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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, those dark places suddenly 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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About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 105646) who works in private practice as part of

Interior Design Firm: A Psychotherapy Practice

 

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude

  • M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary

My training at both of these schools allows me to approach therapy with sensitivity to religious and spiritual matters.

 

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Certifications

  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Premarital Therapy Facilitator

  • Certified Family Wellness Instructor

  • Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Certificate in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy

 

professional affiliations

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Department of Social Science

  • Child & Family Specialist, Institute for Families Nonprofit, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Services

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I provide therapy for individual adults and adolescents, as well as couples. Common areas addressed in therapy include:

  • Relationship Difficulties / Preparation for Marriage

  • Faith / Spirituality

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress & Burnout

  • Life Transitions

  • Insecurity

  • Cancer

    • My personal and familial experiences with cancer shape my desire to be a support to the cancer community

In terms of what type of therapy I practice, I prefer to tailor my approach to the unique needs and personality of each individual client. However, I draw most frequently from the following therapeutic modalities:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)

  • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

  • Relational Psychoanalysis

 

 
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What to Expect

At it’s core, therapy is a relationship you develop with your therapist that allows you to feel seen and understood, as well as challenged. It is through engaging in relationships that we come to know ourselves better, and therapy provides a space for you to explore yourself in the presence of a safe and objective other.

 

The First Session

 

Therapy exists for your benefit, so most sessions will focus on you getting the chance fully express yourself. However, the beginning of therapy can feel more structured as we get to know one another.

Here’s what to expect in our first session together:

  • You will be asked to complete paperwork regarding confidentiality and office policies, and you will have the opportunity to ask me questions and explain what you would like to improve through therapy.

  • I will explain more about the process of therapy and how we will be working together. I will also ask questions to get a sense for your history and how I can be most helpful to you.


Length & Frequency of Sessions

 

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes and are scheduled weekly, unless we mutually decide that a different framework would be beneficial to you.

 


Payment & Fees

The cost for individual therapy is $150 per session.

The cost for couples or family therapy is $175 per session.

Payment is due at the time of the session, and I accept cash, check, or credit /debit cards (including HSA or FSA cards). I can also accept most PPO insurance policies as an Out-of-Network Provider. 

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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