you don’t know who you are anymore. . .

I see you. As you are, right now. I see that you’re looking for answers; for relief. I see that sometimes you’re just trying to make it through the day. And I still see someone that has value to this world.

You just might need a little helping hand.

I want to be that helping hand – I want to hear your story, and sit with you in the dark places. Because I know that when we don’t feel so alone, suddenly those dark places don’t feel so scary.

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And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom. 
— Anaïs Nin
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SERVICES

I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents, as well as couples therapy

Common areas addressed in therapy include:

  • Relationship Difficulties / Preparation for Marriage

  • Faith / Spirituality

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress & Burnout

  • Life Transitions

  • Insecurity

  • Cancer Support

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My Therapy Philosophy

I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs and personality of each individual client. However, I draw most frequently from the following therapeutic modalities:

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

Relational Psychoanalysis

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy

These are just fancy terms meaning that I believe in the healing power of relationships and deep conversation - I believe that we grow when we can process our life’s traumas in a new relational space that feels safe, calming, and containing

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About Me

I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 105646) in Burbank who works in private practice as part of Interior Design Firm: A Psychotherapy Practice

 

I got my B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and my M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. My training at both of these schools allows me to approach therapy with sensitivity to religious and spiritual matters.

When I’m not providing therapy you can also find me teaching undergraduate psychology classes as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, or serving as a consultant for the nonprofit organization Institute for Families.

I also hold certificates in Prepare/Enrich premarital therapy curriculum, Family Wellness curriculum, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, and emotionally-focused couples therapy.

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F.A.Q.S

What can I expect from therapy?

You can expect to engage in deep, honest conversations. Between the two of us, we will create a space of mutual imperfection. We are two real people meeting together in all our messy humanness. This means that I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t have the power to magically solve all of your struggles. What I will do is provide a protected space for you to unlock your own power to solve those struggles. I will listen deeply and ask you questions to help you think about your life story in a new and different way.


What are the fees & forms of payment?

Individual therapy is $150 for a weekly 50-minute session.

Couples therapy is $175 for a weekly 60-minute session.

Longer sessions are also available for an additional fee.

Payment is due at the time of the session, and I accept cash, check, or credit /debit cards (including HSA or FSA cards).  


Do you take insurance & how does it work?

I can accept most PPO insurance policies as an Out-of-Network Provider. Each plan is slightly different in terms of what they will reimburse, so after our first session I will call your insurance carrier to verify your specific benefits. When using insurance, you are still responsible for payment at the time of our session. Then, at the end of every month I will submit all claims for you electronically and you will receive money back in your pocket directly from your insurance company.

Office location

 

4421 W Riverside Drive

Suite 102

Burbank, CA 91505

 

Parking: There is free street parking out front and on the surrounding side streets. There is also a free parking lot in the alley behind the building.

 

 

Contact Me

To see if I could be the right fit to walk with you on your journey to health, contact me by phone, email, or online form to set up a free phone consultation.

 

Phone: (626) 921-4930

Email: amy@interiordesignfirm.com

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Thank you for your message! I will do my best to respond as soon as possible. 

Please do not send confidential information via email or online form. 

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

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