Dr. Thema’s clinical practice is at capacity and she is not currently taking new clients.
Healing, Empowerment, Inspiration, Transformation
Congratulations for considering counseling as a possible way to grow, change, and heal. I encourage you to never settle. While it is important that we survive, there is much more available to us then going through the motions of life. It is important for you to find a counselor or psychologist who helps you create an environment of honesty, safety, and motivation. It is possible for you to grow. It will take time, effort, and a willing heart. I encourage you, whether it is by working with me or someone else, to get the support you need and deserve to create a life of greater peace and joy.
I am a Licensed Psychologist (PSY 20714) who provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy in the Los Angeles area. I provide my services to children, adolescents, and adults by using an integrative approach to counseling that combines cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented methods. I also attend to issues of culture, spirituality, and the healing use of artistic expression. I find homework assignments between sessions to be a helpful tool for empowerment and skill development.
My Specialties Include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Trauma (child abuse, sexual assault, partner abuse, etc.)
- Oppression (racism, sexism, etc.)
- Self esteem
- Moving from surviving to thriving
- Racial Minorities, Ethnic Minorities, Immigrants, Refugees
- Challenges around faith (spirituality and religious issues)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Individual therapy
- Couples therapy
- Family therapy
- Play therapy
- Expressive arts therapy
- Day and evening appointments available
What You Can Expect
Appointments are 50 minutes in length for individuals. Couples and family sessions at 50 minutes, 90 minutes, and 2 hours are available. For the first visit, I request that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete the initial paper work. Initial paper work includes some personal information, office policies and confidentiality procedures.