WEST LOS ANGELES & SANTA MONICA AREA THERAPISTS
Carol Boulware, Ph.D.
3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Santa Monica, CA 90401
1874 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Other office: 1525 Aviation Blvd., Suite 200
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Marriage and Family Therapy License: #MFCT11632
Dr. Boulware has over 30 years of experience in private practice. She is the former Executive Director of the South Bay Therapeutic Clinic. She was trained as a Sex Therapist at UCLA. She is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Board of Sexology, Clinical Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, American Board of Sexology Supervisor, and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Special Training includes Certified in EMDR, TFT, EFT, EDxTM, NLP, Hypnosis and Somatic Experiencing.
As a Certified Sex Therapist, Dr. Boulware specializes in sexual problems,
sexual anxiety, loss of sexual desire, ED, PE and the evaluation and treatment
of sexual and relationship/couple difficulties, childhood emotional, sexual
and physical trauma, phobias, and performance anxiety disorders.
Articles by Dr. Boulware:
Malcolm Miller, Ph.D.
12304 Santa Monica Bl., Suite 215
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
24050 Madison St., Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90505
Psychology License: #PSY5878
Dr. Miller is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in private practice. When he moved to Los Angeles, he received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, specializing in adolescence and families. Later he was the Director of the Psychology Training Program at the Airport Marina Counseling Service for 20 years. His major focus is to help his clients become the individuals and couples they aspire to be, improve communication, and work through long standing blocks to greater happiness.
I grew up in New England and then received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. While there, I volunteered at different mental health centers, and the belief I could assist those in need to better fulfill their life ambitions led to my future career choice. I learned that individuals and couples, experiencing personal and life stresses, felt I appreciated their unique struggles and they responded to my direct but sensitive manner. This awareness and the gratification I experienced led me to gain a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Ohio and a Doctorate from Wayne State University in Michigan. Later, to extend my skills even further, I attained a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, specializing in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.During my career, I have broadened my abilities by being a family therapist for a juvenile diversion program located at the Juvenile Court in Detroit, directed two child/adolescent day treatment programs, been a psychologist in a substance abuse program, and was Director of Psychology the Training Program at the Airport Marina Counseling Service, supervising interns and directing Brief Therapy and Aging specializations. I have also presented at various professional conventions, including the California and Los Angeles County Psychological Associations. For over 25 years now, I have been in private practice in West Los Angeles and Torrance, specializing in the treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families, including premarital counseling.
My philosophy of treatment is to work together with my clients to understand their particular needs, life ambitions and obstacles to progress. Then we work together to help them better achieve the lives they are yearning for. I also adapt the length and intensity of therapy to my clients’ needs. For example, some clients seek clear and focused assistance in making meaningful changes in their lives; for them a brief pragmatic approach may best meet their needs. For clients with more longstanding difficulties or who are seeking deeper self exploration and change, a more in depth, gradual approach may be most helpful. Regardless of the particular approach, I place sensitivity, empathy, and appreciation of clients' strengths first, a lesson I learned so many years ago.
Fees are based upon a sliding scale, according to client’s financial circumstances. I am also a preferred provider on several insurance panels. Late evening hours are also available.
Articles by Dr. Miller:
Sandy Plone, Ph.D.
12401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 304
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Psychology License: #PSY8882
My greatest strength, I've been told, is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL! If we work together in that intimate endeavor called psychotherapy—you may discover new strengths while you are making decisions to improve your life. As I keep a safe space for each person providing privacy, trust will soon develop as we discover together what changes you may want to make. The therapy relationship is one of the most important connections one can ever make, and can impact us in significant ways. I invite you to explore with me if we have a fit, and if not, let me guide you to the right therapist for you. PRIVACY--I have spent many years helping people heal, and having had my own experience as the client, I know how important is to have a good “match” and to proceed without judgment, offering my respect and empathic understanding of your issues. This includes holding myself to the highest standard of ethics—respecting your privacy. RELATIONSHIPS: Intended to create joy relationships can also produce anxiety in our stressful lives. I feel a strong commitment to easing your stress (which is known to be the precursor to disease) for you with relationship-centered services such as pre-marital couples counseling, divorce recovery, or helping your family "blend" after remarriage. Intergenerational issues can also be helped with conjoint counseling, as can siblings, or business partners struggling with communication and/or trust issues. These issues are the foundation of most relationships.
Certified EMDR Specialist--I am trained and experienced to provide healing for those who have been traumatized, using modalities such as hypnotherapy, or E.M.D.R. (Eye-movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing –which is helpful for trauma-recovery, health challenges, creative blocks, bereavement, loss, and spiritual growth. This powerful healing method actually helps shorten time in psychotherapy for many, while promoting lasting and positive effects. I have great respect for this modality and the unique way it facilitates healing. (Sometimes both my client and I are startled by the amazing healing power of EMDR!)
MONEY THERAPY-- specialized training--known as "Money Therapy"--to help people understand their relationship to money (a huge issue in all our lives) is an integral part of my practice. This specialization has brought individuals, business partners, couples and families new understanding about this formerly hidden aspect of consciousness, and helped them with both marital and parenting issues , which often involve conflicts about finances.
Totally dedicated to the challenges of my work as a psychologist, I am deeply touched by seeing my clients heal, to be able to enjoy more satisfying lives in both relationships and careers, and sometimes after only a brief course of psychotherapy. For confidential questions you may call me at 310-979-7473, and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Articles by Dr. Plone:
Susan Harper Slate, Ph.D.
12011 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Psychology License: #PSY8721
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. Often, a person feels distressed and they have exhausted their repertoire of coping skills. Very rarely do people come to therapy without trying a number of ways to overcome an impasse. The first session is meant for you to meet me and me to meet you, and see if we “click:” do you feel comfortable talking to me, do you feel I can help you and do I feel I can help you? Certainly, first and foremost, therapy needs to be safe; confidentiality is honored and empathy is experienced from a non-judgmental stance. Further, you need to feel confident in my competence, that I can be part of a process that can help you develop an ability to solve your dilemmas. I am here to train you to be your own psychologist, working out your life. That process is meant to be empowering, that you can know yourself better, see others more clearly, experience more open communication, feel more alive and more of who you really are.
I believe I am blunt but kind, personable and easy to work with. That is not to say that the therapy is always easy or enjoyable. But even the rough spots, especially the rough times, the process of psychotherapy can feel satisfying as the work progresses. I am fairly active in the therapeutic exchange. I call myself a psychodynamic and existential psychotherapist.
I admire the personal courage of people who are willing to examine their lives with honesty and dedication. For myself, I enjoy the challenge of doing therapy, as well as the life-long learning I receive from working with people. I love the variety and the sense that while there are some similarities in conducting therapy, each person is different. Each journey towards wholeness is different too. I like working in a job that has “no props:” no blackboard, no papers, no tools, no “things,” and with only a box of Kleenex and a private room, this is that job. I have wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old, and consider myself blessed that I love it still.
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